7-6-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Borivoj Divisek
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young right wing Borivoj Divisek in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Borivoj Divisek has played 60 games with HC Vitkovice this season, collecting 33+19=52 with 20 PIM.


3-6-2007 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 60 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 6+21=27 with 40 PIM.


1-6-2007 European players signing window
European players must be signed to contract during the off-season, between June and August. No european is allowed to sign an NHL contract after the european leagues start in September.

28-5-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Mark Murphy
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young defenseman Mark Murphy in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Mark Murphy has played 76 games with Halifax Mooseheads this season, collecting 23+44=67 with 32 PIM.


23-5-2007 Ryan Miller frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 119 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 348 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 53 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, allowing 169 goals on 1191 while booking 0 shutouts.


16-5-2007 Andrew Peters frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Andrew Peters feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Peters was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 139 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 358 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 69 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 107 PIM.


16-5-2007 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 60 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 6+21=27 with 40 PIM.


13-5-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Max Gratchev
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young left wing Max Gratchev in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Max Gratchev has played 72 games with Rimouski Oceanic this season, collecting 48+26=74 with 44 PIM.


10-5-2007 Daniel Briere frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Daniel Briere feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 484 NHL games during his career, notching 176 goals and adding 209 assists along with 324 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 82 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 46+58=104 with 48 PIM.


3-5-2007 Ryan Miller frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 119 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 348 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 53 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, allowing 169 goals on 1191 while booking 0 shutouts.


3-5-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Keven Veilleux
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young center Keven Veilleux in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Keven Veilleux has played 72 games with Victoriaville Tigres this season, collecting 46+30=76 with 69 PIM.


2-5-2007 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 60 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 6+21=27 with 40 PIM.


1-5-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Alex Grant
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young defenseman Alex Grant in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Alex Grant has played 74 games with Acadie-Bathurst Titans this season, collecting 25+50=75 with 31 PIM.


30-4-2007 Team captain meets with Dainius Zubrus
Team captain Chris Drury called a short meeting with Dainius Zubrus after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Dainius Zubrus as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

26-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Bill Guerin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Toni Lydman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Blair Betts has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Miller has been chilly and allowed 20 goals in 4 games. Dan Cavanaugh has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Drew Stafford has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-4-2007 Playoff news
Pittsburgh Penguins have won their series against the Buffalo Sabres. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

25-4-2007 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2006-07:

Jack Adams Award
1. Ron Wilson, San Jose Sharks
2. Alain Vigneault, Vancouver Canucks
3. Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Evgeny Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Martin Kariya, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Gilbert Brule, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
2. Brian Gionta, New Jersey Devils
3. Peter Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
2. Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators
3. Mike York, Philadelphia Flyers
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
2. Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks
3. David Tanabe, Carolina Hurricanes
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Eric Meloche, Philadelphia Flyers
2. Eric Godard, Calgary Flames
3. Colby Armstrong, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



23-4-2007 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 276 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 35 assists along with 442 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 20 PIM. He has also played 32 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 12+25=37 with 20 PIM.


22-4-2007 Team captain meets with Michael Peca
Following the team's recent 4-3 OT win against Pittsburgh Penguins on 22-4-2007, Buffalo Sabres captain Chris Drury and Michael Peca did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Chris Drury

19-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Morris is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Daniel Briere is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Darius Kasparaitis has played 15 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Andrew Peters is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Ryan Miller has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Drew Stafford has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-4-2007 Buffalo Sabres players selected to World Championships
World Championships in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Buffalo Sabres have been selected to represent their countries:

-Phillip Gogulla (GER)
-Felix Schutz (GER)


15-4-2007 Dan Paille uncertain about future
Dan Paille wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

15-4-2007 Lindy Ruff praises David Skokan
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young right wing David Skokan in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

David Skokan has played 75 games with Rimouski Oceanic this season, collecting 50+25=75 with 55 PIM.


16-4-2007 Playoff series preview
Pittsburgh Penguins will start at home against the Buffalo Sabres in the first round clash. On paper, the Pittsburgh Penguins seem to have a slight advantage over the Buffalo Sabres and could very well win the series.

Pittsburgh Penguins injuries:

Buffalo Sabres injuries:

Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins wins the series 4-2.



14-4-2007 Team captain meets with Patrick Lalime
Following the team's recent 6-2 loss at Vancouver Canucks on 1-4-2007, Buffalo Sabres captain Chris Drury and Patrick Lalime were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Chris Drury

12-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Morris is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Daniel Briere is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Darius Kasparaitis has played 14 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Andrew Peters is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Drew Stafford has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-4-2007 Dan Paille resumes full training.
Rochester Americans left wing Dan Paille has resumed full training after his injury.

10-4-2007 Michael Ryan frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Michael Ryan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Michael Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 66 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 16+10=26 with 22 PIM.


8-4-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Rastislav Konecný
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young left wing Rastislav Konecný in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Rastislav Konecný has played 51 games with HKM Zvolen this season, collecting 28+15=43 with 36 PIM.


7-4-2007 Team captain clashes with Bill Guerin
Team captain Chris Drury finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the poor play of Bill Guerin. In this team, you have to do your part. It's not like your playing out there just for yourself, said the team captain.

7-4-2007 Dan Paille resumes light training.
Rochester Americans left wing Dan Paille has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

6-4-2007 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 276 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 35 assists along with 442 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 20 PIM. He has also played 32 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 12+25=37 with 20 PIM.


5-4-2007 Andrew Peters frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Andrew Peters feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Peters was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 139 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 358 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 69 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 107 PIM.


5-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Morris is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Daniel Briere is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Darius Kasparaitis has played 14 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Andrew Peters is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Ryan Miller has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Drew Stafford has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-4-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Nick Ross
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young defenseman Nick Ross in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Nick Ross has played 76 games with Regina Pats this season, collecting 10+26=36 with 51 PIM.


2-4-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Zack Torquato
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young center Zack Torquato in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Zack Torquato has played 78 games with Erie Otters this season, collecting 50+38=88 with 51 PIM.


31-3-2007 Andrew Peters frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Andrew Peters feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Peters was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 139 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 358 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 69 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 107 PIM.


