The Sabres crown a champion as Development Camp ends

‘In their first game, White beat the Blue 2-1 in a shootout. Autio, who is a Penn State senior scored with Asplund getting the shootout goal.’

Reinhart will have to wait for a new contract

‘“Our conversations with Jack and the group have gone extremely well, we’ll continue those throughout the summer here and see if we can find a common ground because from our standpoint, we certainly want to get something done and from everything that we’ve heard from Jack and his agents, they want to get something done too.”’

Botterill & Housley pleased after their first Sabres development camp

‘After the final on-ice session, both Botterill and Housley addressed the media, reminding reporters that it’s very tough to gauge a player’s performance in a setting like development camp. There are so many variables involved, making this week more about growth off the ice and in the locker room, rather than on the ice.’

Mittelstadt dazzles at fourth & final day of Sabres development camp

‘”We had a really good team, we had a lot of fun,” Mittelstadt said at the conclusion of development camp. “We got to play with some pace and that’s when I play at my best, so yeah, it was definitely really fun.”‘

Gionta wants to return to Sabres but “it doesn’t look likely right now.”

‘“The hope is always there, but it doesn’t look likely right now and that’s for sure disappointing,” he told WHAM 13’s Toby Motyka Tuesday morning.’

Sabres want to sign Jack Eichel to contract extension

‘”Our conversations with Jack have gone extremely well,” Botterill said. “We’ll continue those throughout the summer here … and see if we can find a common ground, because from our standpoint we certainly want to get something done and the only thing we’ve heard from Jack and his agents is they want to get something done too.”‘

Mittelstadt, Asplund steal the show at French Connection Tournament

‘”I think everyone wants to come out and play well,” Mittelstadt said. “But I think it’s important to come out and take everything in, try to develop to become a better player, take things home with you that you need to work on. I definitely found some things that I need to work on but I think I did well.”‘

Botterill talks contracts; Housley updates on coaching staff

‘Lehner and Beaulieu have arbitration hearings set for July 27 and Aug. 4, respectively. Botterill remained optimistic that a deal will get done with Lehner prior to that date (Lehner is represented by Craig Oster, who also represents Larsson).’

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Will Borgen keeps showing steady hand on blueline

‘”School is the No. 1 priority for me right now,” Borgen said Monday in HarborCenter. “Try to get a degree because you can’t play hockey forever. That’s my mom’s theory.”‘

Goalies Luukkonen, Johansson unfazed by 3-on-3 tournament changes

‘“You have to be ready all the time for the breakaways and 2-on-1s or even 3-on-1s,” Luukkonen said. “It’s gonna be fun. There’s gonna be a lot of hard situations, so I’m looking forward to it.”’

Sabres Notebook: WNYer wants to show skill, camp’s first injury, Amerks opener & more

‘”I’m a much better player than when I finished my last season…right this summer I’m working on my offensive ability and awareness and making plays,” Osmanski said Monday after the second camp session. “I like to say I’m pretty good defensively, so I’m trying to bring something to the table on both ends of the ice.”‘

It’s official: Lindy Ruff back on the bench as assistant with Rangers

‘Ruff, 59, will be working under Alain Vigneault and will be serving as an NHL assistant for the first time since he left the Florida Panthers following the 1996-97 season to become the head man in Buffalo.’

Pierre Turgeon to make NHL coaching debut as assistant with Kings

‘Former Sabres center Pierre Turgeon, drafted No. 1 overall by the team in 1987, has been named an assistant coach by the Los Angeles Kings. Turgeon, 47, will be making his NHL coaching debut.’

Sabres prospect Sean Malone healthy, ready for pro hockey

‘“It’d be a surprise for any kid coming from college to make that jump right away,” Malone said of going from Harvard to the Sabres so quickly.. “I just treated it like another game. … I adjusted pretty well to the speed. … It happened so quick for me, before I knew it, it was just gone. It was fun.”’