Players believe standing pat was the right decision

‘”I love our team and I love our players,” Mair said. “When you look at the young players we’ve signed to long-term contracts, you can see that Darcy and upper management believe in those players. It would go against the plan to deviate and start bringing in new players because we missed the playoffs by two points.”‘

Regier: Sabres veterans on the spot

‘"I think our fans like watching players like Derek Roy, Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville, Ryan Miller, Patrick Kaleta and Paul Gaustad," Regier said. "The fans appreciate what those players bring. They know we missed the playoffs two years in a row after going to the conference final twice in a row. We’re not a young team but we are continuing to develop this group of players. We’re pushing hard for them to grow together and care for each other, take responsibility for themselves and their teammates."’

Sabres come to terms with free-agent McCormick

‘Free-agent center Cody McCormick(notes) agreed to a one-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.’

Sabres ink McCormick

‘The 26-year-old has compiled nine goals and 30 points over 190 games in parts of five seasons with the Colorado Avalanche.’

Sabres sign Cody McCormick

‘McCormick (4/18/1983, 6’3”, 215 lbs.) collected 12 points (1+11) and 92 penalty minutes in 55 regular season games last season with the Colorado Avalanche.’