Sabres Look For Some Offense Against The Stanley Cup Champions Kings 10:30 PM(MSG HD, Bell TV, WGR550)

@ 10:30 PM

Last Game:

Buffalo: October 22nd @ Ducks Loss 4-1

Los Angeles: October 19th vs Wild Won 2-1

Record:

Buffalo: 1-6-0

Los Angeles: 4-1-1

Points:

Buffalo: 2

Los Angeles: 9

Rank In Conference:

Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)

Los Angeles: 4th(2nd in Pacific)

Goals For:

Buffalo: 8(30th)

Los Angeles: 14(21st)

Goals Against:

Buffalo: 26(T-28th)

Los Angeles: 10(T-5th)

Power Play Rankings:

Buffalo: 0.0%(T-28th)

Los Angeles: 10.0%(T-24th)

Penalty Kill Rankings:

Buffalo: 89.7%(5th)

Los Angeles: 86.4%(T-9th)

Shots For:

Buffalo: 164(T-24th)

Los Angeles: 151(T-27th)

Shots Against:

Buffalo: 261(29th)

Los Angeles: 216(T-23rd)

Face-Off Percentage:

Buffalo: 41.0%(30th)

Los Angeles: 49.4%(T-19th)

Hits:

Buffalo: 171(8th)

Los Angeles: 202(2nd)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: 124(3rd)

Los Angeles: 73(19th)

Team Leaders:

Goals:

Buffalo: Ennis(3), Girgensons and Foligno(2), Mitchell(1)

Los Angeles: Pearson(5), Toffoli and Carter(3), Kopitar, Brown, and Williams(1)

Assists:

Buffalo: Stafford(3), Moulson(2), 6 Tied with 1 Assist

Los Angeles: Toffoli(4), Carter(3), Pearson, Doughty, Voynov, and Richards(2)

Points:

Buffalo: Stafford, Foligno, and Ennis(3), Girgensons and Moulson(2), 6 Tied with 1 Point

Los Angeles: Toffoli and Pearson(7), Carter(6), Kopitar, Doughty, Voynov, and Richards(2)

Plus/Minus:

Buffalo: Girgensons and Strachan(EV), Flynn(-1), Foligno, Mitchell, Myers, and Reinhart(-2), Gorges(-3)

Los Angeles: Toffoli and Carter(+9), Pearson(+7), Doughty(+4), Martinez(+3)

Penalty Minutes:

Buffalo: Myers(16), Deslauriers, Weber, and McCormick(11), Benoit(8), Meszaros and Gorges(6)

Los Angeles: Richards(21), Clifford(12), Stoll(10), Regehr(9)

Shots:

Buffalo: Stewart(19), Myers(17), Girgensons and Moulson(15), Stafford(14)

Los Angeles: Carter(16), Martinez and Williams(13), Toffoli(12), Doughty and Kopitar(11)

Face-Off Wins:

Buffalo: Girgensons(40), Hodgson(28), Ennis(23), Stafford(18)

Los Angeles: Kopitar(60), Stoll(58), Carter(53), Richards(22)

Hits:

Buffalo: Weber(24), Deslauriers(21), Foligno(17), Girgensons(15)

Los Angeles: Regehr(23), Greene(20), Stoll(17), Clifford and McNabb(16)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: Gorges(36), Weber(13), Benoit(12), Meszaros(11)

Los Angeles: Greene(12), Doughty(9), Martinez and Voynov(8), McNabb(7)

Starting Lineups:

Sabres Forward Lines:

Stafford-Girgensons-Mitchell

Foligno-Hodgson-Stewart

Moulson-Ennis-Gionta

Deslauriers-Reinhart-McCormick

Sabres Defense Pairings:

Myers-Gorges

Benoit-Ristolaninen

Weber-Meszaros

Kings Forward Lines:

Pearson-Carter-Toffoli

Williams-Kopitar-Richards

King-Brown-Stoll

Clifford-Andreoff-Nolan

Kings Defense Pairings:

McNabb-Doughty

Greene-Martinez

Muzzin-Regehr

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:

Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 5 GP 1-4-0 3.34 GAA .907 SV% 0 SO

Los Angeles: Jonathan Quick 5 GP 3-1-1 1.86 GAA .951 SV% 1 SO

Notes:

Last Meeting: November 12th Sabres Won(SO) 3-2

Season Series: Kings Won 2-0-0-1

All-Time: Sabres Lead 56-40-18-0-1

All-Time @LAK: Kings Lead 25-24-9-0-0

Upcoming Matchups:

December 9th vs Kings 7:00 PM

Last Game Recap:

Andersen, Perry lead Ducks to sixth straight win

ANAHEIM — The Buffalo Sabres finally ended their scoreless streak, but it wasn’t enough against goalie Frederik Andersen and Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks.

Andersen made 22 saves to match his career-high sixth straight win and Perry had a hat trick in Anaheim’s 4-1 win Wednesday against Buffalo at Honda Center.

Perry ripped a slap shot past Buffalo goalie Michal Neuvirth at 17:17 of the third after captain Ryan Getzlaf outworked a defender to the puck to set it up. Perry completed his second hat trick this season on an empty-net goal at 18:55.

Andersen was 5:06 away from his second straight shutout when Tyler Ennis pushed a rebound by him to make it 2-1. Andersen had gone nearly 200 minutes without allowing a goal.

Ennis’ goal allowed Buffalo to avoid being shutout for the third straight game for the first time in team history. Its scoreless streak lasted 198 minutes, dating to a goal by Marcus Foligno in the third period of a shootout win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct.14.

http://sabres.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/recap?id=2014020092&navid=DL|BUF|home

 

Tonight’s Preview:

Sabres try to end offensive woes vs. Kings

Season series: The Buffalo Sabres earned a split against the Los Angeles Kings in 2013-14, with each team winning at home in games played five days apart. Jonathan Quick made 19 saves in a 2-0 shutout on Nov. 7, 2013, in the Sabres’ most-recent visit to Staples Center.

