Archives for July 2010

Extremes nothing new to Kassian

‘“It’s been tough, but I’ve learned from it. I’m just trying to get better day in and day out,” he said. “My main focus now is to leave a good impression and try to make this team.”’

Quick forward making fifth appearance at NU Development Camp

‘“I’ve got to score to stay in the league and I know that,” he said. “This is a big year. Obviously, I want to make the team so that’s what my focus is on.”’

Sabres preseason schedule

‘ The team will play six games, including two at HSBC Arena. Start times and ticket information for each home game will be announced at a later date.’

Friday’s Portland Coverage

Pirates poll fans with site options (Portland Press Herald)

Sabres re-sign backup G Lalime

‘Over 12 seasons, he is 200-169-48 with a 2.57 GAA, and he became the 66th goaltender in NHL history to record 200 career wins last season in a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in March.’

Regier hopes arbitration will lead to Kaleta deal

“The objective is to have a deal done, and hopefully it’s a multi-year deal,” general manager Darcy Regier said Wednesday afternoon inside Dwyer Arena, where the Sabres are holding their annual summer development camp. “But the objective is to get a deal done in advance of (the arbitration date). By offering arbitration it allows us to ensure … that’s he’s playing and Buffalo and … that we have a deal in place within an appropriate timeframe.”

Niedermayer Expected to Bring Veteran Leadership to Sabres

“We can generate the offense,” Regier said. “We think we’ll be able to continue to generate the offense. I think that the experience of knowing how to win, the experience of knowing how to play in critical situations defensively is really what Rob can bring. I’ll look at Mike Grier, what he has done for our hockey club. I think Rob will fit in that kind of an area.”

Sabres put their money on experience

‘"It’s a special group in this room. I’ve been around the league quite a bit, and I think we have a good thing going on in there. We want to build on the good things we did last year, and I’m looking to be a big part of this."’

Ennis stays cool in record heat

‘“You can’t assume anything. If that happens, you can develop some bad habits. For myself, I always want to get better,” Ennis said. “There’s no way I expect to make the team. I’m going to try my best, I want to make it really bad, but I’m not coming in thinking there’s a spot here for me.”’

Sabres bring back Lalime for one year

‘Lalime, who has spelled starter Ryan Miller for each of the last two seasons, went 4-8-2 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in 16 games (13 starts) a year ago.’

Sabres agree to terms with Ptrick Lalime

‘Lalime – who turns 36 today – has spent the past two seasons with the Sabres after signing as a UFA on July 1, 2008.’

Butler gathering the troops

‘"It’s something I’ve always wanted to do," Butler said of heading to the Middle East. "Even doing the Tickets for Troops this year when the guys would come in the locker room and they’d tell me how they stay up until 3 a.m. over there just to watch the games – you develop an appreciation. It’s kind of cool."’

Sabres bring in Niedermayer

‘Originally taken fifth overall by Florida in the 1993 draft, Niedermayer has 181 goals and 450 points in 1,082 career games with the Panthers, Flames, Ducks and Devils.’

Sabres sign free agent Rob Niedermayer

‘Niedermayer became Buffalo’s second free agent signing since July 1. The Sabres also signed free agent defenseman Jordan Leopold last week to a three-year contract.’

Sabres Agree To Terms With Rob Niedermayer

‘Niedermayer (12/8/1974, 6’2”, 200 lbs.) is a veteran of 16 NHL seasons, and won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007. Niedermayer was also a member of the Florida Panthers team that advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996. The 35-year-old Niedermayer has 39 points in 109 career playoff games, including 10 (5+5) in 21 games during Anaheim’s 2007 Cup run.’