30-3-2007 Blair Betts speaks up.
Blair Betts is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Morris is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Chris Drury is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Bill Guerin is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Darius Kasparaitis is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Tuomo Ruutu is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Chad Kilger is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Paul Gaustad has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Campbell has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Andrew Peters is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Drew Stafford has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-3-2007 Chris Drury frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 631 NHL games during his career, notching 178 goals and adding 289 assists along with 391 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 80 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 22+50=72 with 69 PIM.


28-3-2007 Paul Gaustad speaks up.
Paul Gaustad is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-3-2007 Andrew Peters resumes full training.
Buffalo Sabres left wing Andrew Peters has resumed full training after his wrist injury.

26-3-2007 Andrew Peters injured.
Andrew Peters (BUF) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Jean-Francois Fortin (OTT). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. If it was up to me I would have finished the game, but they want to be careful about this kind of injury, he commented from the trainers bench.

25-3-2007 Paul Gaustad speaks up.
Paul Gaustad is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-3-2007 Team captain clashes with Andrew Peters
Team captain Chris Drury finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Andrew Peters. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

23-3-2007 Henrik Tallinder reaches career high !
Henrik Tallinder marked a new career high in points with 22 after assisting in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Tuomo Ruutu. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of Sweden, Henrik Tallinder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 265 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 53 assists along with 182 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 63 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+19=22 with 54 PIM.


23-3-2007 Derek Morris reaches career high !
Derek Morris marked a new career high in assists with 38 assists after assisting in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Daniel Briere. It's always nice to give a good pass..., he joked.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 631 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 251 assists along with 620 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 77 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 10+38=48 with 64 PIM.


23-3-2007 Chris Drury reaches career high !
Chris Drury marked a new career high in assists with 48 assists after assisting in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Bill Guerin. I just come to the rink ready to play and give it 110%, he said at the post-game press conference.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 628 NHL games during his career, notching 178 goals and adding 287 assists along with 385 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 77 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 22+48=70 with 63 PIM.


23-3-2007 Derek Morris reaches career high !
Derek Morris marked a new career high in points with 49 after assisting in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Bill Guerin. I've seen my idols break records and now I am doing the same, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 631 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 252 assists along with 620 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 77 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 10+39=49 with 64 PIM.


22-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Toni Lydman is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Derek Morris is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Chris Drury is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Bill Guerin is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Eric Chouinard is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Daniel Briere is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Dan Cavanaugh is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Paul Gaustad has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Campbell has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Andrew Peters is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Drew Stafford has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-3-2007 Paul Gaustad speaks up.
Paul Gaustad is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-3-2007 Chris Drury reaches career high !
Chris Drury marked a new career high in points with 68 after assisting in tonights game against Phoenix Coyotes on a goal by Dainius Zubrus. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, he replied before ducking into the dressing room..

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 627 NHL games during his career, notching 178 goals and adding 285 assists along with 381 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 76 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 22+46=68 with 59 PIM.


17-3-2007 Andrew Peters frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Andrew Peters feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Peters was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 132 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 351 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 62 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 100 PIM.


15-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jochen Hecht is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Derek Morris has played 11 games without a goal. Bill Guerin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Darius Kasparaitis is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ryan Miller has been chilly and allowed 6 goals in 1 games. Dan Cavanaugh has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Drew Stafford has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-3-2007 Daniel Briere frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Daniel Briere feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 475 NHL games during his career, notching 172 goals and adding 203 assists along with 320 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 73 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 42+52=94 with 44 PIM.


14-3-2007 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 276 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 35 assists along with 442 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 20 PIM. He has also played 23 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 9+18=27 with 20 PIM.


14-3-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Oscar Möller
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young right wing Oscar Möller in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Oscar Möller has played 66 games with Kootenay Ice this season, collecting 43+25=68 with 48 PIM.


13-3-2007 Blair Betts speaks up.
Blair Betts is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-3-2007 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 51 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 5+17=22 with 26 PIM.


12-3-2007 Chad Kilger speaks up.
Chad Kilger is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-3-2007 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded VAN's round 4 pick in 2007 to Chicago Blackhawks for Patrick Lalime

A native of Canada, Patrick Lalime was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 372 NHL games during his career, booking 33 career shutouts and allowing 908 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 19 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, allowing 67 goals on 425 while booking 0 shutouts.


11-3-2007 Bill Guerin speaks up.
Bill Guerin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-3-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Luca Cunti
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young center Luca Cunti in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Luca Cunti has played 34 games with SC Langnau this season, collecting 18+19=37 with 13 PIM.


8-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Darius Kasparaitis is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Brian Campbell is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Chad Kilger has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dmitry Yushkevich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Betts has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ty Conklin has been chilly and allowed 18 goals in 4 games. Dan Cavanaugh has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Drew Stafford has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-3-2007 Bill Guerin speaks up.
Bill Guerin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-3-2007 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 276 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 35 assists along with 442 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 20 PIM. He has also played 18 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 9+13=22 with 10 PIM.


4-3-2007 Michael Ryan frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Michael Ryan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Michael Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 52 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 11+7=18 with 22 PIM.


3-3-2007 Bill Guerin speaks up.
Bill Guerin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-3-2007 Lindy Ruff praises John Negrin
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young defenseman John Negrin in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

John Negrin has played 58 games with Kootenay Ice this season, collecting 8+13=21 with 93 PIM.


3-3-2007 Lindy Ruff praises James Van Riemsdyk
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young center James Van Riemsdyk in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

James Van Riemsdyk has played 21 games with New Hampshire this season, collecting 16+7=23 with 16 PIM.


2-3-2007 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 621 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 246 assists along with 614 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 67 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 10+33=43 with 58 PIM.


1-3-2007 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 163 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 59 assists along with 187 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 66 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 34+35=69 with 98 PIM.


1-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrew Peters is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Eric Chouinard is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Bill Guerin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Brian Campbell has played 32 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-2-2007 Toni Lydman speaks up.
Toni Lydman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

28-2-2007 Dmitry Yushkevich speaks up.
Dmitry Yushkevich is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

28-2-2007 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 163 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 59 assists along with 187 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 66 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 34+35=69 with 98 PIM.


27-2-2007 Chris Drury frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 616 NHL games during his career, notching 176 goals and adding 275 assists along with 356 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 65 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 20+36=56 with 34 PIM.


27-2-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Yannick Weber
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young defenseman Yannick Weber in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Yannick Weber has played 63 games with Kitchener Rangers this season, collecting 21+41=62 with 51 PIM.


