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April 07, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres Sunday announced the team hasfired Head Coach Phil Housley of his duties. In a statement from the team, General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties. Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason...
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March 31, 2019 - 8:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their fifth straight by beating the free-falling Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Sunday night. The Blue Jackets continued to close in on their third straight playoff berth while entering the final week...
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February 21, 2019 - 6:10 am
Tampa (WBEN) - As the Buffalo Sabres continue a slide and watch any hopes of making the NHL playoffs fade, General Manager Jason Botterill made a rare appearance with reporters on an off day and indicated Head Coach Phil Housley's job is safe. Botterill told reporters, "I think the coaching staff...
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January 18, 2019 - 11:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (WBEN/AP) — Thatcher Demko was nervous before stepping on the ice. It sure didn't show. The 23-year-old goalie made 36 saves in his second NHL game, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. "An opportunity for me," Demko...
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November 27, 2018 - 1:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are on such a roll, captain Jack Eichel was having difficulty recalling the last time they lost. "Um, was it Calgary?" Eichel said Monday, before being reminded the 2-1 overtime defeat to the Flames was three losses ago. "Yeah, Rangers, in New York," he...
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Tom Puckett
April 09, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Sabres cleaned out their lockers after completing a season that saw them finish in last place. Finishing last for the third time in five seasons has led to players like Ryan O'Reilly losing their passion for the game. "I've lost the love of the game multiple times,...
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March 13, 2018 - 5:02 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Buffalo Sabres leading scorer Jack Eichel isn't sure when he'll be cleared to play after returning to practice for the first time since spraining his right ankle a month ago. Eichel says he'd like to start playing as soon as possible. But he adds it's premature to pick a...
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February 21, 2018 - 7:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Sabres forward Evander Kane doesn't need a fortune teller to understand he's down to his final days in Buffalo when acknowledging he expects to be dealt before the NHL's trading deadline on Monday. "Yeah, if that's the answer you guys are waiting for," Kane told reporters...
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February 12, 2018 - 5:38 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Tyson Jost and the speedy Colorado Avalanche caught the Buffalo Sabres flatfooted through most of the first 50 minutes on Sunday night. By the time the Sabres could recover, the Avalanche built what proved to be an insurmountable lead in hanging on for a 5-4 victory. "We'...
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Neil McManus
February 11, 2018 - 8:46 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday that Jack Eichel will be out indefinitely due to a high ankle sprain suffered in Saturday night's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. While it is not great news for Eichel, it looked like it could have been much worse. During the first period,...
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