The Sabres Report - July 29, 2014

Brassard invited to Sabres camp   

Ottawa Citizen:

‘Brassard, well known to Sabres GM Tim Murray, the ex-Senators AGM, was drafted by Ottawa in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.’

The Sabres Report - July 28, 2014

Adam signs two-way deal to stay with Sabres organization   

Buffalo News:

‘dam, 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, has played mainly center with the organization since he was drafted 44th overall in 2008.’

Sabres re-sign F Luke Adam to 1-year contract   


‘Adam was a restricted free agent after being tendered a contract offer by the team last month.’

Sabres re-sign Adam   

The Sports Network:

‘The 24-year-old native of Newfoundland has picked up 15 goals and 11 assists in 87 career NHL games over parts of four seasons.’

Sabres sign F Adam   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Adam has spent parts of four seasons with the Sabres since the team drafted him in the second round in 2008.’

Sabres re-sign Adam

‘In 2013-14, Adam led the Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in goals and ranked second on the team in overall points with 49 (29+20) in 59 games played. His 29 goals tied his career high, which he set in 2010-11 with the Portland Pirates (AHL), and was tied for eighth-most goals in the AHL.’

The Sabres Report - July 25, 2014

Blunt Sabres try to regain their edge   

Detroit Free Press:

‘It’s risky to look to young talent and count on a promising future, but the Sabres seem to have added a good mix of veteran leaders to help develop their youngsters as Buffalo fans bide time.’

The Sabres Report - July 24, 2014

Sabres prospect J.T. Compher earning notice by agitating opponents   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“I just think anything you can do on the ice or get a team off their game or win the game yourself, every little bit helps,” Compher said. “I’m obviously not as skilled as Mikhail Grigorenko, but if I can play against and get a hit on him, get in his face a little bit, hopefully he thinks of me a little bit when he’s playing and I can get him off his game a little bit.”’

Sabres sign free-agent Andre Benoit to 1-year deal   


‘The Sabres have plenty established depth at defense, making Benoit a candidate to spend time with Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester.’

Sabres sign D Benoit   

The Sports Network:

‘Benoit played in 79 regular-season games with the Colorado Avalanche last season, totaling a career-high 28 points with seven goals and 21 assists.’

Sabres sign D Benoit   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Prior to being signed by Colorado in July 2013, the 30-year-old Benoit played parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators. In 120 career NHL games, Benoit has registered 39 points (10 goals, 29 assists) and 40 penalty minutes.’

Sabres sign Benoit to 1-year deal

‘Benoit (1/6/84, 5’11″, 191 lbs) played with the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14, appearing in 79 regular-season games and recording a career-high 28 points (7+21). He also played in seven playoff games with the Avalanche, recording an assist. Prior to being signed by Colorado in July 2013, Benoit played parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators. In 120 career NHL games, Benoit has registered 39 points (10+29) and 40 penalty minutes.’

Previewing the East: Buffalo

‘The signings should make the Sabres more competitive in the upcoming season. But more importantly, the addition of veteran leaders like Moulson, Gionta and Gorges should help with the development of younger Sabres players, most notably this year’s second overall draft pick Sam Reinhart, as he transitions from juniors to the NHL.’

The Sabres Report - July 23, 2014

Sabres sign d Benoit to one-year, $800k deal   


‘Benoit, 30, scored seven goals and added 21 assists in 79 games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14.’

Sabres' Ennis delighted with new deal   

Olean Times Herald:

‘ “I think I’m ready to take that step and be that leader, take charge and elevate my game,” Ennis said. “I’m due for a big season. There’s been so much change in the last few years. It’s nice to be stable and have that direction.”’