25-2-2007 Blair Betts frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Blair Betts feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Blair Betts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 143 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 13 assists along with 75 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 42 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 39 PIM.


25-2-2007 Ryan Miller frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 108 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 316 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 42 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, allowing 137 goals on 943 while booking 0 shutouts.


25-2-2007 Ivan Majesky frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Ivan Majesky feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Majesky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 267 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 50 assists along with 308 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 65 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 8+27=35 with 74 PIM.


25-2-2007 Henrik Tallinder reaches career high !
Henrik Tallinder marked a new career high in assists with 16 assists after assisting in tonights game against Ottawa Senators on a goal by Drew Stafford. We were playing our game tonight and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, he read from a prepared speech.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Tallinder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 252 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 50 assists along with 172 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 50 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+16=18 with 44 PIM.


24-2-2007 Bill Guerin speaks up.
Bill Guerin is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-2-2007 Paul Gaustad speaks up.
Paul Gaustad is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-2-2007 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 276 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 35 assists along with 442 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 20 PIM. He has also played 14 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 6+9=15 with 8 PIM.


23-2-2007 Nathan Paetsch resumes full training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Nathan Paetsch has resumed full training after his injury.

23-2-2007 Dan Paille injured.
Dan Paille of Rochester Americans suffered leg injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I just kind of rolled over his back and I couldn't get my arm down to brace myself, so I landed awkwardly, he said after the game in the dressing room.

22-2-2007 Dan Cavanaugh frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Dan Cavanaugh feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Cavanaugh was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 63 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 12 assists along with 110 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 63 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 11+12=23 with 110 PIM.


22-2-2007 Jonathan Lehun uncertain about future
Jonathan Lehun wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

22-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Morris is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Chris Drury is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Dainius Zubrus is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Toni Lydman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bill Guerin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Paul Gaustad has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Campbell has played 29 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 25 games without a goal. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Drew Stafford has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-2-2007 Paul Gaustad speaks up.
Paul Gaustad is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-2-2007 Chad Kilger speaks up.
Chad Kilger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-2-2007 Bill Guerin speaks up.
Bill Guerin is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-2-2007 Paul Gaustad frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Paul Gaustad was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 133 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 25 assists along with 109 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 54 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 44 PIM.


20-2-2007 Dainius Zubrus reaches career high !
Dainius Zubrus marked a new career high in goals with 24 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Washington Capitals on a feed by Brian Campbell. This is an unbeliveable feeling, i don't know what else to say, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of La-la-land, Dainius Zubrus was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 671 NHL games during his career, notching 138 goals and adding 204 assists along with 439 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 61 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 24+18=42 with 52 PIM.


19-2-2007 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 615 NHL games during his career, notching 66 goals and adding 243 assists along with 600 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 61 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 9+30=39 with 44 PIM.


18-2-2007 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 158 NHL games during his career, notching 58 goals and adding 55 assists along with 179 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 61 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 33+31=64 with 90 PIM.


18-2-2007 Nathan Paetsch resumes light training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Nathan Paetsch has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

15-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Morris is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Chris Drury is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Dainius Zubrus is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Daniel Briere is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Paul Gaustad is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Brian Campbell has played 25 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 21 games without a goal. Ryan Miller has been chilly and allowed 10 goals in 2 games. Dan Cavanaugh has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Drew Stafford has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-2-2007 Chad Kilger speaks up.
Chad Kilger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-2-2007 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 42 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 5+14=19 with 22 PIM.


10-2-2007 Team captain meets with Bill Guerin
Team captain Chris Drury called a short meeting with Bill Guerin after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Bill Guerin as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

10-2-2007 Daniel Briere reaches career high !
Daniel Briere marked a new career high in goals with 33 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a feed by Dainius Zubrus. I just try to play hard for 60 minutes and give the team a chance for the 2 points. If I get a goal along the way that's just icing on the cake, he pointed out to the gathered press corps.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 458 NHL games during his career, notching 163 goals and adding 193 assists along with 310 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 56 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 33+42=75 with 34 PIM.


9-2-2007 Blair Betts frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Blair Betts feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Blair Betts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 135 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 12 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 34 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 33 PIM.


8-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Chouinard is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Daniel Briere is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Tuomo Ruutu is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Dmitry Yushkevich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Paul Gaustad is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Brian Campbell has played 22 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Betts has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dan Cavanaugh has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Drew Stafford has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-2-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Jeremy Smith
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young goaltender Jeremy Smith in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

6-2-2007 Andrew Peters speaks up.
Andrew Peters is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-2-2007 Team captain meets with Paul Gaustad
Team captain Chris Drury called a short meeting with Paul Gaustad after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Paul Gaustad as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

2-2-2007 Toni Lydman speaks up.
Toni Lydman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-2-2007 Andrew Peters frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Andrew Peters feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Peters was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 115 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 6 assists along with 329 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 45 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 78 PIM.


2-2-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Colton Gillies
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young center Colton Gillies in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Colton Gillies has played 51 games with Saskatoon Blades this season, collecting 30+22=52 with 66 PIM.


1-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Michael Peca is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Chris Drury is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Toni Lydman is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 23 games without a goal. Dmitry Yushkevich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Campbell has played 19 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Blair Betts has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Miller has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Dan Cavanaugh has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-1-2007 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 606 NHL games during his career, notching 64 goals and adding 236 assists along with 588 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 52 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 7+23=30 with 32 PIM.


31-1-2007 Michael Ryan frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Michael Ryan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Michael Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 36 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 8+4=12 with 12 PIM.


1-2-2007 Board considering budget
The board of owners is considering about increasing your player budget because of your good financial record. If the good financial record is kept until the end of the season, your player budget might be increased.

30-1-2007 Brian Campbell frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brian Campbell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 298 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 85 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 52 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+21=24 with 36 PIM.


28-1-2007 Mark Mancari resumes full training.
Rochester Americans right wing Mark Mancari has resumed full training after his injury.

28-1-2007 Jeff Szwez agrees on a contract.
Jeff Szwez has signed a one year deal with the Rochester Americans. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

28-1-2007 Derek Morris reaches a milestone !
Derek Morris scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Ivan Majesky. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, the player said in an interview..

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 604 NHL games during his career, notching 64 goals and adding 236 assists along with 588 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 50 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 7+23=30 with 32 PIM.


