Murray making forward progress for Sabres

‘“I have to look down the road when I feel we’re going to be a competitive team. Is he the No. 1 center on that team? He may not be. He may be this year, and next year he may be a No. 2 left winger. It depends on what we bring in here, depends how we surround him. That’s going to dictate how he fits.”’

Sabres made good deal on Ennis’ contract

‘“He’s a part of the team,” Murray said. “Is he a center, is he a winger? We’ve talked about that with his agent and where he fits. He fits somewhere on this team.”’

Development camp ends with competitive 3-on-3 tourney

‘“I think it’s the start of team building,” the Sabres’ GM said. “These guys will be together at certain points in the year and then some will play together…it’s the start of these guys creating relationships.”’

New deal shows Sabres’ long-term faith in Ennis

‘“Tyler wants to be a Buffalo Sabre,” Eustace King, Ennis’ agent, told The Buffalo News by phone Thursday from Los Angeles. “They were the team that took him in the first round. There were a handful of teams that considered him that year and Buffalo was the one that took him. You have to give them a lot of credit for believing in him.”’

The hits keep on coming from Compher

‘“I think that’s why Buffalo brought me in, to compete hard and do everything I can to win battles,” Compher said. “That’s what I’m trying to do in camp. Sometimes I get into it with guys, but it’s just hockey. It’s nothing personal.”’

Unknown Sabres prospect Maxwell Willman impressing at development camp

‘“He’s a guy that has really probably surprised me more than anyone here at camp,” Cassidy said.’

Sabres show their faith in Ennis

‘“I truly believe Tyler’s a 25- to 30-goal scorer in the NHL,” Eustace King, Ennis’ agent, said by phone. “I believe he’ll be a 70-point plus guy at some point in the NHL, and I think he’s a young man that’s always been told he couldn’t do it. There’s been a lot of doubters. He’s always had to push on and prove guys differently.’

Sabres not clear for 2015 lottery yet

‘The final piece to the puzzle is the 2015 draft, which features at least one generational forward talent (Connor McDavid) and possible a second (Jack Eichel). The Sabres own three first-round draft picks (BUF, NYI and STL) in what is being called the deepest draft in years, and under the NHL’s current system, a last-place finish guarantees Buffalo would get one of the two with their own pick.’

Sabres re-sign C Ennis to 5-year $23 million deal

‘Ennis will make $7.3 million this season, $4.75 million in 2015-16, and $3.65 million in each of the final three seasons of the contract, one of the people said.’

Sabres sign Ennis to multi-year deal

‘Ennis led the Sabres last season with a career-high 21 goals and was the second-leading scorer with 43 points in 80 games. He has ranked among the team’s top five in scoring each of the past four seasons.’

Sabres sign Ennis to 5-year deal

‘Ennis has 69 goals and 166 points in 267 games since being the 26th overall pick in 2008. He had 20 goals and a career-high 49 points as a rookie in 2010-11.’

Sabres make Ennis signing official

‘The Sabres have signed forward Tyler Ennis to a 5 year/$23-million contract.’

Sabres Reinhart misses practice

‘Sam Reinhart was given a “maintenance” day and did not practice. He’s been hit very hard throughout this camp by Zemgus Girgensons and Jordan Samuels-Thomas.’

Sabres sign Ennis to multi-year contract

‘In 2013-14, Ennis led the Sabres with a career-high 21 goals and ranked second on the team in total points, with 43 (21+23) in 80 games played. Ennis recorded his first 20-goal season in 2010-11, when he tallied a career-high 49 points (20+29) in 82 games.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Justin Kea will work hard (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Ristolainen working to be ”fasrer, stronger, better” next season (Amerks.com)