Sabres’ Gorges out for season

‘Gorges, 30, has not played since Feb. 10 against the Ottawa Senators. He has six assists and a minus-28 reating in 46 games this season.’

Neuvirth Not Enough; Sabres Fall to Nashville 2-1 in SO

‘After nearly 40 minutes of scoreless hockey, the Sabres found the net first despite being outshot 26-7. After taking a nifty backhand pass from Zemgus Girgensons, Tyler Ennis cut in on Carter Hutton and swept the puck around the goaltender for the 1-0 Buffalo lead.’

Sabres Fall Just Short Against Nashville

‘”[Neuvirth] has been fantastic, he’s been keeping us in it,” said Ennis. “He’s such a good goalie.”‘

Sabres’ Zadorov out for team reasons. Gorges out for the year

‘When asked if it was just for one game Nolan said, “We’ll see, right now it’s for team reasons and we’ll deal with that as we go.” Nolan added, “It’s tough, it’s tough on the team overall.”’

Sabres call up two

‘Pysyk joins the Sabres for his third recall of the season. He has played in four games with Buffalo in 2014-15, scoring a goal in the team’s game at Ottawa on Dec. 29. In parts of three seasons with the Sabres, Pysyk has played in 67 games and recorded 13 points (3+10). With Rochester this season, Pysyk has appeared in 50 games and contributed 16 points (3+13).’

Santorelli, Franson help Predators top Sabres

‘Nashville outshot Buffalo 38-17.’

Sabres take league-leading Predators to shootout

‘“We were so close to winning the hockey game and beat the best team in the League, but we took way too many penalties and they got one lucky bounce,” goaltender Michal Neuvirth said. “It’s tough to swallow but it’s definitely nice to get a point against a team like that.”’

Pysyk and McCabe recalled from Rochester

‘McCabe (6’0”, 195 lbs., 10/12/93) joins the Sabres for his second career recall and his first recall of the 2014-15 season. In 49 games with Rochester this season, McCabe has led all AHL rookie defensemen with 25 points (4+21), including 10 in his last 11 games.’

Sabres looking for help on defense

‘Zadorov will miss at least Sunday’s game due to “team reasons.” “It’s just part of the growing process. But this one here, we’ll just have to deal with him,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “He’s a 19 years old. Sometimes you’re mature in certain things, sometimes you’re not. Unfortunately, we’ll have to deal with him. It’s what we’re dealing with. It’s tough. It’s tough on the team overall. But like I said, I’d rather not discuss it publicly.”

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Ruhwedel apt to wonder ‘Why not me?’ (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Syracuse Crunch sweeps weekend, moves into AHL points lead with 4-3 win at Rochester (Syracuse Post Standard)
Amerks’ comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to Crunch (
Amerks sign defensemen Nick Tuzzolino to PTO (
Syracuse atop AHL after 4-3 win in Rochester (

A clean slate for Kane

‘“I know the type of player and type of guy I am,” Kane said. “The people that are around me and manage me, they know that as well. That’s what matters the most.”‘

There can be a fine line between risk and reward

‘We might find out Reinhart will be the one better suited to have a winger creating a lot of the action around him. That kind of talk is what makes this trade interesting. The Sabres gave up a ton – four current or future No. 1 draft picks – to get Kane, and he needs to produce a lot and make others around him better from Shift One.’

Evander Kane happy to be with Sabres: ‘I’m definitely excited to have a fresh start’

‘“Being a Winnipeg Jet was something that everybody knew who you were,” he said. “They always wanted to talk to you, which is great, and that was definitely one of the things you enjoy. But negative things can take a toll a little bit.”’

Kane says trade was ‘maybe … overdue’

‘“I think that’s what it was, just speculation. I’m not really going to get into the details of what happened. Was I wearing a track suit? No. But it’s something tends to get blown out of proportion, especially playing in a Canadian market,” said Kane, who had 10 goals and 22 points in 37 games this season for the Jets. “There’s been numerous things that have happened in the past that are completely false. So we’ll leave it at that.”’

Former hockey player Val James, raised in Hauppauge, writes about his experiences with racism

‘”I don’t think Val had been exposed to much racism on Long Island,” said Martinelli, now a hockey teaching pro. “To go through what he had to go through to play hockey, it’s really a story of persistence. Not too many people could have done that.”‘