27-1-2007 Toni Lydman speaks up.
Toni Lydman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-1-2007 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 604 NHL games during his career, notching 64 goals and adding 235 assists along with 588 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 50 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 7+22=29 with 32 PIM.


27-1-2007 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Tim Connolly to Toronto Maple Leafs for Chad Kilger

A native of Canada, Chad Kilger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 630 NHL games during his career, notching 89 goals and adding 99 assists along with 358 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 51 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 6+9=15 with 71 PIM.

A native of USA, Tim Connolly was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 416 NHL games during his career, notching 64 goals and adding 142 assists along with 200 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 28 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 20 PIM.


25-1-2007 Dmitry Yushkevich speaks up.
Dmitry Yushkevich is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-1-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Yannick Weber
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young defenseman Yannick Weber in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Yannick Weber has played 49 games with Kitchener Rangers this season, collecting 16+30=46 with 40 PIM.


25-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brian Campbell is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Tim Connolly is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jochen Hecht has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dmitry Yushkevich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Blair Betts has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Adam Mair is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Ryan Miller has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-1-2007 Shaun Landolt agrees on a contract.
Shaun Landolt has signed a one year deal with the Rochester Americans. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

23-1-2007 Mark Mancari resumes light training.
Rochester Americans right wing Mark Mancari has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

23-1-2007 Daniel Briere reaches career high !
Daniel Briere marked a new career high in points with 66 after scoring in tonights game against Toronto Maple Leafs on a feed by Dainius Zubrus. Yes, it does feel great, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 449 NHL games during his career, notching 157 goals and adding 190 assists along with 302 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 47 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 27+39=66 with 26 PIM.


23-1-2007 Mark Mancari injured.
Mark Mancari of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Toronto Marlies. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . I just hope I can be able to return to action within a week, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

22-1-2007 Blair Betts frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Blair Betts feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Blair Betts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 135 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 12 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 34 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 33 PIM.


22-1-2007 Ryan Miller frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 96 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 273 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 30 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, allowing 94 goals on 675 while booking 0 shutouts.


21-1-2007 Marek Zagrapan resumes full training.
Rochester Americans center Marek Zagrapan has resumed full training after his injury.

20-1-2007 Chris Drury frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 597 NHL games during his career, notching 171 goals and adding 265 assists along with 352 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 46 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 15+26=41 with 30 PIM.


20-1-2007 Lindy Ruff praises Corey Tropp
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young right wing Corey Tropp in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Corey Tropp has played 16 games with Michigan State this season, collecting 12+5=17 with 7 PIM.


19-1-2007 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 272 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 34 assists along with 438 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 20 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 16 PIM.


19-1-2007 Daniel Briere reaches career high !
Daniel Briere marked a new career high in assists with 38 assists after assisting in tonights game against New York Rangers on a goal by Eric Chouinard. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, he said at the post-game press conference.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 447 NHL games during his career, notching 155 goals and adding 189 assists along with 300 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 45 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 25+38=63 with 24 PIM.


19-1-2007 Marek Zagrapan injured.
Marek Zagrapan of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hartford Wolfpack. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

18-1-2007 Ryan Miller frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 94 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 265 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 28 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, allowing 86 goals on 632 while booking 0 shutouts.


18-1-2007 Buffalo Sabres players named to All-Star Game
The following players from Buffalo Sabres were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Darius Kasparaitis
-Eric Chouinard
-Daniel Briere


18-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Morris is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Daniel Briere is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Tuomo Ruutu is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Tim Connolly is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Brian Campbell has played 11 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Blair Betts is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Adam Mair is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-1-2007 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 599 NHL games during his career, notching 63 goals and adding 233 assists along with 588 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 45 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 6+20=26 with 32 PIM.


16-1-2007 Brian Campbell frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brian Campbell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 291 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 81 assists along with 98 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 45 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+17=20 with 32 PIM.


14-1-2007 Jochen Hecht speaks up.
Jochen Hecht is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-1-2007 Blair Betts frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Blair Betts feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Blair Betts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 135 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 12 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 34 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 33 PIM.


14-1-2007 Tuomo Ruutu reaches career high !
Tuomo Ruutu marked a new career high in goals with 24 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Eric Chouinard. I just try and give it my best out there. This one was special though, he said as his teammates crowded around him.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 140 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 46 assists along with 159 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 43 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 24+22=46 with 70 PIM.


12-1-2007 Michael Peca speaks up.
Michael Peca is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-1-2007 Toni Lydman speaks up.
Toni Lydman is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-1-2007 Dan Cavanaugh frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Dan Cavanaugh feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Cavanaugh was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 43 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 7 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 43 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 9+7=16 with 74 PIM.


12-1-2007 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 140 NHL games during his career, notching 48 goals and adding 46 assists along with 159 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 43 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 23+22=45 with 70 PIM.


12-1-2007 Tuomo Ruutu reaches career high !
Tuomo Ruutu marked a new career high in assists with 22 assists after assisting in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a goal by Eric Chouinard. Awesome, even more so because the game was televised, he commented to the media.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 139 NHL games during his career, notching 48 goals and adding 46 assists along with 159 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 42 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 23+22=45 with 70 PIM.


12-1-2007 Tuomo Ruutu reaches career high !
Tuomo Ruutu marked a new career high in points with 45 after assisting in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a goal by Eric Chouinard. In a game like this, it was nice to set that milestone, he replied before ducking into the dressing room..

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 139 NHL games during his career, notching 48 goals and adding 46 assists along with 159 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 42 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 23+22=45 with 70 PIM.


11-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Chouinard is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Toni Lydman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Morris has played 19 games without a goal. Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Tim Connolly is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Darius Kasparaitis has played 17 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Adam Mair has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-1-2007 Michael Peca speaks up.
Michael Peca is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-1-2007 Daniel Briere frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Daniel Briere feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 444 NHL games during his career, notching 154 goals and adding 183 assists along with 300 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 42 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 24+32=56 with 24 PIM.


9-1-2007 Nathan Paetsch injured.
Nathan Paetsch of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Syracuse Cruch. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . You can't rush these kinds of injuries, sometimes you just have to stay off your feet for awhile, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

8-1-2007 Chris Drury frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 592 NHL games during his career, notching 170 goals and adding 264 assists along with 346 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 41 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 14+25=39 with 24 PIM.


