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Scratching Lawrence Pilut Is The Wrong Move

Scratching Lawrence Pilut Is The Wrong Move

Sabres have plenty of struggling defense, so why sit Pilut? Buffalo Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut struggled in Saturday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. As a result, and to allow Nathan Beaulieu back into the lineup, Pilut will watch tonight’s game in Edmonton from the press box. But is Pilut really the best player to be sending a message to at this point, telling him to sit because of one bad game? Off the top of my head, I can think of at least one other Sabres defenseman who should be sitting ahead of Pilut - Marco Scandella. Pilut was a minus-1 in the 5-3 loss to Tampa. He took...
Die By The Blade Jan 11, 2019
Pilut’s quick ascent to the Sabres top-six

Pilut’s quick ascent to the Sabres top-six

Lawrence Pilut’s swift acclimation to North America has earned him an opportunity on the Sabres’ top-pairing With the Buffalo Sabres holding a record of 23-14-6 to this point, the 2018-19 season has brought with it a few pleasant surprises. Johan Larsson looks rejuvenated and extremely effective in his current role, and Nathan Beaulieu has proven valuable after a less-than ideal showing last season, but perhaps the most pleasant surprise has come with the meteoric rise of rookie defenseman and offseason acquisition, Lawrence Pilut. Alright, maybe it’s not really a “surprise” per...
Times Herald Dec 16, 2018

Sabres defensemen Brendan Guhle, Matt Hunwick to make season debuts

Buffalo Sabres defensemen Brendan Guhle and Matt Hunwick will make their season debuts in this afternoon’s tilt against the Bruins, coach Phil Housley told reporters in Boston. With defenseman Nathan Beaulieu day-to-day with an upper-body injury, according to Housley, the Sabres recalled Guhle, 21, from the Rochester Americans this afternoon. To make room, the Sabres placed defenseman Lawrence Pilut (lower body) on injured reserve. Hunwick, meanwhile, just completed an AHL conditioning stint after suffering a ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Dec 16, 2018
Preview: Sabres return to action against Boston

Preview: Sabres return to action against Boston

Buffalo completes weekend with game against Bruins Game 34 Buffalo Sabres (19-9-5) vs Boston Bruins (17-11-4) Puck Drop: 5:00 PM | TD Garden | Boston, MA TV: MSG-B Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Bruins blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder Know Your Opponent Boston Bruins Record: (17-11-4) | 38 points Last 10: 5-5-0 Division Ranking: 5th in the Atlantic Division Conference Ranking: 6th in the Eastern Conference PP: 6th (25.7%) PK: 24th (76.8%) What to watch for 1. Injury woes on the blueline The Sabres could certainly use some help on the blueline. They’re already missing Jake McCabe; Nathan Beaulieu...

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