Satan given two-year, $6.8M deal

'Becoming the team's highest-paid player, Satan will earn $3.25 million this season — a hefty raise over the $2.5 million he made last season — and $3.55 million in 2002-03, according to figures released by the NHL Players Association.'

Arbitrator awards Satan two-year, $6.8 million contract

'Becoming the team's highest-paid player, Satan will earn $3.25 million this season — a hefty raise over the $2.5 million he made last season — and $3.55 million in 2002-03, according to figures released by the NHL Players Association.'

Arbitrator awards Sabres RW Satan two-year contract

'Miroslav Satan, the Buffalo Sabres' leading scorer last season, on Wednesday was awarded a two-year contract by an arbitrator. Satan, a Group II free agent, became the club's higest paid player and will earn $6.8 million over the next two seasons, ESPN is reporting.'

Trefilov still blames Nolan for NHL bust

'"He was the absolute wrong person in the hockey business," Trefilov said. "He doesn't know how to take care of the guys. The bad thing is that he does not even realize what he is doing. He kind of tried to go around the general manager, tried to do his own thing. He was Coach of the Year (in 1997), and nobody wants him because he got this reputation. In the end, he got what he deserved. When I left the team, I told him what goes around, will come around."'

Sabres announce plans for training camp

'The Buffalo Sabres have released the schedule for their 2001-02 preseason training camp, which includes sessions in Ontario and South Carolina.'

Two players for Amerks

'Goaltender Tom Askey, 26, was re-signed to backup Mika Noronen again after he finished with a 15-8-4 record and a 2.55 goals against average last season for the Amerks. Defenseman Mario Larocque, 23, has come over from the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.'

Lack of drawing card will have Sabres fans shuffling off

'It would not be surprising if the Sabres' season-ticket sales fell well below 8,000, which would be the lowest since HSBC Arena was built. The low is 8,773 in 1997, the year after former coach Ted Nolan left the organization. They sold 10,667 season tickets last year.'

Sabres sign Essensa as backup

'Bob Essensa knows that he's joining the Buffalo Sabres wearing a scarlet "B" for backup, and he's OK with that.'

Sabres agree to terms with free agent G Essensa

'Entering his 12th NHL season, Essensa, 36, went 18-12-3 with a 2.68 goals-against average and .892 save percentage in 39 games for Vancouver last season. He was released by the Canucks on June 26.'

Sabres sign goalie

'Essensa most likely will back up Marty Biron, who has taken over as starter following last month's trade of Hasek.'

Canucks Insider

'Bargain Bob Essensa has found a home in Buffalo. The former Canuck goalie, who was jettisoned June 26 when Vancouver declined to pick up his option, agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with the Sabres for $600,000 US.'

Goalie Bob Essensa says he's Buffalo-bound

'Goalie Bob Essensa says he has accepted an offer from the Buffalo Sabres after being released by the Vancouver Canucks in June.'

Sabres lock up Houda, Matte

'The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday signed defenseman Doug Houda and winger Christian Matte.'

Sabres acquire a top scorer

'Right winger Christian Matte, the AHL's leading scorer two years ago and the top goal-scorer in the IHL last season, signed a one-year contract with the parent Buffalo Sabres yesterday.'

Sabres, Warrener quick to settle deal

'Warrener, widely considered the likely choice to be the Sabres' next captain, agreed to terms Tuesday on a one-year contract, leaving restricted free agent Alexei Zhitnik as the only Sabres defenseman without a contract.'