7-1-2007 Michael Peca speaks up.
Michael Peca is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Chouinard is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Derek Morris has played 17 games without a goal. Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Tim Connolly is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Darius Kasparaitis has played 15 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Adam Mair is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-1-2007 Buffalo Sabres players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Buffalo Sabres organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Vaclav Buravchikov (RUS)
-Chris Butler (USA)
-Phillip Gogulla (GER)
-Felix Schutz (GER)


31-12-2006 Toni Lydman speaks up.
Toni Lydman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

31-12-2006 Dmitry Yushkevich speaks up.
Dmitry Yushkevich is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-12-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 135 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 40 assists along with 157 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 38 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 20+16=36 with 68 PIM.


28-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Bill Guerin is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Derek Morris has played 15 games without a goal. Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Tim Connolly has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Darius Kasparaitis has played 13 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Adam Mair is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-12-2006 Timo Helbling resumes full training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Timo Helbling has resumed full training after his injury.

25-12-2006 Andrew Peters frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Andrew Peters feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Andrew Peters was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 101 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 4 assists along with 315 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 31 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 64 PIM.


23-12-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 133 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 40 assists along with 155 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 36 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 19+16=35 with 66 PIM.


23-12-2006 Bill Guerin reaches a milestone !
Bill Guerin scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by Paul Gaustad. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of USA, Bill Guerin was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 984 NHL games during his career, notching 343 goals and adding 357 assists along with 1400 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 35 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 15+22=37 with 27 PIM.


23-12-2006 Timo Helbling injured.
Timo Helbling of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Toronto Marlies. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he commented to the media.

21-12-2006 Toni Lydman speaks up.
Toni Lydman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Bill Guerin is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Dainius Zubrus is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Derek Morris has played 12 games without a goal. Tim Connolly has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jochen Hecht is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Dmitry Yushkevich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blair Betts has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-12-2006 Ivan Majesky frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Ivan Majesky feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Majesky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 236 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 37 assists along with 268 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 34 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 5+14=19 with 34 PIM.


19-12-2006 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 588 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 226 assists along with 584 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 34 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 5+13=18 with 28 PIM.


19-12-2006 Paul Gaustad frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Paul Gaustad was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 110 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 23 assists along with 89 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 31 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 5+8=13 with 24 PIM.


18-12-2006 Darius Kasparaitis reaches career high !
Darius Kasparaitis marked a new career high in assists with 22 assists after assisting in tonights game against Montreal Canadiens on a goal by Ivan Majesky. My kids attended this game so it is extra special for me, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Russia, Darius Kasparaitis was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 872 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 156 assists along with 1366 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 33 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+22=25 with 17 PIM.


17-12-2006 Daniel Briere frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Daniel Briere feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 435 NHL games during his career, notching 145 goals and adding 176 assists along with 298 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 33 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 15+25=40 with 22 PIM.


17-12-2006 Darius Kasparaitis reaches career high !
Darius Kasparaitis marked a new career high in points with 24 after assisting in tonights game against Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Daniel Briere. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Russia, Darius Kasparaitis was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 871 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 155 assists along with 1366 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 32 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+21=24 with 17 PIM.


16-12-2006 Team captain meets with Ty Conklin
Following the team's recent 3-4 OT loss against Carolina Hurricanes on 14-12-2006, Buffalo Sabres captain Chris Drury and Ty Conklin were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Chris Drury

15-12-2006 Ivan Majesky frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Ivan Majesky feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Majesky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 234 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 36 assists along with 268 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 32 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 4+13=17 with 34 PIM.


14-12-2006 Toni Lydman speaks up.
Toni Lydman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-12-2006 Bill Guerin speaks up.
Bill Guerin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Michael Peca is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Derek Morris is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Bill Guerin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Paul Gaustad is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Henrik Tallinder is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Dan Cavanaugh is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tim Connolly has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Dmitry Yushkevich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Campbell has played 11 games without a goal. Blair Betts has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2006 Ivan Majesky frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Ivan Majesky feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Majesky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 232 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 35 assists along with 268 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 30 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 4+12=16 with 34 PIM.


8-12-2006 Jochen Hecht speaks up.
Jochen Hecht is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Bill Guerin is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Dan Cavanaugh is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Tim Connolly has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dmitry Yushkevich has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-12-2006 Dmitry Yushkevich speaks up.
Dmitry Yushkevich is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-12-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 125 NHL games during his career, notching 40 goals and adding 35 assists along with 141 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 28 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 15+11=26 with 52 PIM.


5-12-2006 Ivan Majesky reaches career high !
Ivan Majesky marked a new career high in points with 13 after assisting in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a goal by Bill Guerin. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Majesky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 228 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 33 assists along with 266 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 26 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+10=13 with 32 PIM.


3-12-2006 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 260 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 34 assists along with 426 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 8 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


3-12-2006 Eric Chouinard reaches career high !
Eric Chouinard marked a new career high in goals with 7 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Anaheim Ducks on a feed by Dan Cavanaugh. We played some good, fundamental hockey tonight. When you do that the goals always follow, he said after the game.

A native of Canada, Eric Chouinard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 106 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 22 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 16 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 7+11=18 with 14 PIM.


1-12-2006 Dmitry Yushkevich speaks up.
Dmitry Yushkevich is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-11-2006 Dan Cavanaugh frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Dan Cavanaugh feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Cavanaugh was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 24 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 3 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 5+3=8 with 44 PIM.


30-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Daniel Briere is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Tuomo Ruutu is looking red hot with a 10 game point streak.

Who's cold

Bill Guerin has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Tim Connolly has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Darius Kasparaitis has played 16 games without a goal. Andrew Peters is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Ryan Miller hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-11-2006 Chris Drury frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 575 NHL games during his career, notching 167 goals and adding 254 assists along with 336 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 11+15=26 with 14 PIM.


27-11-2006 Chris Drury frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 575 NHL games during his career, notching 167 goals and adding 254 assists along with 336 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 11+15=26 with 14 PIM.


27-11-2006 Team captain meets with Blair Betts
Following the team's recent 4-3 win against Vancouver Canucks on 21-11-2006, Buffalo Sabres captain Chris Drury and Blair Betts did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Chris Drury

27-11-2006 Michael Ryan resumes full training.
Rochester Americans center Michael Ryan has resumed full training after his injury.