Sabres team scope: The offensive troubles that relegated Buffalo to last place in the overall standings last season haven’t improved. The Sabres come to Los Angeles after a solid effort that came up short in a 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, the opener of a four-game road trip. The Sabres have scored eight non-shootout goals in their seven games and are scoreless in 24 power plays after failing to convert on two chances in Anaheim. Michal Neuvirth made 30 saves against the Ducks; with Buffalo playing on consecutive nights, Jhonas Enroth could get the call against the Kings.

Kings team scope: Los Angeles forward Jordan Nolan and his father, Sabres coach Ted Nolan, will face each other for the first time when the Kings go for their fifth win in a row. It’s the first time in Jordan’s career that he’ll be playing against a team coached by his dad. “It’s just another game,” Jordan told LAKingsInsider.com. “It’s just a little more of a special feeling out there I would think. I’m not looking to be saying hello to him in the game or anything like that. But I’m sure we’ll talk before the game and after the game and I’m sure I’ll give him a little look during the game. So it’s going to be fun I think and I have family that will be watching.” The Kings will also get some help on the blue line with the expected return of Jake Muzzin, who’s missed three weeks because of an upper-body injury.

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Injury Report:

Buffalo: Kaleta Facial Fractures(IR/Out), Hackett Torn ACL(IR/Out)

Los Angeles: Bodnarchuk Knee(IR/Out), Lewis Upper Body(IR/Out), Muzzin Upper Body(Probable), Gaborik Upper Body(Probable)

Next 5 Games:

October 25th @ San Jose Sharks 4:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 28th @ Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 30th vs Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

November 1st @ Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/SN1)

November 2nd vs Detroit Red Wings 5:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV/TVA)

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Sabres begin their West Coast road trip in Anaheim against the Ducks

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Last Game:
Buffalo: Oct 18 vs. Bruins-Sabres Lost 4-0

Anaheim: Oct 19 vs. Blues-Ducks Won 3-0

Record:
Buffalo: 1-5-0
Anaheim: 5-1-0

Points:
Buffalo: 2
Anaheim: 10

Rank In Conference:
Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)
Anaheim: 1st(1st in Pacific)

Goals For:
Buffalo: 7(30th)
Anaheim: 20(T-5th)

Goals Against:
Buffalo: 22(26th)
Anaheim: 13(T-11th)

Power Play Rankings:
Buffalo: 0.0%(T-28th)
Anaheim: 25.0(T-8th)

Penalty Kill Rankings:
Buffalo: 88.0%(7th)
Anaheim: 83.3%(13th)

Shots For:
Buffalo: 141(28th)
Anaheim: 178(15th)

Shots Against:
Buffalo: 227(26th)
Anaheim: 178(T-15th)

Face-Off Percentage:
Buffalo: 41.7%(30th)
Anaheim: 54.3%(4th)

Hits:
Buffalo: 139(13th)
Anaheim: 168(6th)

Blocked Shots:
Buffalo: 107(6th)
Anaheim: 93(T-11th)

Team Leaders:
Goals:

Buffalo: Girgensons, Ennis, and Foligno(2), Mitchell(1)
Anaheim: Perry(5), Beleskey(4), Getzlaf, Vatanen, Kesler, Karlsson(2)

Assists:
Buffalo: Stafford(3), 7 Tied with 1 Assist
Anaheim: Getzlaf(6), Fowler(4), Vatanen, Kesler, Silfverberg, Maroon(3)

Points:
Buffalo: Stafford and Foligno(3), Ennis and Girgensons(2), 7 Tied with 1 Point
Anaheim: Getzlaf(8), Perry(7), Vatanen and Kesler(5), Beleskey and Fowler(4)

Plus/Minus:
Buffalo: Girgensons(+1), Strachan(EV)
Anaheim: Lindholm and Karlsson(+4), Perry, Fowler, Beleskey(+3)

Penalty Minutes:
Buffalo: Deslauriers(11), Weber(9), Benoit(8), Meszaros and McCormick(6)
Anaheim: Kesler and Stoner(9), Jackman(7), Perry(6)

Shots:
Buffalo: Stewart and Myers(15), Girgensons(14), Moulson and Gointa(13), Stafford(12)
Anaheim: Perry(19), Getzlaf and Kesler(17), Beleskey(15), Vatanen and Smith-Pelly(12)

Face-Off Wins:
Buffalo: Girgensons(35), Hodgson(23), Ennis(19), Stafford(16), Reinhart(13)
Anaheim: Kesler(69), Getzlaf(58), Thompson(39), Karlsson(20)

Hits:
Buffalo: Deslauriers(20), Weber(18), Foligno(15), Girgensons(13)
Anaheim: Smith-Pelly(20), Beleskey and Thompson(16), Kesler and Lovejoy(14)

Blocked Shots:
Buffalo: Gorges(30), Benoit(12), Weber(11), Meszaros(10)
Anaheim: Vatanen(17), Beauchemin(13), Getzlaf(11), Lindholm(10)

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:
Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 1-4-0 3.34 GAA .907 SV% 0 SO
Anaheim: Frederik Andersen 5-0-0 1.38 GAA .950 SV% 1 SO

Notes:
Last Meeting: October 13 @ Buffalo-Sabres Lost 5-1

Season Series:
All-Time: Sabres Lead 15-11-3
All-Time @ ANA: Sabres Lead 8-6-0

Injury Report:
Buffalo: Kaleta Facial Fractures(IR/Out), Hackett Torn ACL(IR/Out)
Anaheim: Souray Torn Wrist Ligament(IR/Out), Heatley Groin(IR/Out), Palmieri High Ankle Sprain(Out), Allen Lower Body(IR/Out), Maroon Knee(IR/Out)

Next 5 Games:
October 23rd @ Los Angeles Kings 10:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
October 25th @ San Jose Sharks 4:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
October 28th @ Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
October 30 vs. Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
November 1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/SN1)

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Slumping Sabres take on Bruins at First Niagara Center

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Last Game:
Buffalo: Oct 17 vs. Panthers-Sabres Lost 1-0

Boston: Oct 16 @ Canadiens-Bruins Lost 4-6

Record:
Buffalo: 1-4-0
Boston: 2-4-0

Points:
Buffalo: 2
Boston: 4

Rank In Conference:
Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)
Boston: 12th(6th in Atlantic)

Goals For:
Buffalo: 7(T-26th)
Boston: 10(T-18th)

