NHL

Brayton Wilson
June 29, 2020 - 2:54 pm
The NHL confirmed Monday that 15 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since they moved into Phase 2 of their return plan.
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Brayton Wilson
June 20, 2020 - 1:48 pm
The NHL plans to commence Phase 4 of its return to play format on July 30. Phase 3 will see a two-week training camp take place before teams travel to their hub city on July 23 or 24.
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Kim Pegula
Buffalo Sabres co-owner/president Kim Pegula stands on the field before an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Pegula is staying on as Sabres president with a continued focus on making the small-market franchise economically sustainable, while in the face of criticism the team has been mismanaged under her leadership. The team's co-owner told The Associated Press in a recent interview she believes she remains the best-suited for the job to streamline the operation, while acknowledging the process has taken longer than expected. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
WBEN Newsroom
June 11, 2020 - 2:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Kim Pegula is staying on as Buffalo Sabres president with a continued focus on making the small-market franchise economically sustainable, while in the face of criticism the team has been mismanaged under her leadership. The team's co-owner told The Associated...
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Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel
Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel (9) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Buffalo, N.Y. Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview with Buffalo-area reporters on Thursday, May 28, 2020. It wasn’t until he was asked to assess the future of a team that’s not made the playoffs during his five year tenure, when Eichel finally let loose by saying: "I'm fed up with losing." (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
WBEN Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 1:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday. It wasn’t until he was asked to assess the future of a team that’s not made the playoffs during his...
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Brendan Keany
May 27, 2020 - 12:24 pm
Jason Botterill says there is still reason for optimism despite franchise missing playoffs for ninth consecutive year.
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Kim Pegula
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May 20, 2020 - 9:09 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Federal immigration officials wrongly denied a petition by the Buffalo Sabres to secure a green card for their British-born strength and conditioning coach, the team argued in a lawsuit. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Buffalo on...
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Fans inside Key Bank Center
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WBEN Newsroom
May 19, 2020 - 7:43 pm
The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format, a person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Tuesday. And what that plan resembles could be complicated further should the U.S. and Canada extend border restrictions to non-essential travel into July...
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Rochester Americans
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WBEN Newsroom
May 11, 2020 - 11:36 am
The American Hockey League canceled the rest of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic and shifted its focus toward next season. While the Calder Cup will not be handed out for the first time since 1936, the 31-team AHL hopes to return next season. That remains uncertain; one...
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April 06, 2020 - 4:13 pm
Shorts and skates don’t usually mix. Maintaining NHL-quality ice in August or holding a Stanley Cup Final in September? Those are far from the norm, too. With the NHL playoffs, which were to begin Wednesday, on indefinite hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, anything and everything is on the...
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Empty stadiums and arenas
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WBEN Newsroom
March 16, 2020 - 6:05 am
The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks. That’s twice as long as...
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