24-11-2006 Michael Ryan frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Michael Ryan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Michael Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 10 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 4+2=6 with 12 PIM.


23-11-2006 Paul Gaustad frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Paul Gaustad was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 102 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 20 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 23 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 18 PIM.


23-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Michael Peca is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Chris Drury is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Tuomo Ruutu is looking red hot with a 10 game point streak.

Who's cold

Bill Guerin has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Tim Connolly has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Darius Kasparaitis has played 16 games without a goal. Andrew Peters is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Ryan Miller hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-11-2006 Michael Ryan resumes light training.
Rochester Americans center Michael Ryan has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

21-11-2006 Tim Connolly frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Tim Connolly feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Tim Connolly was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 402 NHL games during his career, notching 63 goals and adding 141 assists along with 190 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 14 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 10 PIM.


17-11-2006 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 22 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 12 PIM.


16-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Brian Campbell is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Tuomo Ruutu is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Tim Connolly has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Darius Kasparaitis has played 14 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Dmitry Yushkevich is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Ryan Miller hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Ty Conklin has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-11-2006 Tim Connolly frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Tim Connolly feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Tim Connolly was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 401 NHL games during his career, notching 63 goals and adding 141 assists along with 190 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 13 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 10 PIM.


15-11-2006 Jochen Hecht speaks up.
Jochen Hecht is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

15-11-2006 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 256 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 34 assists along with 424 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 4 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


14-11-2006 Brian Campbell frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brian Campbell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 267 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 72 assists along with 76 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 21 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+8=10 with 10 PIM.


10-11-2006 Tim Connolly frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Tim Connolly feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Tim Connolly was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 399 NHL games during his career, notching 63 goals and adding 141 assists along with 188 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 11 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 8 PIM.


10-11-2006 Eric Chouinard reaches career high !
Eric Chouinard marked a new career high in points with 11 after assisting in tonights game against Colorado Avalanche on a goal by Daniel Briere. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Canada, Eric Chouinard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 100 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 19 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 10 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 10 PIM.


9-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Daniel Briere is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 5 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Tim Connolly has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Darius Kasparaitis has played 11 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Ryan Miller hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dan Cavanaugh has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-11-2006 Ivan Majesky frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Ivan Majesky feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Majesky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 221 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 32 assists along with 256 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 19 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+9=10 with 22 PIM.


7-11-2006 Daniel Briere reaches a milestone !
Daniel Briere scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a goal by Tuomo Ruutu. Yes, it does feel great, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 420 NHL games during his career, notching 137 goals and adding 163 assists along with 290 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 18 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 7+12=19 with 14 PIM.


6-11-2006 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 252 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 33 assists along with 422 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season.


5-11-2006 Dan Paille resumes full training.
Rochester Americans center Dan Paille has resumed full training after his injury.

5-11-2006 Mattias Trattnig agrees on a contract.
Mattias Trattnig has signed a one year deal with the Rochester Americans. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

4-11-2006 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 571 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 221 assists along with 574 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 4+8=12 with 18 PIM.


4-11-2006 Ryan Miller frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 75 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 210 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 9 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, allowing 31 goals on 191 while booking 0 shutouts.


3-11-2006 Dmitry Yushkevich speaks up.
Dmitry Yushkevich is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-11-2006 Dmitry Yushkevich speaks up.
Dmitry Yushkevich is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-11-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 114 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 30 assists along with 123 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 17 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 8+6=14 with 34 PIM.


2-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Chouinard is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Toni Lydman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tim Connolly has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jochen Hecht is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Brian Campbell has played 17 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Adam Mair has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Miller hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-11-2006 Dan Paille injured.
Dan Paille of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Peoria Rivermen. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, were his words after the game.

31-10-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 113 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 30 assists along with 123 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 16 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 6+6=12 with 34 PIM.


30-10-2006 Dylan Hunter resumes full training.
Rochester Americans left wing Dylan Hunter has resumed full training after his injury.

28-10-2006 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 16 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 8 PIM.


28-10-2006 Michael Peca reaches a milestone !
Michael Peca scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a feed by Derek Morris. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he said after the game.

A native of Canada, Michael Peca was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 708 NHL games during his career, notching 164 goals and adding 236 assists along with 630 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 15 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 4+2=6 with 14 PIM.


28-10-2006 Michael Ryan injured.
Michael Ryan of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Yeah it hurts, hurts me to watch the game from the press box for a month or so, he commented from the trainers bench.

26-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Bill Guerin is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 5 game goalstreak. Dainius Zubrus is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Dmitry Yushkevich is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Toni Lydman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tim Connolly has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jochen Hecht is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Brian Campbell has played 15 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Adam Mair has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Miller hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-10-2006 Dylan Hunter resumes light training.
Rochester Americans left wing Dylan Hunter has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

25-10-2006 Dylan Hunter injured.
Dylan Hunter of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Wilkes-Barre Penguins. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he said after the game.

24-10-2006 Ivan Majesky frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Ivan Majesky feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Majesky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 215 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 27 assists along with 252 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 13 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 18 PIM.


21-10-2006 Thomas Morrow uncertain about future
Thomas Morrow wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

19-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Bill Guerin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Paul Gaustad is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Eric Chouinard is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Ivan Majesky is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tim Connolly has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Brian Campbell has played 11 games without a goal. Blair Betts is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Adam Mair has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-10-2006 Chris Drury frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 561 NHL games during his career, notching 160 goals and adding 245 assists along with 332 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 10 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 10 PIM.


18-10-2006 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 10 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 6 PIM.


18-10-2006 Marek Zagrapan resumes full training.
Rochester Americans center Marek Zagrapan has resumed full training after his injury.

18-10-2006 Tim Kennedy resumes full training.
Rochester Americans left wing Tim Kennedy has resumed full training after his injury.

17-10-2006 Timo Helbling frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Timo Helbling feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Switzerland, Timo Helbling was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 6th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 4 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


17-10-2006 Michael Ryan frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Michael Ryan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Michael Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 4 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


16-10-2006 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 563 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 217 assists along with 566 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 9 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 10 PIM.


14-10-2006 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 9 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 6 PIM.


