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SB Nation Reacts: Post-Draft Confidence Check

SB Nation Reacts: Post-Draft Confidence Check

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Following the NHL Draft, fans were polled on how they felt about the current status of the team. This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged-in Sabres fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Never before has a league advanced so rapidly from crowning a champion through the biggest moments of the offseason. Just a few weeks after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup, the NHL has already hosted the 2020 Draft and gone through the first wave of free...
Die By The Blade Oct 25, 2020
Ullmark and the Sabres avoid arbitration with a one-year deal

Ullmark and the Sabres avoid arbitration with a one-year deal

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Sabres re-signed Linus Ullmark to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million The Buffalo Sabres announced they reached an agreement with goaltender Linus Ullmark on a new deal. The two sides were scheduled for an arbitration hearing tomorrow, but will avoid that with a one-year deal worth $2.6 million. Over the weekend the arbitration offers were revealed by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Sabres came in at $1.8 million and Ullmark’s reps submitted $4.1 million. This new deal is pretty close to the mid-point of that gap, which is $2.95 million. The most...
Times Herald Oct 25, 2020

Sabres sign Sam Reinhart, Linus Ullmark to one-year contracts

The Buffalo Sabres avoided arbitration with winger Sam Reinhart and goalie Linus Ullmark by signing the restricted free agents to a pair of one-year contracts Sunday. Reinhart, whose hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, inked a $5.2 million deal. Meanwhile, Ullmark, whose hearing was set for Monday, signed a $2.6 million contract. The Sabres now have $6,545,833 in salary cap space remaining, according to capfriendly.com. They still have one arbitration hearing scheduled: winger Victor Olofsson’s ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Oct 25, 2020
Sabres Avoid Arbitration with Reinhart

Sabres Avoid Arbitration with Reinhart

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Reinhart, 24, has played his entire career with the Buffalo Sabres. The Buffalo Sabres announced on Sunday morning that they have avoided arbitration with restricted free agent forward Sam Reinhart. The Sabres have signed forward Sam Reinhart to a one-year contract with an AAV of $5.2 million. pic.twitter.com/YKolg6l2ox— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) October 25, 2020 Reinhart’s one-year deal carries an AAV of 5.2 million. Last season, Reinhart scored amassed 50 points (22 goals. 28 assists) in 69 games. Reinhart has spent his entire NHL career with the...
Times Herald Oct 25, 2020

Sabres re-sign Sam Reinhart to one-year, $5.2 million contract

The Buffalo Sabres have avoided arbitration with Sam Reinhart, re-signing the winger to a one-year, $5.2 million contract, the team announced today. His hearing was scheduled for Tuesday. Reinhart, 24, earned $3.7 million in 2019-20 in the final season of a two-year, $7.3 million contract. The Sabres now have $8,445,833 in salary cap space remaining, according to capfriendly.com. Goalie Linus Ullmark (Monday) and winger Victor Olofsson (Nov. 4) have upcoming arbitration hearings. Given the ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Oct 24, 2020
Ullmark’s Arbitration Filing Numbers Identified

Ullmark’s Arbitration Filing Numbers Identified

Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet released the team and player arbitration filing numbers between the Buffalo Sabres, and goaltender Linus Ullmark This morning, Elliotte Friedman of Sportnet announced Linus Ullmark and Buffalo Sabres’ respective arbitration filing numbers via Twitter. As is typically the case, the player and team had very different identified values in mind as they approach their arbitration hearing date of October 26. Arbitration filing for Linus Ullmark (BUF): team is $1.8M; player is $4.1M— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October...
Times Herald Oct 24, 2020

Report: Sabres, Linus Ullmark $2.3 million apart before arbitration hearing

The Buffalo Sabres and goalie Linus Ullmark are $2.3 million apart heading into Monday’s arbitration hearing, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The Sabres offered Ullmark $1.8 million, while he countered with $4.1 million, Friedman tweeted this morning. Ullmark, 27, earned $1.325 million last season. The Swede enjoyed his best NHL season in 2019-20, recording a 17-14-3 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 34 games. From Nov. 16 until Jan. ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Oct 23, 2020
Ruotsalainen Lighting it Up in Finland