Goals Against:
Buffalo: 18(28th)
Boston: 17(T-24th)

Power Play Rankings:
Buffalo: 0.0%(T-27th)
Boston: 15.8%(17th)

Penalty Kill Rankings:
Buffalo: 86.4%(13th)
Boston: 72.7%(T-26th)

Shots For:
Buffalo: 109(T-21st)
Boston: 175(1st)

Shots Against:
Buffalo: 191(29th)
Boston: 141(20th)

Face-Off Percentage:
Buffalo: 40.3%(30th)
Boston: 52.5%(9th)

Hits:
Buffalo: 126(8th)
Boston: 129(6th)

Blocked Shots:
Buffalo: 88(3rd)
Boston: 74(T-6th)

Team Leaders:
Goals:

Buffalo: Girgensons, Ennis, and Foligno(2), Mitchell(1)
Boston: Eriksson and Smith(2), Soderberg, Kelly, Bergeron, Krejci, Chara, Gagne(1)

Assists:
Buffalo: Stafford(3), 7 Tied with 1 Assist
Boston: Soderberg and Kelly(3), Bergeron, Krejci, Lucic(2)

Points:
Buffalo: Stafford and Foligno(3), Ennis and Girgensons(2), 7 Tied with 1 Point
Boston: Soderberg and Kelly(4), Eriksson, Smith, Bergeron, Krejci(3), Lucic(2)

Plus/Minus:
Buffalo: Girgensons(+1), Strachan, Myers, Gorges, Foligno(EV)
Boston: Miller(+4), Kelly(+3), Eriksson and Krug(+2)

Penalty Minutes:
Buffalo: Weber(9), Benoit(8), Meszaros(6), Myers, McCormick, Mitchell, Deslauriers, Gorges(4)
Boston: Lucic(26), Robins(14), Marchand(12), Seidenberg(8)

Shots:
Buffalo: Stewart and Gionta(11), Girgensons, Moulson, Myers(10), Stafford and Foligno(8)
Boston: Chara(19), Bergeron(17), Krug(16), Kelly, Marchand, Hamilton(14), Lucic(10)

Face-Off Wins:
Buffalo: Girgensons(31), Ennis(18), Hodgson(16), Reinhart and Stafford(13), McCormick(10)
Boston: Bergeron(85), Kelly(36), Krejci(19), Spooner(17), Cunningham(16)

Hits:
Buffalo: Deslauriers(19), Weber(18), Foligno(13), Girgensons(12)
Boston: Kelly(13), Lucic(11), Cunningham and McQuaid(10), Bergeron and Seidenberg(8)

Blocked Shots:
Buffalo: Gorges(22), Benoit(12), Weber(11), Meszaros(9)
Boston: Miller(10), Krug and Seidenberg(9), Chara(8), McQuaid(7)

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:
Buffalo: Michal Neuvirth 0-1-0 5.00 GAA .912 SV% 0 SO
Boston: Niklas Svedberg 0-1-0 1.67 GAA .938 SV% 0 SO

Notes:
Last Meeting: April 12 @ Bruins-Sabres Lost 4-1

Season Series:
All-Time: Bruins Lead 150-129-39
All-Time @ BUF: Sabres Lead 86-52-21

Upcoming Matchups:
October 30 @ Sabres 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
December 21 @ Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
March 17 @ Bruins 7:30 PM(NBCSN)

Injury Report:
Buffalo: Kaleta Facial Fractures(IR/Out), Hackett Torn ACL(IR/Out)
Boston: Savard Post-Concussion Syndrome(IR/Out)

Next 5 Games:
October 22nd @ Anaheim Ducks 10:30PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
October 23rd @ Los Angeles Kings 10:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
October 25th @ San Jose Sharks 4:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
October 28th @ Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
October 30 vs. Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

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Sabres Look To Make It 2 In A Row vs Ekblad and The Panthers 7:00 PM(MSG HD,BELL TV, WGR550)

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Last Game:

Buffalo: Oct 14th @ Hurricanes Won(SO) 4-3

Florida: Oct 13th vs Senators Loss 1-0

Record:

Buffalo: 1-3-0

Florida: 0-2-1

Points:

Buffalo: 2

Florida: 1

Rank In Conference:

Buffalo: 15th(7th in Atlantic)

Florida: 16th(8th in Atlantic)

Goals For:

Buffalo: 7(T-23rd)

Florida: 3(30th)

Goals Against:

Buffalo: 17(28th)

Florida: 9(T-12th)

Power Play Rankings:

Buffalo: 0.0%(T-25th)

Florida: 7.7%(23rd)

Penalty Kill Rankings:

Buffalo: 82.4%(14th)

Florida: 64.7%(28th)

Shots For:

Buffalo: 83(24th)

Florida: 80(26th)

Shots Against:

Buffalo: 156(29th)

Florida: 79(6th)

Face-Off Percentage:

Buffalo: 38.5%(30th)

Florida: 48.1%(25th)

Hits:

Buffalo: 99(13th)

Florida: 90(18th)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: 71(T-6th)

Florida: 27(T-27th)

Team Leaders:

Goals:

Buffalo: Girgensons, Ennis, and Foligno(2), Mitchell(1)

Florida: MacKenzie, Huberdeau, and Gudbranson(1)

Assists:

Buffalo: Stafford(3), 7 Tied with 1 Assist

Florida: Campbell(2), MacKenzie, Upshall, Ekblad, and Olsen(1)

Points:

Buffalo: Stafford and Foligno(3), Ennis and Girgensons(2), 7 Tied with 1 Point

Florida: Campbell and MacKenzie(2), 5 Tied with 1 Point

Plus/Minus:

Buffalo: Foligno and Girgensons(+1), Strachan, Myers, and Gorges(EV)

Florida: Gudbranson, Olsen, Fleischmann, and Bergenheim(+1)

Penalty Minutes:

Buffalo: Weber(9), Benoit(8), Meszaros, Myers, McCormick, and Mitchell(4)

Florida: Thornton(7), 6 Tied with 4 PIMS

Shots:

Buffalo: Stewart(10), Girgensons and Gionta(9), Stafford(7), Ennis, Myers, and Benoit(6)

