The Sabres Report - October 23, 2016

Sabres see NHL's new concussion protocol at work   

Buffalo News:

‘Teams that refuse to remove their player will receive a $25,000 fine for the first offense, according to TSN, with substantially increasing fines for any subsequent offense. The league and the NHL Players’ Association jointly approved the protocol, with input from neurologists, team physicians, athletic trainers, St. Louis General Manager Doug Armstrong and various legal representatives.’

Healthy again, Sabres' Jeanneret back for 42 games   

Buffalo News:

‘“It wasn’t working very well, the old ticker,” Jeanneret said. “They sent me by air ambulance back to Canada to Hamilton, and I had a pacemaker installed. Since then, it’s fine. I don’t even think about it. It’s not even an issue.”‘

Sunday's Rochester Coverage

Schneider scores winner in final minute for Amerks (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
B-Sens can’t solve Rochester goalie in 3-1 loss (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)
Schneider’s Late Goal Lifts Amerks Past B-Sens (
B-Sens Pepper 39 Shots On Net In 3-1 Loss To Amerks (

The Sabres Report - October 22, 2016

Moulson making an impact for Sabres   

Buffalo News:

‘”For me, it’s trying to get better every day and that comes with hard work, making sure I’m working on the right things,” Moulson said after Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in Rogers Arena. “I feel like I definitely have an extra jump, an extra gear compared to last year.”‘

Sabres send Fasching, Baptiste, Nelson to Amerks   

Buffalo News:

‘The demotion will mean much-needed ice time for Nelson. The defenseman hasn’t played since appearing in the Sabres’ opener Oct. 13. He was a healthy scratch for the last three games.’

Sabres send 3 rookies to Amerks   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Meanwhile, Fasching, a winger, and Nelson, a defenseman, have been sitting as healthy scratches. Both prospects jumped from college to the NHL late last season and have never played an AHL game.’

Sabres send down three   


‘Tim Murray didn’t want some of his young players sitting around so Hudson Fasching, Nick Baptiste and Casey Nelson have been sent down.’

Sabres assign 3 players to Rochester

‘The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forwards Nicholas Baptiste and Hudson Fasching, and defenseman Casey Nelson to the Rochester Americans (AHL).’

Saturday's Rochester Coverage

Reinforcements fuel Amerks, but need still exists (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Americans hand Marlies first loss of season (CP)
Newcomers, Special Teams Carries Amerks To 5-2 Win Over Marlies (
Photo gallery (
Marlies Fall in Rochester (

The Sabres Report - October 21, 2016

Shooters sputter as Sabres fall to Canucks   

Buffalo News:

‘”We have to string along 60-minute games,” Lehner said. “We can’t have a period on and a period off. When you see we have it there one period, there’s no reason we don’t have our system all 60 minutes. We have to work on that.”‘

Ristolainen's assists adding spice to Sabres' offense   

Buffalo News:

‘Ristolainen played 23 minutes, 17 seconds in the season opener against Montreal, 26:43 in Sunday’s win in Edmonton and 26:04 in Tuesday’s overtime loss in Calgary. Coach Dan Bylsma said over the summer he was hoping to cut back on some of Ristolainen’s minutes this season. Bylsma laughed when reminded about that Wednesday and admitted it’s been no dice in that area so far.’

Quick Hits: Canucks 2, Sabres 1   

Buffalo News:

‘The Sabres fell to 1-2-1 overall and finished 1-1-1 on their sojourn through Western Canada. Still, that equals the most points they’ve had in these parts since they posted the same record in 1998-99.’

Former Sabre Matt Ellis happy in retirement, excited for future   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“There were days if you would’ve asked me I would’ve said, ‘You know what? This is it. I’m done,’” Ellis said. “There are other days I would’ve told you, ‘I love the game. I want to continue grinding it out.’”’

Friday's Vancouver Coverage

Don’t look now, but the Canucks are on a roll (Vancouver Province)
The NHL is divided into two camps this season (Vancouver Province)
Canucks Post Game (Vancouver Province)
The Best Thing: Jannik Hansen gives the Canucks their first lead of the year (Vancouver Sun)
Canucks’ record is perfect, so don’t sweat the rest (Vancouver Sun)
Canucks Replay (Vancouver Sun)
Photo gallery (

No Comeback Required: Surprising Canucks stay perfect, down Sabres 2-1   


‘”It may be my fault,” said Buffalo head coach Dan Bylsma. “I happened to see the number before going out for the third period. They were at zero and we were at 100 per cent and they get the power-play goal.’