Hodgson will try to make up for mistake

‘“The only thing we want to see is give us your effort,” Nolan said. “If your effort’s OK, it has nothing to do with production, nothing to do with stats. It just has something to do with your effort. If your effort’s there, you’re going to play. If not …”‘

Sabres players warm to HarborCenter ice

‘“This place is pretty unbelievable,” right wing Patrick Kaleta said. “To have that in our backyard is something special and an asset to us a team and us as a community.”’

Sabres’ Marcus Foligno scoring goals, feels career surging

‘“I just want to continue trying to get the puck in the net and playing that physical style.”’

Team impressed with HarborCenter

‘“It’s beautiful,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said inside HarborCenter. “It’s a great facility for us to have.”’

Sabres’ Neuvirth frustrated by his play in loss to Jets

‘“I expect a little better from myself than I showed,” said Neuvirth. “All around. Rebounds. I had a really tough time finding the puck. They did a great job. They have big bodies in front and especially on the power play, I was struggling to see the puck.”’

Forget Connor McDavid dream and enjoy Sabres’ turnaround

‘On defense, Ristolainen and Zadorov can make you throw sponge pucks at the TV set with some of the mistakes they make. But they’re stuffed with talent like Santa’s sleigh is stuffed with toys and Buffalo’s coaches are wisely staying the course with them.’

Sabres return Grigorenko to AHL Rochester

‘Grigorenko was called up on Monday to fill in after Torrey Mitchell was hurt blocking a shot in a 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.’

Sabres reassign C Grigorenko

‘In Tuesday night’s 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, Grigorenko played 16:42 with one shot on goal.’

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks lose in D’Amigo’s debut (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Photo gallery (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Syracuse Crunch edges Rochester Amerks 3-2 to extend winning streak to seven games (Syracuse Post Standard)
Grigorenko returns to Rochester, Amerks fall 3-2 (WGR-AM)
Grigorenko’s progress shows Cassidy’s value to Sabres (WGR-AM)
Amerks drop 3-2 decision to Crunch (Amerks.com)
Blunden nets game winner, Crunch down Amerks, 3-2 (SyracuseCrunch.com)

Jets jump all over streaking Sabres

‘Cody Hodgson lost a faceoff and got beat down the ice on Michael Frolik’s back-breaking short-handed goal that put the Jets ahead for good, 2-1, at 11:35 of the second period. To that point, Hodgson had played just 4 minutes, 55 seconds in the game. He never saw the ice again.’

Grigorenko glad to be back; Adam traded

‘“I’ve never been that happy about anything,” Grigorenko said after skating for about 20 minutes in the early afternoon, a few hours before faceoff. “I was really excited. I’m still really excited and really happy to be here again.”’

Change of scenery

‘Adam, who often centered stars Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek, scored his 10th goal and 20th point in his 32nd game in 2011-12. He never recorded another point that season.’

Wednesday’s Winnipeg Coverage

Give Jets’ depleted ‘D’ an ‘A’ (Winnipeg Free Press)
Time to deal yourself in, Chevy (Winnipeg Free Press)
No Trouba? No trouble (Winnipeg Free Press)
Photo gallery (Winnipeg Free Press)
Jets thrash Sabres 5-1 (Winnipeg Sun)
Frolik delivers knockout punch in win over Sabres – again (Winnipeg Sun)
Winnipeg Jets suffer huge blow with loss of Jacob Trouba to injury (Winnipeg Sun)
Photo gallery (WinnipegJets.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)

Rick Jeanneret: ‘There were some dark times’

‘“I can tell you, there were some dark times. Anybody who’s been through it knows what I’m talking about. You’re sitting there wondering, ‘Is this working? Am I going through all this pain and everything only to be told at the end it didn’t work and you’re dying anyway?’ Whether you try to bar those thoughts from your mind, they’re there.”’

Mark Scheifele’s three-point night gives Jets a 5-1 win over Sabres

‘”Maybe not physically, but mentally,” Nolan said. “We just made a couple of crucial mistakes at bad times.”‘