The Sabres Report - October 24, 2016

Sabres' new coaches ready to build winning relationships   

Buffalo News:

‘“We’ve got a bunch of young guys, and we’re trying to find ourselves, find our way, find our team, find who we are,” Ward said after practice in KeyBank Center. “We’re a work in progress, but it’s been a blast. I’m kind of just in hockey heaven.”’

Reinhart to center; Nelson gets work   

Buffalo News:

‘“Sam needs to get a little bit more feet moving, a little bit more speed to his game,” Bylsma said. “He’s made some great plays for us early on … but we need to get more out of Sam, moving his feet more, playing a little bit faster, a little bit quicker and providing a little bit more offense for our team.”’

Sabres’ Matt Moulson off to hot start   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Moulson scored two goals in the first two contests, as many as he had during a wretched 63-game stretch last season.’

Sabres recall Hudson Fasching, Casey Nelson; Top line changed   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“I felt like I got a little more confidence back, a little more jump in my step, a little more calm even today,” said Nelson, who has played 10 pro games since leaving college in March.’

Sabres recall F Fasching, D Nelson   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Both players join the team after being assigned to Rochester on Oct. 21.’

Sabres moving Reinhart to center   


‘Starting with the overtime goal in Calgary, Reinhart has been turning the puck over a lot. Bylsma said, “We have six goals in one game and four in the other three games. Sam needs to get a little bit more of the feet moving, a little bit more speed to his game. He made some great plays early on, but we need to get more out of Sam in providing a little bit more offense for our team.”’

Sabres bring back two   


‘Fasching scored one goal in the two games, while Nelson scored one goal and was busy shooting getting six on net.’

Fasching, Nelson hope to benefit from AHL experience

‘”You can tell it’s a little different game,” Nelson said of his experience in the AHL. “I mean just totally different. I’d say it’s a little sloppier but I feel like guys are still moving at a pretty good pace. Some really good players out there and I’m glad we could just put some minutes in there. I definitely felt the game there.”‘

Sabres recall Fasching, Nelson

‘Both players join the team after being assigned to Rochester on Oct. 21. In two games for the Amerks, Fasching (6’2″, 209 lbs., 7/58/1995) recorded one goal and a plus-1 rating. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native has two points (1+1) in nine career NHL games for the Sabres.’

Monday's Rochester Coverage

Amerks Announce Additonal Roster Moves (

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.’