Inside look at Buffalo Sabres

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A coaching change and other offseason moves have the Buffalo Sabres optimistic they can take the next step this season and qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2011. That would end the longest active playoff drought in the NHL.

Ralph Krueger replaced Phil Housley as coach May 15 and brings international and NHL experience. He coached Switzerland to an upset of Canada at the 2006 Torino Olympics and helped Team Europe reach the World Cup of Hockey 2016 championship series, which it lost to Team Canada. He also was 19-22-7 as coach of the Edmonton Oilers in 2012-13. Read More

Ullmark agrees to 1-year contract

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The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Linus Ullmark on a one-year contract with an average annual value of $1.325 million.

Ullmark (6’4″, 213 lbs., 7/31/1993) recorded a 15-14-5 record and his first two NHL shutouts in 37 appearances during his first full NHL season in 2018-19. In parts of four seasons with the Sabres, Ullmark has appeared in 63 games, posting a 24-27-7 record with a .910 save percentage and a 2.87 goals-against average. Read More

Sabres agree to 2-year deal with McCabe

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The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jake McCabe on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.85 million.

McCabe (6’1″, 206 lbs., 10/12/1993) recorded 14 points (4+10) in 59 games during the 2018-19 season. Since being selected by Buffalo in the second round (44th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin native has appeared in 274 games for the Sabres, totaling 61 points (14+47) and 153 penalty minutes. Read More

Sabres, Elie agree to 1-year contract

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The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has agreed to terms with forward Remi Elie on a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of $700,000.

Elie (6’1″, 215 lbs., 4/16/1995) appeared in 16 games with the Sabres in 2018-19 after the team claimed him off waivers from the Dallas Stars in October. He also played 25 regular-season AHL games and three playoff games with the Rochester Americans, totaling 14 points (8+6) in those contests. Read More