Archives for July 2010

Buffalo’s Mike Weber signs qualifying offer

‘Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today that defenseman Mike Weber has agreed to his qualifying offer and signed a one-year deal with the Sabres.’

Kassian Working His Way Back

‘On May 23, Zack Kassian reached the pinnacle of his young life, winning junior hockey’s championship, the Memorial Cup, with his hometown Windsor Spitfires. Less than a week later, however, the 19-year-old Buffalo Sabres prospect tumbled to his nadir, getting arrested and charged with assault following an alleged bar fight in the Canadian border town.’

Will Goalie Jhonas Enroth Crack the Sabres Lineup?

‘The numbers scream it. After two dazzling seasons in Portland, goalie Jhonas Enroth has outgrown the AHL. The apprenticeship should end. The 22-year-old appears ready to graduate to the Buffalo Sabres.’

Spartans lose Tropp to NHL

‘"This is the reality of college hockey – good players are leaving school after their sophomore and junior seasons,” Comley said then. "Obviously, we’re going to miss a player of Corey’s caliber. We wish him the best as he pursues his dream to play professional hockey.”’

Sabres’ prospect Kassian learns bitter lesson

‘"I’m prepared to do anything," Kassian said. "I’ve thought it all through, and obviously my heart’s here in Buffalo. I want to play for this team and help this team win a [Stanley] Cup. If so be it, I’ll go back to Windsor, be a leader and try to three-peat it [a third straight Memorial Cup]. … I’m just here to work hard, and all that stuff will handle itself."’

Myers unfazed by return to camp

‘“They asked me to come, and I said OK, I’ll be there,” Myers said. “They bring guys back throughout their rookie contracts and that’s fine with me. I’ll get my skating legs back.”’

Sabres sign winger Corey Tropp

‘“It’s exciting,” Tropp said after development camp at Dwyer Arena on Tuesday. “Three years ago after I got drafted it was one of my goals to get a contract with Buffalo.”’

Sabres Analyst and NHL Alum, 5 Months After Life-Changing Car Accident

‘But he’s making progress. While Robitaille has to wear a neck collar 80 percent of the time, his rehab is on schedule and the prognosis is good. He says he will "absolutely" be in the broadcast booth this fall when the Sabres begin their season. He’s been an analyst for over 25 years and misses work, saying that his return will be a very happy day.’

Big man on campus at development camp

‘“He’s a great guy who works hard and sets an example,” Tyler Ennis said. “It sets the tone for everyone else here.”’

Sabres sign 2007 draft pick Corey Tropp

‘Tropp (7/25/1989, 6’, 186 lbs.) led the Spartans in scoring this season with a career-high 42 points (20+22) in 37 games, and was ranked among the nation’s leaders in goals, PPG (9) and GWG (5). For his efforts, Tropp was named Michigan State’s Team MVP and Outstanding Offensive Player in 2009-10. A native of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, Tropp finished his collegiate career with 70 points (29+41) in 100 games at Michigan State.’

Pysyk makes Sabres debut at Dwyer

‘“I’ve gone to camps before, but everybody’s the same age as you,” Pysyk said. “Here, you’re on your own. You’ve got guys two or three years older than you. You’ve got to look up to those guys who’ve been there.”’

Sabres prospects camping at Dwyer

‘Sabres prospects will invade Niagara University’s Dwyer Arena this week as the team’s Development Camp opens Monday morning in Lewiston. About 40 players are expected to attend the camp including Mark Pysyk, the team’s first round pick taken 23rd overall in June’s NHL Entry Draft.’

Resilient McCormick Looks For Another Shot With Sabres

During his brief run in Buffalo, McCormick, a strong skater, proved he could be a reliable presence on the third or fourth line. His two assists actually bettered Tim Connolly and equaled Derek Roy, the Sabres’ two leading regular-season scorers.

Sabres agree to terms with F Cody McCormick

‘The rugged winger played in three playoff games for the Sabres this past postseason after accumulating a team-high 168 penalty minutes in 66 games with the AHL Portland Pirates.’

Sabres agree to terms with McCormick

‘McCormick had previously played in 190 NHL games over parts of five seasons with Colorado from 2003-09, accumulating 30 points (9+21) and 250 PIMs.’