Florida: Gudbranson, Boyes, and Fleischmann(8), Kulikov(7), Ekblad and Huberdeau(5)

Face-Off Wins:

Buffalo: Girgensons(24), Ennis and Hodgson(14), Reinhart and Stafford(10), McCormick(8)

Florida: Bjugstad(23), Barkov(22), MacKenzie(19), Bolland(18)

Hits:

Buffalo: Weber(16), Deslauriers(15), Foligno and Girgensons(9), Mitchell(7)

Florida: MacKenzie(14), Olsen(9), Upshall(8), Gudbranson(7)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: Gorges(19), Benoit(12), Weber(9), Meszaros and Myers(5)

Florida: Mitchell(6), Ekblad and Upshall(3), 5 Tied with 2 Blocked Shots

Starting Lineups:

Sabres Forward Lines:

Stafford-Ennis-Moulson

Foligno-Hodgson-Stewart

Mitchell-Girgensons-Gionta

Deslauriers-Reinhart-McCormick

Sabres Defense Pairings:

Myers-Gorges

Benoit-Ristolaninen

Weber-Meszaros

Panthers Forward Lines:

Boyes-Bjugstad-Upshall

Jokinen-Huberdeau-Barkov

Bergenheim-Bolland-Fleischmann

Kopecky-MacKenzie-Hayes

Panthers Defense Pairings:

Ekblad-Campbell

Kulikov-Mitchell

Olsen-Gudbranson

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:

Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 3 GP 1-2-0 3.89 GAA .893 SV% 0 SO

Florida: Roberto Luongo 3 GP 0-2-1 3.78 GAA .870 SV% 0 SO

Notes:

Last Meeting: March 7 Panthers Won 2-0

Season Series: Panthers Won 3-1-0-0

All-Time: Sabres Lead 44-28-4-0-3

All-Time vs FLA: Sabres Lead 24-12-3-0-1

Upcoming Matchups:

December 6th @ Panthers 7:30 PM

December 13th vs Panthers 7:00 PM

January 2nd vs Panthers 7:00 PM

February 28th @ Panthers 3:00 PM

Last Game Recap:

Sabres outlast Hurricanes in marathon shootout

There were plenty of questions surrounding the Buffalo Sabres after their third straight loss Monday. But after a better effort Tuesday, they found some answers.

The Sabres squandered a two-goal lead in the third period, but Zemgus Girgensons scored in the eighth round of the shootout to lift Buffalo to a 4-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

After a disheartening 5-1 home loss against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday dropped their record to 0-3-0, coach Ted Nolan challenged his team to deliver more than he saw in a lackluster 12-shot performance.

“I’ve never questioned the character of this team once,” Nolan said. “We weren’t playing very well for whatever reason, and we have to find the solution to our problems and work it out together.”

Until a late comeback by the Hurricanes, the Sabres did just that, riding a two-goal performance from Marcus Foligno.

“It’s going to take some time,” Foligno said. “We know that. We get up 3-1 and we sit back. It’s something that’s fixable. We’ve got confidence now, and this win really does help out.”

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth won a duel with Carolina goaltender Cam Ward in the shootout. Chris Terry’s second-round shot eluded Enroth, who was sharp all night, tracking pucks well through traffic.

“When you have that feeling that you see all the pucks and you’re feeling big in the net, it’s a pretty big confidence boost right before a shootout,” Enroth said.

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Tonight’s Preview:

Panthers’ Ekblad looks to keep improving vs. Sabres

Season series: Defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scored his first NHL goal as the Buffalo Sabres won the teams’ first game last season 3-1, but the Florida Panthers won the final three. That included wins at First Niagara Center 12 days apart in January and a 2-0 victory in the most recent game, March 7, with Roberto Luongo stopping all 25 shots he faced for his 66th career shutout.

Panthers team scope: Defenseman Aaron Ekblad has seen his ice time increase game by game; he played 23:34 in a 1-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Monday and had two shots on goal. “The kid is playing the way we want him to,” coach Gerard Gallant said, according to the Miami Herald. “He’s looked good. He’s playing the way he did in junior although he’s playing against men, against NHL players, so he’s not getting the scoring chances he did. Still, he’s putting the puck to the net, moving the puck and defending real well. He’s getting better every game.” The Panthers have three goals in three games, and Gallant moved Jimmy Hayes to the top line at practice Wednesday after he had four shots on goal against the Senators in his season debut.

Sabres team scope: Forward Patrick Kaleta practiced Thursday in non-contract jerseys. Kaleta, who sustained a head injury when hit in the head by a puck in a preseason game, also wore a full face shield. “Nice to be back out there with my teammates,” Kaleta said, according to the Sabres website. “Can’t wait to be cleared, then I’ll be ready to go.” Two other injured players, defensemen Jake McCabe (mid-body) and Mark Pysyk (upper body), also practiced Thursday; McCabe wore a non-contact jersey. After practice both players were re-assigned to Rochester of the American Hockey League. Of the three injured players, Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said Kaleta probably was the furthest from returning. The Sabres come off a 4-3 shootout win at the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday as they begin a brief homestand that sees the Boston Bruins visit on Saturday.

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Injury Report:

Buffalo: Kaleta Facial Fractures(IR/Out), Hackett Torn ACL(IR/Out)

Florida: No Injuries To Report

Next 5 Games:

October 18th vs Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/FX-CA)

October 22nd @ Anaheim Ducks 10:30PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 23rd @ Los Angeles Kings 10:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 25th @ San Jose Sharks 4:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 28th @ Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

Sabres Head To Raleigh Looking For Answers And First Win 7:30 PM(NBCSN HD, WGR550)

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Last Game:

Buffalo: Oct 13th vs Ducks Loss 5-1

Carolina: Oct 11th @ NY Islanders Loss 4-3

Record:

Buffalo: 0-3-0

Carolina: 0-2-0

Points:

Buffalo: 0

Carolina: 0

Rank In Conference:

Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)

Carolina: 15th(8th in Metropolitan)

Goals For:

Buffalo: 4(T-25th)

Carolina: 6(T-19th)

Goals Against:

Buffalo: 14(T-29th)

Carolina: 9(T-18th)

Power Play Rankings:

Buffalo: 0.0%(T-24th)

Chicago: 44.4%(T-3rd)

Penalty Kill Rankings:

Buffalo: 78.6%(T-18th)

Carolina: 50.0%(30th)

Shots For:

Buffalo: 57(23rd)

Carolina: 48(30th)

Shots Against:

Buffalo: 131(30th)

Carolina: 57(T-11th)

Face-Off Percentage:

Buffalo: 40.9%(30th)

Carolina: 50.4%(14th)

Hits:

Buffalo: 65(T-14th)

Carolina: 50(20th)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: 54(3rd)

Carolina: 24(T-23rd)

Team Leaders:

Goals:

Buffalo: Girgensons and Ennis(2)

Carolina: Tlusty(3), E. Staal, Gerbe, and Terry(1)

Assists:

Buffalo: Stafford(3), Foligno, Moulson, and Meszaros(1)

Carolina: Sekera and Semin(2)

Points:

Buffalo: Stafford(3), Ennis and Girgensons(2), Foligno, Moulson, and Meszaros(1)

Carolina: Tlusty(4), E. Staal, Sekera, and Semin(2)

Plus/Minus:

Buffalo: 7 Players Tied With EV Rating

Carolina: Nash(+2), Terry and Brown(+1), Tlusty, Gleason, and Murphy(EV)

Penalty Minutes:

Buffalo: Weber(9), Benoit(6), Meszaros, Myers, and McCormick(4)

Carolina: Harrison(19), Gleason and Brown(4), Semin, Gerbe, Rask, and Malone(2)

Shots:

Buffalo: Stewart(9), Girgensons(7), Ennis, Moulson, and Benoit(5) Gionta, Stafford, and Myers(4)

Carolina: Tlusty and Semin(6), McClement(5)

Face-Off Wins:

Buffalo: Girgensons(19), Ennis(13), Hodgson(10), McCormick, Reinhart, and Stafford(8)

Carolina: E. Staal(19), McClement(13), Rask(10), Nash(7)

Hits:

Buffalo: Deslauriers(12), Weber(10), Foligno(7), Girgensons(5)

Carolina: Gleason and Malone(8), Gerbe(6), Brown(5), Faulk, McClement, and Rask(3)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: Gorges(13), Benoit(8), Weber(6), Meszaros(5)

Carolina: Sekera(4), Faulk and Hainsey(3), Gleason, McClement, and Murphy(2)

Starting Lineups:

Sabres Forward Lines:

Stafford-Ennis-Moulson

Hodgson-Girgensons-Stewart

Mitchell-Reinhart-Gionta

Deslauriers-McCormick-Flynn

Sabres Defense Pairings:

Myers-Gorges

Benoit-Meszaros

Weber-Ristolaninen

Hurricanes Forward Lines:

Semin-Staal-Tlusty

Gerbe-Rask-Lindholm

Dwyer-McClement-Malone

Terry-Nash-Brown

Hurricanes Defense Pairings:

Sekera-Faulk

Murphy-Harrison

Gleason-Liles

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:

Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 2 GP 0-2-0 4.50 GAA .897 SV% 0 SO

Carolina: Cam Ward 1 GP 0-1-0 5.08 GAA .808 SV% 0 SO

Notes:

Last Meeting: March 13th Hurricanes Won 4-2

Season Series: Hurricanes Won 2-1-0

All-Time: Sabres Lead 97-68-18-4-2

All-Time @ CAR: Sabres Lead 42-37-11-3-2

Upcoming Matchups:

January 8th @ Hurricanes 7:00 PM

April 6th vs Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Last Game Recap:

Rookie Karlsson’s two goals pace Ducks past Sabres

The Anaheim Ducks wanted to play the perfect road game and they came as close to getting it on Monday with a 5-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center.

Rookie forward William Karlsson scored his first two NHL goals to lead the Ducks. Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey, and Ryan Kesler scored and goalie Frederik Andersen made 11 saves to help Anaheim earn its second consecutive win.

“That’s one of the better efforts I’ve seen a team play. Not just offensively, but defensively as well,” Kesler said after the Ducks outshot the Sabres 44-12. “We didn’t give them much and the chances we did give them, [Andersen] was there. I think it was a full team effort tonight. It wasn’t just one or two lines, it was everybody pulling the same direction. When you get that, you get a result like that.”

Perry’s power-play goal opened the scoring with 4:30 left in the first period. His goal came on the Ducks’ fourth power play of the period and helped them settle into the game. Anaheim outshot Buffalo 17-3 in the first.

“Perry’s goal was huge,” Kesler said. “It’s the difference between a 0-0 game and a 1-0 game where you’re 0-for-4 on the power play in the first, so that was a huge goal. We were getting chances, we were getting zone time, but we just couldn’t bury them and finally Corey got one.”

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis scored his second goal at 6:36 of the third. Ennis chipped the puck past Andersen after a pass from behind the net by Matt Moulson. The goal was the first scored by the Sabres in the third period this season.

“That’s the first I think I’ve ever experienced that,” Ennis said about the Sabres’ 12 shots on goal. “So we need to learn from it. We need to be mad. We need to be angry.”

The Sabres have been outshot by their opponents in each of their first three games and 131-57 overall.

“Sometimes if you have nothing good to say, it’s better not to say too much, especially after an outing like this,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “That was like an NHL team playing against a peewee team. They dominated us from start to finish. They did all the right things. Everything that we could do wrong we did do wrong.”

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Tonight’s Preview:

Sabres, Hurricanes seeking first win of season

Season series: This is the first of three games between the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes. Each team will be seeking its first win of the season Tuesday.

Sabres team scope: The Sabres enter the game coming off a 5-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. The Sabres were outshot by the Ducks 44-12 and have been outshot by opponents 131-57 in three games this season. “Two steps ahead, and we try to catch up and [we're] out of position, not strong enough, not committed enough,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “No desperation, that’s the bottom line. To me, that’s probably the most frustrating. We haven’t got a whole lot of superstars on our team. … The only way you’re going to stay in this League is you got to play with some kind of desperation, some kind of want that you actually want to play.” The Sabres have had offensive problems as well; Buffalo has four goals this season, two each for forwards Zemgus Girgensons and Tyler Ennis. “You look at two forwards, probably those are the only two guys that worked,” Nolan said. “This game is hard enough to play when you’re giving your best and giving everything you’ve got. When you don’t, these games like [Monday] are going to happen.”