14-10-2006 Chris Heisten agrees on a contract.
Chris Heisten has signed a one year deal with the Rochester Americans. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

13-10-2006 Marek Zagrapan resumes light training.
Rochester Americans center Marek Zagrapan has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

13-10-2006 Tim Kennedy resumes light training.
Rochester Americans left wing Tim Kennedy has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

13-10-2006 Marek Zagrapan injured.
Marek Zagrapan of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It will hard to watch from the stands for a week, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

13-10-2006 Tim Kennedy injured.
Tim Kennedy of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It's not that big of a deal, just have to rest for a couple of days, he commented to the media.

12-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Morris is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Chris Drury is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Bill Guerin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tim Connolly has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Eric Chouinard has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Adam Mair has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Miller has been chilly and allowed 19 goals in 4 games. Henrik Tallinder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2006 Daniel Briere frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Daniel Briere feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 407 NHL games during his career, notching 133 goals and adding 153 assists along with 282 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 5 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 6 PIM.


6-10-2006 Ivan Majesky frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Ivan Majesky feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Majesky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 206 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 23 assists along with 240 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 6 PIM.


6-10-2006 Chris Drury reaches a milestone !
Chris Drury scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a goal by Dainius Zubrus. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, were his words after the game..

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 554 NHL games during his career, notching 158 goals and adding 242 assists along with 324 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 3 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 2 PIM.


5-10-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 100 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 27 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 4 PIM.


5-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Bill Guerin is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-10-2006 Timo Helbling resumes full training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Timo Helbling has resumed full training after his injury.

5-10-2006 Michael Ryan resumes full training.
Rochester Americans center Michael Ryan has resumed full training after his injury.

3-10-2006 Timo Helbling injured.
Timo Helbling of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It is just a minor bump, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

3-10-2006 Michael Ryan injured.
Michael Ryan of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he said after the game in the dressing room.

2-10-2006 Michael Ryan frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Michael Ryan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Michael Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 1 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


30-9-2006 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Martin BrodeurA-BA-34New Jersey Devils
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-27Vancouver Canucks
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B33Chicago Blackhawks
Miikka KiprusoffBBB29Calgary Flames
Henrik LundqvistBB-B24Minnesota Wild
Tomas VokounB-BB30New York Rangers
Marty TurcoBBB31Dallas Stars
Jose TheodoreBBB30Colorado Avalanche
Felix PotvinBB-B35San Jose Sharks
Jean-Sebastien GiguereB-B-B-29Anaheim Ducks
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-36Anaheim Ducks
Scott NiedermayerBB-B33Anaheim Ducks
Chris ProngerB-A-B31Detroit Red Wings
Rob BlakeB-BB-36Los Angeles Kings
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-29Boston Bruins
Wade ReddenB-B-B-29Ottawa Senators
Tomas Kaberle78747928Toronto Maple Leafs
Sergei ZubovB-B-B-36Dallas Stars
Brian RafalskiB-B-B-33New Jersey Devils
Chris PhillipsCBB-29Ottawa Senators
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Teemu SelanneBB-B36Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B34Philadelphia Flyers
Patrik EliasBB-B30New Jersey Devils
Daniel SedinBBB26Vancouver Canucks
Ilya KovalchukA-CB23Atlanta Thrashers
Mike FisherBB-B-26Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-34Atlanta Thrashers
Markus NaslundBCB-33Vancouver Canucks
Henrik ZetterbergBCB-25Nashville Predators
Rick NashBB-B-22Columbus Blue Jackets
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonAB-A-27San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-33Nashville Predators
Joe SakicBB-B37Colorado Avalanche
Vincent LecavalierA-B-B26Tampa Bay Lightning
Sergei FedorovB-B-B36Columbus Blue Jackets
Pavol DemitraA-CB31Minnesota Wild
Mats Sundin83718135Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric StaalA-B-B21Carolina Hurricanes
Rod Brind'AmourB-B-B-36Carolina Hurricanes
Chris DruryBB-B-30Buffalo Sabres
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B34New York Rangers
Jarome IginlaBB-B29Calgary Flames
Mike ModanoBCB36Dallas Stars
Marian HossaA-B-B27Atlanta Thrashers
Alexander OvechkinA-B-B21Washington Capitals
Paul KariyaBCB-31Nashville Predators
Daniel AlfredssonBB-B-33Ottawa Senators
Martin St. LouisBCB-31Tampa Bay Lightning
Dany HeatleyBB-B-25Ottawa Senators
Marian GaborikBCB-24Minnesota Wild


30-9-2006 Danny Battochio agrees on a contract.
Danny Battochio has signed a one year deal with the Rochester Americans. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

29-9-2006 Ryan Miller frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 74 NHL games during his career, booking 3 career shutouts and allowing 193 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 8 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, allowing 14 goals on 135 while booking 1 shutouts.


28-9-2006 Paul Gaustad frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Paul Gaustad was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 87 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 15 assists along with 75 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 8 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 10 PIM.


28-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tim Connolly is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Bill Guerin has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Adam Mair has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Henrik Tallinder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Nathan Paetsch has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-9-2006 Paul Gaustad frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Paul Gaustad was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 87 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 15 assists along with 75 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 8 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 10 PIM.


26-9-2006 Derek Morris frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Derek Morris feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 562 NHL games during his career, notching 58 goals and adding 215 assists along with 556 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


25-9-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 104 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 28 assists along with 95 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 6 PIM.


21-9-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 103 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 27 assists along with 95 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 6 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 6 PIM.


21-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ryan Miller is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 1 goals.

Who's cold

Chris Drury has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Bill Guerin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Andrew Peters has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Adam Mair has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Henrik Tallinder has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ty Conklin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Nathan Paetsch has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-9-2006 Michael Ryan frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Michael Ryan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Michael Ryan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season.


18-9-2006 Chris Drury frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 556 NHL games during his career, notching 157 goals and adding 242 assists along with 322 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 5 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 0 PIM.


17-9-2006 Brian Campbell frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brian Campbell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 251 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 66 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


15-9-2006 Tuomo Ruutu frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tuomo Ruutu feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 101 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 26 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 4 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 2 PIM.


14-9-2006 Henrik Tallinder frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Tallinder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 202 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 34 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season.


14-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Drury is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Bill Guerin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Daniel Briere is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-9-2006 Timo Helbling frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Timo Helbling feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Switzerland, Timo Helbling was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 6th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season.


