6:09 AM EST, Sat January 29, 2022
Times Herald 10 hours ago

Sabres’ Alex Tuch responding to new challenges, piling up points

BUFFALO – In Vegas, Sabres newcomer Alex Tuch played a supporting role on one of the NHL’s deepest teams. The Golden Knights possess high-end talent in Jonathan Marchessault, Max Pacioretty, Alex Pietrangelo, Mark Stone and others. Tuch, 25, could blend in as a second- or third-liner for the Golden Knights, a team built to win the Stanley Cup right now. “All the pressure that’s on that team to win and go for the Cup, ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade 16 hours ago
Michael Houser Enters COVID Protocol

Michael Houser Enters COVID Protocol

Photo by Kevin Hoffman/NHLI via The Sabres’ goaltending situation just got worse. As goaltender Michael Houser entered COVID protocol on Friday, the Buffalo Sabres appear to be out of options when it comes to a starting netminder. The team is in quite a bind and will need to find a quick resolution, as they travel west soon and kick off a three-game road trip in Arizona on Saturday night. Houser’s entry into COVID protocol is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events. As a reminder - not that you need one - here’s what’s going on with the Sabres’...
Times Herald 17 hours ago

Sabres’ goalie crisis worsens as Michael Houser enters COVID-19 protocol

BUFFALO – The Sabres’ goalie crisis reached a critical level Friday afternoon when the team placed Michael Houser in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. Houser, 29, was the team’s only healthy goalie prior to entering protocol. He started practicing Friday morning inside LECOM Harborcenter before leaving the session. Houser is the sixth goalie the Sabres have lost to injury, illness or suspension. The Sabres flew Friday afternoon to Arizona, where they continue their road trip Saturday ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade 21 hours ago
What If? Buffalo Sabres NHL22 Edition

What If? Buffalo Sabres NHL22 Edition

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports What if former Sabres players were suddenly brought back to Buffalo? The Buffalo Sabres have made a lot of trades in their day, like any other hockey team, to “improve” their team for the future. Some of these trades were an instant success, while others crashed and burned in epic proportions. While the trades themselves are fascinating, what would happen if they never happened? How would teams look now? Could we see superstars on different teams? These questions can all be answered by one simple question…what if? Some former...
Times Herald Jan 27, 2022

With Sabres thin in net, goalie Michael Houser has special chance to impress

BUFFALO – For the time being, the Sabres’ net belongs to goalie Michael Houser. When the Sabres continue their four-game road trip Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes, Houser, 29, will likely start his seventh NHL game. A stunning run of bad luck in net this season – three injuries and an illness – forced the Sabres to sign Houser to an NHL contract Jan. 12. Over the next two weeks, Houser spelled Aaron Dell twice, ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 27, 2022
Goalie Suspensions Are Rare, But Dell Deserves This One

Goalie Suspensions Are Rare, But Dell Deserves This One

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Aaron Dell has been suspended for three games. Buffalo Sabres goaltender Aaron Dell recently became the first NHL netminder in a long time - likely since 2007 - to receive a suspension from the league for on-ice conduct. It’s incredibly rare that a goaltender receives supplemental discipline like this, and there are genuinely only a small handful of examples to point to throughout history. At the NHL level, you may think of Jamie McLennan, who was suspended for five games following an incident in a 2007 playoff game....
Times Herald Jan 26, 2022

Aaron Dell’s three-game suspension creates big goalie problem for Sabres

The three-game suspension the NHL handed goalie Aaron Dell on Wednesday for his illegal hit that injured winger Drake Batherson has created a major problem for the Buffalo Sabres. Right now, the Sabres have just two healthy goalies in the organization with NHL contracts: Dell and Michael Houser. Goalies Craig Anderson (upper body), Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (lower body), Malcolm Subban (upper body) and Dustin Tokarski (COVID-19 protocol) are all sidelined. Anderson, 40, started practicing again last ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 26, 2022
Dell Suspended Three Games

Dell Suspended Three Games

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Sabres goaltender receives three-game punishment. Buffalo Sabres goaltender Aaron Dell has been suspended for three games after throwing a hit on Ottawa Senators forward Drake Batherson in Tuesday’s game. He will be eligible to return to play on Thursday, February 10 when the Sabres host the Columbus Blue Jackets. As a result of the suspension, Dell will miss Buffalo’s next three games - a road trip to face the Coyotes, Avalanche and Golden Knights - and will forfeit $11,250 in pay. Here’s the video of the play in...
Die By The Blade Jan 26, 2022
Senators Blank Sabres 5-0 as former forward comes back to haunt Buffalo