Hurricanes team scope: The Hurricanes dropped back-to-back games to the New York Islanders on Friday and Saturday. Carolina will be without two more key forwards; captain Eric Staal is out with an upper-body injury and Patrick Dwyer has a lower-body injury. They are already without Jeff Skinner (concussion) and Jordan Staal (broken leg). “It’s a long, long year and we’re getting hit with some injuries right now, but you play through it and away you go,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. “That’s why you have guys down in the minors that are NHL players that are ready to go and help you out.” The Hurricanes recalled forward Zach Boychuk from the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League on Sunday.

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Injury Report:

Buffalo: Kaleta Facial Fractures(IR/Out), Hackett Undisclosed(IR/Out), McCabe Undisclosed(IR/Out), Pysyk Upper Body(IR/Out), Foligno Undisclosed(Questionable)

Carolina: J. Staal Broken Right Leg(IR/Out), Skinner Concussion(IR/Out), Dwyer Lower Body Injury(Questionable), E. Staal Upper Body Injury(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:

October 17th vs Florida Panthers 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 18th vs Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/FX-CA)

October 22nd @ Anaheim Ducks 10:30PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 23rd @ Los Angeles Kings 10:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 25th @ San Jose Sharks 4:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

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Last Game:

Buffalo: Oct 9th vs Blue Jackets Loss 3-1

Chicago: Oct 9th @ Stars Won(SO) 3-2

Record:

Buffalo: 0-1-0

Chicago: 1-0-0

Points:

Buffalo: 0

Chicago: 2

Rank In Conference:

Buffalo: 13th(8th in Atlantic)

Chicago: 6th(4th in Central)

Goals For:

Buffalo: 1(T-25th)

Chicago: 2(T-17th)

Goals Against:

Buffalo: 3(T-15th)

Chicago: 2(T-8th)

Power Play Rankings:

Buffalo: 0.0%(T-17th)

Chicago: 20.0%(12th)

Penalty Kill Rankings:

Buffalo: 75.0%(T-20th)

Chicago: 83.3%(16th)

Shots For:

Buffalo: 22(25th)

Chicago: 26(21st)

Shots Against:

Buffalo: 40(25th)

Chicago: 34(T-20th)

Face-Off Percentage:

Buffalo: 50.9%(14th)

Chicago: 45.4%(20th)

Hits:

Buffalo: 16(T-23rd)

Chicago: 12(28th)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: 22(6th)

Chicago: 16(T-8th)

Team Leaders:

Goals:

Buffalo: Girgensons(1)

Chicago: Keith and Sharp(1)

Assists:

Buffalo: Foligno(1)

Chicago: Keith, Sharp, Kane, and Seabrook(1)

Points:

Buffalo: Girgensons and Foligno(1)

Chicago: Keith and Sharp(2), Kane and Seabrook

Plus/Minus:

Buffalo: Foligno, Girgensons, and Stewart(+1)

Chicago: Sharp, Toews, and Hossa(+1)

Penalty Minutes:

Buffalo: Myers, Gionta, Weber, Ristolainen, and Gorges(2)

Chicago: Hjalmarsson(4), Keith, Sharp, Hossa, Kruger, Morin(2)

Shots:

Buffalo: Stewart(5), Gionta(4), Moulson(3), Foligno, Girgensons, and Benoit(2)

Chicago: Sharp(6), Kane(5), Richards(3), Morin(2)

Face-Off Wins:

Buffalo: Girgensons(8), Ennis(5), Hodgson, McCormick, and Reinhart(4), Stafford(3)

Chicago: Toews(13), Richards(7), Shaw(5), Kruger(4)

Hits:

Buffalo: Deslauriers(6), Gorges, Myers, and Weber(2), Foligno, McCormick, Mitchell, and Stewart(1)

Chicago: Carcillo, Sharp, and Shaw(2)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: Benoit(4), Gorges, Meszaros, and Myers(3), Reinhart, Stafford, Stewart, and Weber(2), Girgensons

Chicago: Seabrook(5), Hjalmarsson and Keith(3),

Starting Lineups:

Sabres Forward Lines:

Stafford-Ennis-Moulson

Hodgson-Girgensons-Gionta

Foligno-Reinhart-Stewart

Deslauriers-McCormick-Mitchell

Sabres Defense Pairings:

Myers-Gorges

Benoit-Meszaros

Weber-Ristolaninen

Blackhawks Forward Lines:

Shaw-Saad-Kane

Hossa-Toews-Sharp

Bickell-Richards-Smith

Carcillo-Kruger-Morin

Blackhawks Defense Pairings:

Keith-Seabrook

Hjalmarsson-van Riemsdyk

Odyua-Rundblad

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:

Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 0-1-0 3.00 GAA .925 SV% 0 SO

Chicago: Corey Crawford 1-0-0 1.85 GAA .941 SV% 0 SO

Notes:

Last Meeting: March 9th Blackhawks Won 2-1

Season Series: Blackhawks Won 2-0-0

All-Time: Sabres Lead 53-47-13

All-Time @ CHI: Blackhawks Lead 31-18-6-1-0

Upcoming Matchups:

April 3rd vs Blackhawks 7:00 PM

Last Game Recap:

Johansen helps Blue Jackets get by Sabres

Ryan Johansen did not participate in training camp, but that and a bit of fatigue couldn’t stop him from making a difference for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Cam Atkinson‘s tiebreaking power-play goal with 7:15 left in the third period, assisted by Johansen, helped the Blue Jackets to a 3-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center in the season opener for each team.
Atkinson’s goal came with three seconds remaining on a hooking penalty to Sabres captain Brian Gionta. Atkinson found room after a quick pass from Johansen set him up to the right of goalie Jhonas Enroth; he skated around Sabres defenseman Andre Benoit, who went down to block a shot.
Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons tied the game 1:21 after Skille’s goal when he beat Bobrovsky on a short breakaway. Girgensons got behind the defense after he poked the puck past Blue Jackets forward Alexander Wennberg and scored five-hole. It’s the second consecutive season Girgensons scored the first goal of the season for the Sabres; he did it against the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 2, 2013.
“I didn’t like our effort tonight,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “I think it was OK at best. I don’t know what it was. I think guys really wanted to do it. Maybe there’s just too much jitters about the home opener, there’s too much hype about it.”
Sabres forward Sam Reinhart, the second pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, had no shots on goal and no points in his NHL debut. His highlight moment came 9:09 into the third period when he set up Cody Hodgson for a wrist shot that was stopped by Bobrovsky.

