Archives for January 2013

Miller looks to rebound quickly from bad game

‘“You just have to try to remember how last year felt and compete again,” Miller said. “[Tuesday] I just didn’t have it, for whatever reason. It was definitely the kind of game I needed to show up for and be better. The guys got me back into it. I tried to hang tight with it and then I had another letdown. Just let them down.”’

Are Sabres ready to be back on ice?

‘The Sabres started their season with two good wins against Philadelphia and Toronto, but then lost four straight. Their on-ice performance isn’t meeting up to the hype. While it’s clear that Buffalo fans are ready for hockey, are the Sabres?’

Barnaby sues former fiancee for return of engagement ring, SUV

‘Barnaby filed suit this week in State Supreme Court in Niagara County against Amber L. Lindke, of Lockport, a former Miss Buffalo and Miss Niagara County, charging that she refused to give him back the ring after the couple split in September.’

Sabres’ Weber still battling for regular spot on blue line

‘“It’s always disappointing when you’re not playing,” Weber said Tuesday inside the First Niagara Center. “It’s one of those things you have to stay patient and know that you can do the job when you get in.”’

Sabres look for revenge .

‘Ott’s a different story. We’ve seen the mayhem he can cause, and there’s no reason to expect anything different from him tonight as the Sabres try to prove something against the B’s.’

Thursday’s Boston Coverage

Sabres look for revenge (Boston Herald)
Bruins will be tough test for Sabres (ESPN)
Sabres-Bruins Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (2-3-1) at Boston Bruins (5-0-1) (The Sports Network)
Slumping Sabres visit red-hot Bruins (
Pregame Skate: Buf @ Bos (

Sabres F Kaleta released from hospital, sent home

”’It’s a neck injury,” Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said in the postgame press conference. ”He was X-rayed here and they took a precaution. They took him for some further tests. I have no update.”’

Sabres’ Kaleta out for Thursday

‘Kaleta was hurt in the first period of a 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday when he was hit into the boards by Toronto’s Mike Brown. Brown was given a penalty for boarding on the play, while Kaleta did not return and was taken to a local hospital for observation, where he remained overnight.’

Sabres Kaleta leaves hospital

‘Pat Kaleta was hit from behind by Mike Brown and went to the hospital. The winger spent the night in the hospital and was released early today.’

Grigorenko Carrying All of Us

‘Right now his best asset is that he has NOTHING to do with the last 14 years.’

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Second Half May Provide More Starts for Knapp (WGR-AM)

Sabres lose clock game

‘“It’s just frustrating. We’re getting better. … Obviously, to lose it like that, it’s tough.”’

Grigorenko staying put, scores to cap crazy day

‘“After the second period, I didn’t have any emotion. I was really down,” Grigorenko said. “I was having a game where things didn’t work well for me. In the third period, they put me on the ice and I started to play really good. I scored a goal and it took me away from all the pressure.”’

Pros and cons of keeping Grigorenko

‘This season doesn’t revolve around Grigorenko’s development, by the way. The Sabres have missed the playoffs three times in five years. Calls for Ruff and Regier to be fired grow louder with every season, if not every loss. The best way to quiet the masses is turning around their record, and Grigorenko can help them.’

Grigorenko forces OT, but Sabres fall to Leafs

‘But at least their prized first-round draft pick from June, Grigorenko, is feeling better about himself. He didn’t have a point in the first five games, but the Sabres saw enough talent — as well as recognizing they have little offensive depth at center — to want him here and not back in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.’