Senators Blank Sabres 5-0 as former forward comes back to haunt Buffalo

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Solid Goaltending and a Tyler Ennis ‘Hatty’ drop Sabres Sabres 0 | Senators 5 Buffalo Sabres Goals: None....zero....zilch. Ottawa Senators Goals: Tyler Ennis 3 (2, 3, 4), Drake Batherson (13), Alex Formenton (8) Shots: BUF 32 | OTT 47 Minus -1: No parking in the Blue Paint Buffalo sorely lacked a strong net front presence throughout most of the game. Despite firing 32 shots on Sens’ keeper Matt Murray, the Sabres failed to make life too difficult for the Ottawa goalie. The Sabres did have some decent looks...
Times Herald Jan 25, 2022

Sabres goalie Aaron Dell could face suspension for hit on Drake Batherson

In a season in which they’ve lost 29 of their 42 games and dropped six contests by four or more goals, the Buffalo Sabres have offered some pretty dismal performances. Tuesday’s ugly 5-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre ranks among the worst. The Sabres looked downright awful after a solid start, allowing three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 55 seconds late in the first period and losing for the ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 25, 2022
Game Thread: Sabres vs. Senators | Game 42

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Senators | Game 42

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ Can Buffalo string together a two-game winning streak? Game 42 Buffalo Sabres (13-21-7) vs. Ottawa Senators (12-20-3) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST | Canadian Tire Centre | Ottawa, ON TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Senators Blog: Silver Seven Sens
Times Herald Jan 25, 2022

Sabres prospects Owen Power, Devon Levi have special chance for Canada

In defenseman Owen Power and goalie Devon Levi, the Buffalo Sabres possess two elite college prospects who have earned spots on Team Canada’s Olympic squad for the upcoming Beijing Games. Power, 19, has established himself as one of the NCAA’s most dynamic players, showcasing a mature game for Michigan that belies his limited experience as a sophomore. Meanwhile, Levi, 20, has quickly developed into arguably college hockey’s best goalie in his first season for ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 25, 2022
Sabres Visit Senators in Tuesday Tilt

Sabres Visit Senators in Tuesday Tilt

Photo by Kevin Hoffman/NHLI via Buffalo travels to Ottawa for second meeting of the season. Game 42 Buffalo Sabres (13-21-7) vs. Ottawa Senators (12-20-3) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST | Canadian Tire Centre | Ottawa, ON TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Senators Blog: Silver Seven Sens Know Your Opponent Ottawa Senators Record: (12-20-3) | 27 PTS Division Ranking: 7th in Atlantic PP: 19th (18.6) PK: 18th (79.1%) 1. The Boys Are Back The Sabres roster will get a nice boost on Tuesday night with the return of Zemgus Girgensons and Casey Mittelstadt. Mittelstadt has missed the...
Times Herald Jan 25, 2022

Sabres prospects Owen Power, Devon Levi named to Canada’s Olympic team

Team Canada this morning named Buffalo Sabres prospects Owen Power and Devon Levi to its Olympic roster for the upcoming Beijing Games. Both youngsters have enjoyed standout seasons, establishing themselves as two of the NCAA top talents. The Sabres drafted Power, 19, first overall in 2020. The 6-foot-5, 214-pound defenseman has compiled three goals, 26 points and a plus-21 rating in 24 games for Michigan this season. Meanwhile, Levi, who was acquired from the Florida ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 25, 2022
Power, Levi Named to Canada’s Olympic Team

Power, Levi Named to Canada’s Olympic Team

Photo by Codie McLachlan/ Two Sabres prospects will head to Beijing to represent Canada. Buffalo Sabres prospects Owen Power and Devon Levi will represent Canada at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. The duo was named to the roster officially on Tuesday, although the roster was accidentally leaked a day earlier by the IIHF. Power, 19, was drafted by the Sabres first overall in 2021. Now in the midst of his sophomore season at the University of Michigan, Power has notched 26 points, including 23 assists, in just 24 games. He’s currently tied for second in the country among...

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