Sabres, McCabe agree to three-year, $4.8 million contract

‘McCabe, a second-round pick in 2012, emerged as a top-four defenseman last season playing alongside Zach Bogosian. In 77 games, McCabe recorded four goals, 14 points and a team-best plus-6 rating.’

Sabres re-sign Williamsville’s Schneider to one-year deal

‘The Sabres acquired the 25-year-old in a minor-league blockbuster with Ottawa in February. He totaled 21 goals and 56 points in 73 games with Binghamton and Rochester.’

After two lame summers, Sabres ready to get more out of free agency

‘Aside from captain Brian Gionta, it can easily be argued that not one of Buffalo’s 12 other moves the past two years has worked out. Among the notables, Matt Moulson’s production has plummeted, Cody Franson had his worst year as a pro and Cody McCormick missed the season with blood clots. Andrej Meszaros and Andre Benoit were forgettable. Minor-leaguers Cal O’Reilly, Jason Akeson and Bobby Sanguinetti underperformed.’

Sabres announce development camp schedule, roster

‘On-ice workouts will be open to the public. Tickets will be required for the scrimmage at 1 p.m. July 9 and the three-on-three tournament, which be held at 9:15 a.m. July 12. Ticket information has not yet been provided.’

Stamkos’ return to Lightning was blessing to Sabres

‘Let me be clear: Stamkos did Buffalo a favor by taking himself off the market before the Sabres had a chance to make a major mistake. The last thing they needed was one grossly overpaid player mucking up their salary structure. He would have accounted for 13 percent of their maximum payroll and 60 percent of their current cap room.’

Steven Stamkos’ deal saved Sabres’ Tim Murray from himself

‘Paying Stamkos $11 million or $12 million a year would’ve put the Sabres up against the salary cap wall at a time when they need to get rising young defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen signed to a long-term deal. And in the not-to-distance future when their entry-level bargain rates expire, Eichel and Reinhart must get paid.’

Sabres won’t find elite talent in free agency

‘Yes, Okposo has been productive over the years. But is he worth a long-term contract worth the $7 million a season he is reportedly seeking, according to Newsday? The Isles refused to pay him.’

Reports: Sabres re-sign Jake McCabe to 3-year contract

‘The Wisconsin native played his first full NHL season in 2015-16, compiling four goals, 14 points, 51 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating in 77 games.’

Reports: Sabres want to trade Kane

‘According to former NHL player and current analyst Georges Laraque, General Manager Tim Murray has indicated to a player agent in the NHL that he would like to trade Kane.’

Sabres re-sign McCabe, Schneider

‘McCabe, 22, has been re-signed to a three-year deal worth a reported $4.8 million dollars. McCabe had just completed his first full season with the Sabres putting up four goals and 14 points in 77 games played. McCabe was a second round pick of the Sabres back in the 2012 NHL Draft, and made his NHL debut at the tail-end of the 2013-14 season after completing his junior season at the University of Wisconsin.’

Sabres announce development camp schedule and roster

‘Camp opens Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. with the first of two sessions that will last an hour and 15-minutes. The Blue & Gold Scrimmage will take place on Saturday July 9 beginning at 1 p.m., and the 3-on-3 tournament will close out the tournament on Tuesday July 12.’

10 under-the-radar free agents the Sabres could target

‘So the Buffalo Sabres aren’t getting Steven Stamkos. That not only means the Sabres will need to find solutions to improve their scoring, it also means they will have some cap space to spend. Last year, four Buffalo forwards scored 20 goals, but the next highest was Brian Gionta with 12 goals. The Sabres’ 6/7 defenseman spot is also unclear, depending on where the team sees Casey Nelson. There are several depth forward scorers and third-pair defensemen who could make a positive impact.’


‘A native of Williamsville, New York, Schneider (6’1”, 198 lbs., 8/26/1990) appeared in his first two NHL games in April 2016 with the Sabres. He finished the 2015-16 season leading all Rochester Americans (AHL) skaters with 56 points (21+35) in 73 games in 2015-16, including 14 points (4+10) in 19 games with the Americans after being acquired by the Sabres from the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 27.’


‘In his first full NHL season in 2015-16, McCabe (6’0”, 214 lbs., 10/12/1993) recorded 14 points (4+10) in 77 games and led all Sabres with a plus-6 rating. His average ice time of 19:07 per game ranked him 11th among all NHL rookies and his 14 points tied for eighth-most among rookie defensemen.’


‘On-ice camp sessions throughout the week will be open to the public and an intra-squad Blue & Gold Scrimmage will take place on Saturday, July 9 at 1 p.m. The French Connection Tournament, an intra-squad 3-on-3 tournament beginning at 9:15 a.m. will highlight the final day of camp on Tuesday, July 12. Ticket information for the Blue & Gold Scrimmage and the French Connection Tournament will be available at a later date.’