Net results from Lehner, Ullmark have Sabres solid in goal

‘“We’ve obviously got really good goaltending or we probably would have been in the Colorado area in terms of points,” said left wing Evander Kane, referring to the dismal showing by the Avalanche, who at 48 points had 30 fewer than Buffalo.’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Dan Lambert fired as coach of Rochester Americans (Buffalo News)
As Sabres near coaching hire, Dan Lambert relieved of Amerks duties (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Sabres fire Amerks coach Dan Lambert (Olean Times Herald)
Sabres relieve Lambert as Amerks head coach (WGR-AM)
Dan Lambert relieved of duties as Amerks head coach (Amerks.com)

Sabres agree to one-year deal with Victor Antipin

‘The 5-foot-11, 179-pounder is expected to compete for a top-four role on the blue line. Antipin joins Jake McCabe, Josh Gorges, Justin Falk and prospect Brendan Guhle as the Sabres’ left-handed shots.’

Sabres agree to ECHL affiliation with Cincinnati Cyclones

‘“We’re excited to be able to partner with the Cyclones and fill an important part of our minor-league system,” said Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill. “The ECHL has proven to be a valuable training ground for prospects in the past, and we anticipate Cincinnati becoming an asset to our organization in terms of developing talent for the NHL and AHL levels.”’

Report: Changes coming to Sabres’ uniform

‘The NHL is switching manufacturers, from Reebok to Adidas, and SportsLogos.net reported Thursday that the sweaters of 12 teams will be altered. The Sabres are on the list.’

Sabres sign Victor Antipin to bolster defense

‘Antipin, a left-handed shot, has never played in North America. He terminated his contract with Metallurg Magnitogorsk earlier this month.’

Sabres sign ECHL affiliation agreement with Cincinnati

‘The Sabres had an ECHL affiliation agreement with the Elmira Jackals before the franchise folded earlier this year.’

Report: Sabres to make uniform changes next season

‘The Sabres have worn their current blue home jersey with the charging Buffalo and crossed swords since 2008-09, when it was unveiled as their third jersey during the four-year run of the wildly unpopular “slug” logo. The Sabres installed the blue charging Buffalo and a white road version as their main tops in 2010-11.’

Sabres sign defenseman Victor Antipin to 1-year deal

‘Antipin, a native of Kazakhstan who plays internationally for Russia, spent the past five seasons playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. He had six goals and 18 assists in 59 regular-season games last season.’

Sabres officially sign Antipin

‘In his five seasons in the KHL, Antipin scored 36 goals and registered 98 points in 266 regular season games. In 79 playoff games, Antipin has 17 goals and 37 points, and has won two Gagarin Cup Championships.’

Sabres have new ECHL affiliate in Cincinnati

‘The Cyclones made their return to the ECHL in the 2006-07 season, and have since served as affiliates for the Montréal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers. Cincinnati has been Kelly Cup champions twice (2008 and 2010) since their return to the ECHL, and have made the playoffs in eight of nine seasons.’

Sabres make it offical, sign Victor Antipin to one-year ELC

‘If the move doesn’t work out it shouldn’t hurt the Sabres long term, so who cares? With the crop of unrestricted free agents available on July 1 and the upcoming NHL draft class, the Sabres and new GM Jason Botterill needed to get a bit creative and taking a shot on Antipin makes a ton of sense.’

Bove: It’s time for the Sabres to lighten up

‘That being said, I’m a firm believer that the Sabres should revert back to the shade of blue we saw featured on their 40th-anniversary jerseys. Take the jerseys the Sabres have now, get rid of the silver lines and change the primary color from navy blue to royal blue. Gorgeous.’

Sabres sign defenseman Antipin

‘Antipin helped guide Magnitogorsk to two Gagarin Cup Championships (2013-14 and 2015-16) during his KHL career. His individual honors include a selection to the 2013 KHL All-Star Game, the Gentleman on Ice award in 2014-15, and a Golden Helmet in 2016-17, an award given to the members of the league’s post-season All-Star Team.’

What you need to know about Victor Antipin

‘”To me, he’s the type of player that this organization needs to find a way to bring more in,” Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said in an appearance on The Instigators on Tuesday. “We’ve got to improve our defense around here, got to improve the puck-moving ability of it, and I think it was a great job by Tim Murray and his staff to look at these different things.”‘