“He was OK, for an 18-year-old kid jumping in against a team like Columbus that’s a pretty quick team,” Nolan said. “They’re a good team and he gets to do it again next game against Chicago (on Saturday). … Every team in this league is a good team, so he’s got to understudy quick.”

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Tonight’s Preview:

Kane, Blackhawks try to continue success vs. Sabres

Season series: The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t lost to the Buffalo Sabres since 2009-10, winning the past five games. That includes sweeping two games last season, led by Patrick Kane, who scored a goal in each game against his hometown team. Kane has four goals and three assists in eight career games against the team he grew up rooting for, and the Blackhawks are 6-2-0 in those games.

Blackhawks team scope: Chicago got the win Thursday at the Dallas Stars to begin the season, but the Blackhawks aren’t happy with how it played out, particularly coach Joel Quenneville. They were outshot 34-26, gave the Stars six power plays and didn’t look much like themselves until the third period of a 3-2 shootout victory. Kane’s 15th career shootout-deciding goal tied him for the lead in that category among active players and rewarded goalie Corey Crawford (32 saves) for a superb effort. “I think we got lucky [Thursday] night,” defenseman Brent Seabrook said Friday. “[Quennveille] said it. ‘Call the cops.’ [Crawford] stole that one for us. He was amazing last night and we can’t expect him to be playing like that all year long. We have to be better in front of him, from all the forwards to all the defensemen.”

Sabres team scope: Unable to build on a goal by forward Zemgus Girgensons late in the second period Thursday, the Sabres were caught flat-footed to start the third by the Columbus Blue Jackets and lost their opener 3-1 at First Niagara Center. The good news was the play of goalie Jhonas Enroth, who is getting his first crack at a No. 1 job. Enroth made 37 saves to keep Buffalo in a game that Columbus dominated most of the night. “This is a competitive group,” coach Ted Nolan said Friday. “They really are. It was almost like one of those deer-in-the-headlights looks. There was just no drive, we didn’t have [any] jump. Hopefully this is just one of those jittery type of games we get out of our system and move forward.”

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Injury Report:

Buffalo: Kaleta Facial Fractures(IR/Out), Hackett Undisclosed(IR/Out), McCabe Undisclosed(IR/Out), Pysyk Upper Body(IR/Out)

Chicago: Mashinter Lower Body(IR/Out), Versteeg Lower Body(Questionable), Rozsival Upper Body(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:

October 13th vs Anaheim Ducks 3:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 14th @ Carolina Hurricanes 7:30 PM(NBCSN HD)

October 17th vs Florida Panthers 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 18th vs Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/FX-CA)

October 22nd @ Anaheim Ducks 10:30PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

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Sabres Open 2014-2015 Season Hosting Blue Jackets 7:00 PM(MSG HD, Bell TV, WGR 550)

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Last Game:

Buffalo: Apr 13 vs NY Islanders Loss(SO) 4-3

Columbus: Apr 28 vs Penguins Loss 4-3

Record:

Buffalo: 21-51-10

Columbus: 43-32-7

Points:

Buffalo: 52

Columbus: 93

Rank In Conference:

Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)

Columbus: 7th(4th in Metropolitan)

Goals For:

Buffalo: 150(30th)

Columbus: 226(12th)

Goals Against:

Buffalo: 243(25th)

Columbus: 214(13th)

Power Play Rankings:

Buffalo: 14.1%(29th)

Columbus: 19.3%(11th)

Penalty Kill Rankings:

Buffalo: 81.4%(T-19th)

Columbus: 82.1%(T-14th)

Shots For:

Buffalo: 2156(30th)

Columbus: 2431(23rd)

Shots Against:

Buffalo: 2816(28th)

Columbus: 2524(20th)

Face-Off Percentage:

Buffalo: 46.8%(28th)

Columbus: 51.6%(T-8th)

Hits:

Buffalo: 1992(13th)

Columbus: 2609(2nd)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: 1238(9th)

Columbus: 1081(23rd)

Team Leaders:

Goals:

Buffalo: Moulson(23), Ennis(21), Hodgson(20), Gionta(18)

Columbus: Johansen(33), Anisimov(22), Atkinson(21), Hartnell(20)

Assists:

Buffalo: Moulson(28), Hodgson(24), Ennis and Gionta(22), Stafford(18)

Columbus: Wisniewski(44), Dubinsky(34), Hartnell(32), Johansen(30)

Points:

Buffalo: Moulson(51), Hodgson(44) Ennis(43), Gionta(40)

Columbus: Johansen(63), Hartnell(52), Wisniewski(51), Dubinsky(50)

Plus/Minus:

Buffalo: Gorges(+6), Moulson(+2), Gionta(+1), Larsson and Adam(EV)

Columbus: Tropp and Hartnell(+11), Nikitin(+9), Jenner and Tyutin(+6), Dubinsky and N. Foligno(+5)

Penalty Minutes:

Buffalo: Stewart(118), Foligno(82), Weber(73), Myers(58)

Columbus: Hartnell(103), Dubinsky(98), Foligno(96), Boll(62)

Shots:

Buffalo: Ennis(210), Stafford(185), Gionta(184), Hodgson(182)

Columbus: Johansen(237), Atkinson(216), Hartnell(207), Dubinsky(189)

Face-Off Wins:

Buffalo: Hodgson(453), Ennis(242), Flynn(184), Foligno(146)

Columbus: Johansen(692), Dubinsky(586), Anisimov(476), Letestu(374)

Hits:

Buffalo: Weber(208), Foligno(206), Girgensons(161), Myers(107)

Columbus: MacKenzie(241), Dubinsky(234), Jenner(212), Foligno(210)

Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: Weber(161), Myers(81), Pysyk(57), Flynn(55)

Columbus: Johnson(128), Murray(97), Tyutin(89), Savard(81)

Starting Lineups:

Sabres Forward Lines:

Stafford-Ennis-Moulson

Hodgson-Reinhart-Gionta

Foligno-Girgensons-Stewart

McCormick-Flynn-Mitchell

Sabres Defense Pairings:

Myers-Gorges

Benoit-Meszaros

Weber-Ristolaninen

Blue Jackets Forward Lines:

Hartnell-Anisimov-Dano

Foligno-Johansen-Atkinson

Calvert-Letestu-Wennberg

Skille-Chaput-Boll

Blue Jackets Defense Pairings:

Johnson-Savard

Erixon-Wisniewski

Tyutin-Prout

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:

Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 4-17-5 2.82 GAA .911 SV% 0 SO

Columbus: Sergei Bobrovsky 32-20-5 2.38 GAA .923 SV% 5 SO

Notes:

Last Meeting: January 25 Sabres Won 5-2

Season Series: Blue Jackets Won 2-1-0

All-Time: Blue Jackets Lead 10-6-1

All-Time vs CBJ: Blue Jackets Lead 6-4-0

Upcoming Matchups:

February 24th @ Blue Jackets 7:00 PM

April 10th @ Blue Jackets 7:00 PM

Tonight’s Preview:

Sabres’ Reinhart set for NHL debut vs. Blue Jackets

Season Series: The Columbus Blue Jackets won two of three games against the Buffalo Sabres during the 2013-14 season thanks largely to the efforts of Brandon Dubinsky, who scored two goals and an assist in the three games. The Sabres did win the most recent game, however, snapping a franchise-record eight-game winning streak for Columbus.

Blue Jackets team scope: Columbus made significant strides last season by winning a Stanley Cup Playoff game for the first time in franchise history, but issues surround the team as it opens the 2014-15 season. The biggest question mark might be forward Ryan Johansen, who was recently re-signed to a three-year contract after tense and public negotiations that caused him to miss training camp and the preseason. Johansen practiced Wednesday and said he feels ready to play, but coach Todd Richards said the forward’s status is still uncertain for the season opener. At the same time, health is already a problem for the Blue Jackets. With forwards Nathan Horton, Boone Jenner and defenseman Ryan Murray already on injured reserve, they announced Wednesday that Dubinsky will miss approximately six weeks following abdominal surgery.

Sabres team scope: The Sabres will get a glimpse of their future on opening night as Sam Reinhart, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, will be in the lineup. Reinhart, who practiced Wednesday on a line with Cody Hodgson and Brian Gionta, can be returned to his junior team without burning a year of his entry-level contract as long as he doesn’t play more than nine games. Gionta, who was named captain on Tuesday, will also be making his debut for Buffalo after signing a three-year contract as a free agent this summer. A native of western New York, Gionta was captain of the Montreal Canadiens during their run to the 2014 Eastern Conference Final last season.

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Injury Report:

Buffalo: Kaleta Facial Fractures(IR/Out), Larsson Concussion(IR/Out), Hackett Undisclosed(IR/Out), McCabe Undisclosed(IR/Out), Pysyk Upper Body(IR/Out)

Columbus: Jenner Broken Hand(IR/Out), Milan Face(IR/Out), Murray Knee(IR/Out), Horton Back(IR/Out), Gibbons Undisclosed(IR/Out), Dubinsky Lower Body(IR/Out)

Next 5 Games:

October 11th @ Blackhawks 8:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 13th vs Ducks 3:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 14th @ Hurricanes 7:30 PM(NBCSN HD)

October 17th vs Panthers 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

October 18th vs Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/FX-CA)

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Sabres visit Hurricanes for Preseason Finale 7:00(WGR550)

The Sabres head down to Raleigh for their last preseason game tonight. Tonight is a very important night for some of the younger players for the Sabres. Sam Reinhart and Mikhail Grigorenko are fighting for roster spots. Also Zac Dalpe, Brian Flynn, and Nick Deslaurires are also looking to make the team. Michal Neuvirth will get the start for the Sabres

Forwards:

Moulson-Grigorenko-Stafford

Foligno-Reinhart-Dalpe

Hodgson-Girgensons-Mitchell

Deslauriers-McCormick-Flynn

Defense:

Gorges/Ristolainen

Zadorov/Meszaros

McCabe/Strachan

Goalies:

Neuvirth

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Sabres Head To Toronto For Preseason Game #4 7:00 PM(MSG HD, WGR550)

The Sabres and Rival Maple Leafs will meet for the 2nd and final time of the Preseason tonight at Air Canada Centre. Sabres 1st RD Sam Reinhart will not be in the lineup tonight for the first time all preseason, while 2012 1st RD Pick Mikhail Grigorenko will return to the line between Cody Hodgson and Chris Stewart. Andrey Makarov will get the start for the Sabres tonight.

Sabres Forwards: Hodgson-Grigorenko-Stewart, Dalpe-Mitchell-Flynn, Deslauriers-Larsson-Armia, Ellis-Schaller-Kaleta

Sabres Defense: Petrecki/Meszaros, Weber/Ristolainen, Bagnall/Strachan

Sabres Goalies: Andrey Makarov, Nathan Lieuwen

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Sabres Host Leafs Tonight 7:00 PM(WGR550, MSG HD)

The Sabres will play their 3rd of 6 preseason games tonight when they host the rival Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center. 2014 Sam Reinhart will get his 3rd game of the preseason, while Michal Neuvirth will get his first start of the Preseason tonight. Here are the players that will be in the lineup for the Sabres tonight.

Forwards: Cody Hodgson, Tyler Ennis, Brian Flynn, Marcus Foligno, Chris Stewart, Brian Gionta, Cody McCormick, Torrey Mitchell, Matt Moulson, Sam Reinhart, Drew Stafford, and Tim Schaller

Defensemen: Tyler Myers, Andrei Meszaros, Jake McCabe, Rasmus Ristolainen, Mike Weber, and Nikita Zadorov

Goaltenders: Michal Neuvirth and Andrey Makarov

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