Archives for September 2007

Sabres Make Six More Moves

'Heading to Rochester are forwards Dylan Hunter and Patrick Kaleta; defensemen Mike Card, Marc-Andre Gragnani and Mike Weber; and goaltender Adam Dennis.'

Six assigned to Rochester Americans

'Forwards Philip Gogulla and Feliz Schutz were also returned to their DEL clubs in Germany. This leaves the Sabres with 28 players still in training camp.'

Sabres update Numminen's condition after heart surgery

'It is unclear how long it will take for Numminen to return to action, but he hopes to be on the ice as early as December.'

Numminen expected to be released from hospital within days

'Numminen, an 18-year NHL veteran, has had a heart murmur since childhood and was diagnosed with a dilated aorta in 2004 wile playing for the Dallas Stars. Numminen missed five games because of the condition before he was cleared to play.'

Sabres physician gives update on Numminen

'“I have been in close contact with Teppo’s attending physician at the Cleveland Clinic and he’s extremely pleased with Teppo’s post-operative recovery," said Hartrich. "Teppo is feeling stronger every day, and hopefully, he will be released from the hospital in the next several days."'

Rolston Leads Wild To 2-1 Win

'Buffalo heads up to Toronto on Wednesday night for a preseason match up against the Leafs. Faceoff is set for 7:30 pm.'

2007-08 Team Preview: Buffalo Sabres

‘The Sabres will finish second in the Northeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.’

Rolston leads Wild past Sabres

'Buffalo's only goal came on the power play during the second period, when Marek Zagrapan fed Phillipo Gogulla across the crease for an easy score.'

Stealing the show

''Minnesota won the game 2-1, but Stafford stole the show. The second-year pro played on Buffalo's top line (alongside former Minnesota player Thomas Vanek and center Jochen Hecht) and received the loudest ovation when the starting lineups were read.'

Tuesday’s Minnesota Coverage

Rolston scores two goals in preseason victory over Sabres (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Backstrom is the same as he always was (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Former first-round draft pick Benoit Pouliot finally shows what he can do (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Minnesota 2, Buffalo 1

'Rolston, who led the Wild in goals last season, netted the game-winner early in the third period when left alone between the faceoff circles. Pierre-Marc Bouchard won a battle along the boards and slid the puck to Eric Belanger, whose pass from the corner set up Rolston's one-timer.'

Minnesota 2, Buffalo 1

'Josh Harding turned away 25-of-26 shots for the Wild, while Jocelyn Thibault saved 20-of-22 shots on goal in defeat.'

Wild 2, Sabres 1

'The Sabres pressed hard to equalize the game but Josh Harding preserved the lead. The Wild netminder stopped a Michael Ryan breakaway late in the third period along with a flurry of shots in the dying moments of the game.'

Sabres assign five to juniors; update on HD telecasts

‘Currently, only Time Warner Cable plans to broadcast the Sabres’ home games on a separate HD channel; however, I was told by two separate sources that MSG is in talks with Dish Network and DirecTV. Announcements could be forecoming in the coming days.’

Sabres return 5 prospects to Canadian junior teams

'Defenseman T.J. Brennan, drafted 31st overall, was returned to St. John's of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, while defenseman Drew Schiestel (59th) was returned to Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League.'