10-9-2006 Daniel Briere frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Daniel Briere feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 404 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 152 assists along with 276 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 2 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


9-9-2006 Daniel Briere frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Daniel Briere feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 404 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 152 assists along with 276 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 2 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


7-9-2006 Player of the week: Bill Guerin (L)
NHL has awarded Bill Guerin (L) of Buffalo Sabres as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 0 assists for 2 points in 1 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Bill Guerin was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 950 NHL games during his career, notching 330 goals and adding 335 assists along with 1373 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing has played 1 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+0=2 with 0 PIM.


7-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Bill Guerin is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week. Tuomo Ruutu is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-8-2006 Timo Helbling frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Timo Helbling feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Switzerland, Timo Helbling was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 6th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-8-2006 Dan Cavanaugh frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Dan Cavanaugh feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Cavanaugh was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-8-2006 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Jason Pominville to Phoenix Coyotes for Derek Morris

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 554 NHL games during his career, notching 57 goals and adding 213 assists along with 556 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Canada, Jason Pominville was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 58 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 12 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


29-8-2006 Artem Kryukov uncertain about future
Artem Kryukov wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Thomas Vanek to Toronto Maple Leafs for Michael Peca

29-8-2006 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Maxim Afinogenov and Derek Roy to Chicago Blackhawks for Tuomo Ruutu

29-8-2006 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Jaroslav Spacek, Andrej Sekera and Ales Kotalik to New York Rangers for Darius Kasparaitis, Blair Betts and Dan Cavanaugh

29-8-2006 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Dmitri Kalinin and Jeff Jillson to San Jose Sharks for Bill Guerin and SJ's round 5 pick in 2007

30-6-2006 Teppo Numminen retires
Teppo Numminen has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Buffalo Sabres will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans:
- Mike Funk D
- Maxim Afinogenov R
- Dmitri Kalinin D
- Toni Lydman D
- Chris Drury C
- Jaroslav Spacek D
- Dainius Zubrus R
- Tim Connolly C
- Jochen Hecht L
- Paul Gaustad C
- Brian Campbell D
- Andrew Peters L
- Marek Zagrapan C
- Adam Dennis G
- Mark Mancari R
- Daniel Bričre C
- Patrick Kaleta R
- Adam Mair C
- Dylan Hunter L
- Ryan Miller G
- Henrik Tallinder D
- Ty Conklin G
- Derek Roy C
- Jason Pominville R
- Nathan Paetsch D
- Dan Paillé C
- Timo Helbling D
- Andrej Sekera D
- Sam Paolini L
- Ales Kotalik R
- Michael Ryan C
- Brandon Smith D
- Thomas Vanek L
- Clarke MacArthur L
- Jonathan Lehun C
- Drew Stafford R
- Mike Card D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Maxim Afinogenov R
- Jaroslav Spacek D
- Tim Connolly C
- Dylan Hunter L
- Sam Paolini L

Players reporting in good shape:
- Toni Lydman D
- Dainius Zubrus R
- Paul Gaustad C
- Andrew Peters L
- Marek Zagrapan C
- Patrick Kaleta R
- Andrej Sekera D
- Ales Kotalik R


25-6-2006 Adam Mair frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Adam Mair feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Adam Mair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 252 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 33 assists along with 422 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2006 Timo Helbling frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Timo Helbling feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Switzerland, Timo Helbling was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 6th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Buffalo Sabres will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans:
- Mike Funk D
- Maxim Afinogenov R
- Dmitri Kalinin D
- Toni Lydman D
- Chris Drury C
- Jaroslav Spacek D
- Dainius Zubrus R
- Tim Connolly C
- Teppo Numminen D
- Jochen Hecht L
- Paul Gaustad C
- Brian Campbell D
- Andrew Peters L
- Marek Zagrapan C
- Adam Dennis G
- Mark Mancari R
- Daniel Bričre C
- Patrick Kaleta R
- Adam Mair C
- Dylan Hunter L
- Ryan Miller G
- Henrik Tallinder D
- Ty Conklin G
- Derek Roy C
- Jason Pominville R
- Nathan Paetsch D
- Dan Paillé C
- Timo Helbling D
- Andrej Sekera D
- Sam Paolini L
- Ales Kotalik R
- Michael Ryan C
- Brandon Smith D
- Thomas Vanek L
- Clarke MacArthur L
- Jonathan Lehun C
- Drew Stafford R
- Mike Card D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Mike Funk D
- Dainius Zubrus R
- Daniel Bričre C
- Henrik Tallinder D
- Jason Pominville R
- Timo Helbling D
- Andrej Sekera D
- Brandon Smith D
- Drew Stafford R
- Mike Card D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Toni Lydman D
- Chris Drury C
- Teppo Numminen D
- Ryan Miller G
- Ty Conklin G
- Dan Paillé C
- Sam Paolini L
- Jonathan Lehun C


28-6-2006 Lindy Ruff praises Nick Petrecki
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young defenseman Nick Petrecki in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



25-6-2006 Nathan Paetsch frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Paetsch was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-6-2006 Buffalo Sabres trade rumoured
Atlanta Thrashers are rumoured to be planning a trade sending left wing Eric Boulton and defenseman Will O'Neill to Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Teppo Numminen

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Atlanta Thrashers are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Teppo Numminen would be a good fit there.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2006 Ryan Miller frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 66 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 179 goals. The 25 year old goaltender is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2006 Maxim Afinogenov uncertain about future
Maxim Afinogenov wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Dmitri Kalinin uncertain about future
Dmitri Kalinin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Tim Connolly uncertain about future
Tim Connolly wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Paul Gaustad uncertain about future
Paul Gaustad wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Brian Campbell uncertain about future
Brian Campbell wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Andrew Peters uncertain about future
Andrew Peters wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Adam Mair uncertain about future
Adam Mair wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Ryan Miller uncertain about future
Ryan Miller wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Henrik Tallinder uncertain about future
Henrik Tallinder wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jeff Jillson uncertain about future
Jeff Jillson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Derek Roy uncertain about future
Derek Roy wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jason Pominville uncertain about future
Jason Pominville wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Nathan Paetsch uncertain about future
Nathan Paetsch wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Timo Helbling uncertain about future
Timo Helbling wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Sam Paolini uncertain about future
Sam Paolini wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Ales Kotalik uncertain about future
Ales Kotalik wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Michael Ryan uncertain about future
Michael Ryan wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

Eastside Hockey Manager