Ruotsalainen Lighting it Up in Finland

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Sabres forward on loan to Ilves, averaging a point-per-game It comes as no surprise that Buffalo Sabres prospect Arttu Ruotsalainen is absolutely tearing it up in Finland - but boy, is it a treat to watch. For the second straight season, the Sabres loaned Ruotsalainen to Ilves, where he’s been playing since the 2017-18 season. The 22-year-old Oulu, Finland native averaged nearly a point-per-game last season, notching a career-high 43 points in just 44 games. So far this season, things are looking just as good for the up-and-coming forward. In eight games,...
Times Herald Oct 23, 2020

Devils hire former Amerks coach Chris Taylor as assistant

The New Jersey Devils have hired former Rochester Americans head coach Chris Taylor as an assistant on Lindy Ruff’s staff, the team announced today. Taylor played for Ruff over parts of four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. Ruff, who was hired by New Jersey on July 9, also added Dave Rogalski as goalie coach to complete his staff. Ruff named Mark Recchi and Alain Nasreddine his first assistants in September. New Buffalo general manager Kevyn ... Read the full article
Times Herald Oct 22, 2020

Cody Eakin excited about Sabres, new city: ‘Cold the way I like it’

Cody Eakin knew very little about Buffalo before he signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Sabres as a free agent earlier this month. Eakin played eight of his first nine NHL seasons in the Western Conference, meaning he usually visited Buffalo just once a year. Still, Eakin, who spent some time in Buffalo as a member of Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championship, has a basic understanding of his new city.... Read the full article
Times Herald Oct 22, 2020

Sabres re-sign Casey Nelson to one-year contract

The Buffalo Sabres added more defense depth today, re-signing Casey Nelson to a one-year, $700,000 contract. Nelson is the sixth right-handed defensemen in the organization with NHL experience. When Nelson, 28, became an unrestricted free agent earlier this month, it appeared he might move on from Buffalo, which  signed him as a free agent out of Minnesota State in 2016. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Nelson spent all of last season with the Rochester Americans, compiling ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Oct 22, 2020
Sabres re-sign defenseman Casey Nelson

Sabres re-sign defenseman Casey Nelson

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports Nelson, 28, has been in the Sabres organization since turning pro in 2016. The Buffalo Sabres announced on Thursday afternoon that they have officially re-signed defenseman Casey Nelson to a one-year deal. We have signed defenseman Casey Nelson to a one-year contract with an AAV of $700,000.Details: https://t.co/pHAxbbKlNA pic.twitter.com/iIMmboU2iW— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) October 22, 2020 Since signing his entry-level contract back on March 22, 2016, Nelson has remained a member of the Buffalo Sabres organization. In 2019-20, Nelson...
Times Herald Oct 21, 2020

Joining Sabres, Ralph Krueger ‘no-brainer’ for Tobias Rieder

Two years ago, new Buffalo Sabres winger Tobias Rieder pulled a Ville Leino, scoring zero goals in 67 games over a full season with the Edmonton Oilers. Not surprisingly, teams showed little interest in Rieder following his miserable season. The German ended up settling for a tryout with the Calgary Flames, and he impressed them enough during training camp he earned a one-year contract. So Rieder, 27, felt a sense of satisfaction when he ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Oct 20, 2020
What to Expect from Sabres’ Arbitration Cases

What to Expect from Sabres’ Arbitration Cases

Photo by Sara Schmidle/NHLI via Reinhart likely going to get a significant raise The Buffalo Sabres are in a tight cap space situation, with three restricted free agents - Linus Ullmark, Sam Reinhart and Victor Olofsson - heading to arbitration in the next few weeks. Arbitration decisions don’t take into consideration a team’s cap situation, and the Sabres have only about $13.645 million in cap space at this point. So what can we expect from these upcoming arbitration hearings? Let’s start with Linus Ullmark, who is the only goaltender in the league currently heading to...
Times Herald Oct 19, 2020

Sabres add forward depth, sign Steven Fogarty to one-year contract

The Sabres added more forward depth today, signing Steve Fogarty to a one-year, $700,000 contract. Fogarty, 27, spent most of the past four seasons with the Hartford Wolf Pack, compiling 50 goals and 130 points in 252 AHL games. He played 18 regular-season games for the New York Rangers during that stretch, including seven last season. He also made his first playoff appearance in 2019-20. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Fogarty could be ticketed for the Rochester ... Read the full article

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    Linus Ullmark

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  • Brandon Montour

    Brandon Montour

    Sabres re-sign Brandon Montour to one-year contract

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