Sabres’ Ristolainen hasn’t reported to camp just yet

‘The 21-year-old defenseman is a restricted free agent going into the 2016 season and is looking for a new deal. In 2015, Ristolainen had his best professional season with the Sabres — at least offensively. He finished with nine goals, 32 assists, and 41 points.’

Sabres Fall To Wild On Late Goal At Penn State

‘Evander Kane took a penalty with 32.2 seconds remaining in a 1-1 tie to give the Wild a 4-on-3 power play, and Jason Zucker took advantage with a one-time goal to earn the win for Minnesota with 4.6 seconds left on the clock.’

Sabres Return 6 To Junior Clubs

‘The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has returned forwards Vasily Glotov, Brandon Hagel and Cliff Pu, as well as defensemen Vojtech Budik, Austin Osmanski and Devante Stephens, to their respective junior clubs.’

After recovering from vision problem, Sabres’ Franson hopes to open some eyes

‘“Every time I’d turn I’d get lightheaded because my left eye was tracking a little slower than the right, so it was a very odd, very odd injury and tough to rehab,” Franson said in HarborCenter. “My rehab basically consisted of trying to retrain the muscles in my left eye to kind of speed back up with the way my right was going.”’

Sabres Notebook: Busy week with four preseason games; physical scrimmages

‘The Sabres have not announced their lineup, but the Wild is going with a youth-laden squad. Former Buffalo forward Chris Stewart and Charlie Coyle, Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba are among the few established players who will play for Minnesota. Alex Stalock, who came over from San Jose, is expected to start in net.’

Sabres’ arena complex makes impression

‘”Everything here is first class,” Buffalo defenseman Mac Bennett, who is new to the organization, said Sunday. “I was with Montreal the last two years, and I didn’t think it was going to get much better than that. They’ve definitely outdone Montreal with the facilities and the way we’re treated and on top of that everything we have at our disposal. It’s pretty cool to see.”‘

Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson used Russian job to jumpstart NHL career

‘“You know, it’s always a risk,” Nilsson, who was acquired July 2, said Friday after training camp opened inside HarborCenter. “But I felt … I was kind of going in the same footsteps. I felt I needed an environment to continue my development, so I felt it was the right way to go for me.”’

Penn State prepares to host its 1st NHL game at Pegula

‘Tickets are still available and prices have ranged from $25 for students up to $175 for the general public, according to Ticketmaster.com. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.’

Fit Robin Lehner ready to ‘perform better’

‘”It’s a big year for me personally, but I think it’s another big year for our team,” Lehner said. “It’s a season where we can start putting our mark in and do everything we can to try and make the playoffs and take our first step.”‘

Girgensons Eager To Prove He’s Back After Down Season

‘”Definitely a little bit more pressure to do better after a down year,” he said following practice on Sunday at HarborCenter. “You want to prove to everyone what you’re capable of and the last couple days, I’ve been going pretty hard. I’m trying to put everything out there and show I’m back.”‘

Lighter Lehner out to pull his weight with Sabres

‘“I’ve got to go out and perform,” Lehner said. “That’s what I expect out of myself. That’s what I expect out of my teammates. That’s what they expect out of me. It’s a result-based game, and we’ve got to go out and perform this year.”’

Moulson has a lot to prove; scrimmage results; shorter Muse stands tall

‘“I know this is a big camp, so it was a big summer for me,” he said. “I’m here to earn everything. I spent a lot of time with a trainer and a skating coach making sure my body is ready to go and be able to help this team. I think where I’m at physically right now is where I want to be.”’

Grant seeks return to NHL, and Wegmans, with Sabres

‘”I actually couldn’t tell you what happened,” he said. “Maybe the fresh start, maybe the new place? I’ve worked hard and I think I’ve matured and grown. I tried to shoot the puck a lot more (he averaged 4.58 shots a game, compared to 2.45 the season before in Binghamton).”‘

Sabres’ Matt Moulson determined to prove doubters wrong

‘“I think summer was about making sure I put in the work and believe in myself to get back to where I want to be. I think I’ve done that. I have a lot to prove.”’

Sabres’ Moulson says he’s put in the work

‘So where did it go south for Matt Moulson? He said, “I think maybe there was a bunch of different things, but I can’t think about that, it’s just making sure that I’m going to be in the best possible physical shape, mental shape, to make sure I’m here to help this team win.” Moulson added, “When I’m a bit leaner and a little bit lighter, I feel better on the ice.”’