Archives for July 2010

Sabres sign McCauley

‘McCauley (8/15/1985, 6’3”, 225 lbs.) spent last season with Worcester (AHL), where he collected 14 points (10+4) and 84 PIMs in 45 games with the Sharks.’

Kennedy Wants to Earn New Paycheck

“I have to prove my worth this year,” Kennedy said. “I think I’m ready. I think last year there were some parts of the year where I don’t know if I was happy just to be there. … I was just trying to learn the game. But this year I feel that I’m ready to show the front office I’m a really good hockey player.”

Regier Thinks Rivet Should Be Ready For Camp

“Craig is actually moving along very good,” Regier said. “I talked to Tim (Macre) today, our athletic trainer. He’s on or ahead of schedule, so it looks good for him.”

Rivet may be ready by camp; Kennedy wins in arbitration

‘"For us, [the award] was a little higher than we expected certainly but we’ll work with it," Regier said. "Tim is a player we think can improve. We expect him to improve and we’ll work with him in that regard. We worked off what we thought he would get in arbitration as did they and that really is the process."’

Kennedy awarded one-year deal

‘Buffalo Sabres forward Tim Kennedy was awarded a one year, $1 million contract today by an arbitrator.’

Sabres&#8217 Kennedy awarded $1 million contract

‘Buffalo Sabres forward Tim Kennedy was awarded a one-year, $1 million contract by an arbitrator on Thursday, two days after his hearing was held in Toronto.’

Sabres, Kennedy await arbitrator’s decision

‘Buffalo was believed to be offering about $700,000 — his $635,000 salary from last season plus a mandatory 10 percent raise for restricted free agents — on a one-year deal, or a higher base salary for a longer agreement. Kennedy was believed to be looking for more than $1 million per season, perhaps upwards of $1.4 million.’

Sabres Expect Big Things From Pysyk

“I remember I got called up as a 15-year-old,” Pysyk said. “I think he blew by me four times and scored on all four of them. So I still remember that. Having him on the same team will be a lot better.”

What if Vanek had become an Oiler?

‘Looking back at it three summers later, the Sabres would have been better off letting Vanek walk. Yes, the Austrian has scored 104 goals since and, yes, he’s still just 26, but all things being equal, just imagine…’

Kaleta Re-Signs With Sabres; Who’s Next?

“I think 17 years from now I might be in a wheelchair, barely moving, with my style,” Kaleta joked Wednesday afternoon inside HSBC Arena, shortly after he agreed to a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration. “The Sabres really weren’t dealing with 17 years. I’m happy with my two years.”

New contract keeps Kaleta home, happy

‘Kaleta made $522,000 last season. He will make $860,000 next year and $955,000 in 2011-12.’

Sabres sign Kaleta, avoid arbitration

‘The 24-year-old scored a career-high 10 goals and recorded a career-best 15 points in 55 games last season.’

Sabres reach 2-year deal with RW Patrick Kaleta

‘Terms were not immediately available, but Kaleta was expected to earn a raise over the $522,000 he made last year. The deal, announced Wednesday, comes before Kaleta was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on July 29.’

Sabres agree to terms with Pat Kaleta

‘"I had to look at it in a way that the team wanted me to play here next year no matter what," Kaleta said of bypassing the arbitration and getting a deal done. "I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far personally as a hockey player in Buffalo. Hopefully it’s only a small portion of what I can do."’

Myers has made a lasting impression on Sabres

‘”Based on what I can see, I don’t sense that,” McCutcheon said. “Maybe things won’t happen to him like they did last year. It may not be quite as easy the second time around. There’ll be more eyes on him and more pressure and expectation. He’s going to have to learn to handle that adversity and if he doesn’t jump out to the best start, he’s going to have to learn to bounce back.”‘