Sabres issue qualifying offers to seven, including Girgensons, Foligno

‘Foligno’s qualifying offer matches last season’s salary of $2.25 million. Ristolainen, McCabe and Nelson are entitled to 105 percent of last season’s $925,000 salaries, while Girgensons’ qualifying offer is 105 percent of his $832,500 contract. All but Nelson are expected to negotiate new deals rather than sign their qualifying offer.’

Two police reports detail accusations made against Evander Kane

‘That alleged incident occurred at 3:11 a.m. Friday on the first block of West Chippewa Street. Police say the section of law that Kane may have violated, depending on the outcome of their investigation, would fall under misdemeanor second-degree harassment.’

Mark Pysyk surprised by trade from Sabres to Panthers

‘There is, of course, disappointment in leaving so many close friends. The affable Pysyk, who always seems to be smiling, was popular in the dressing room with the Sabres’ young players and veterans.’

Reports: Sabres’ Kane involved in nightclub incident Friday

‘Buffalo police reports state that Kane was at Bottoms Up night club near the Chippewa area of Downtown Buffalo, when a woman was threatened by Kane inside the bar.’

Police reports outline complaints against Sabres’ Kane

‘According to the reports, one woman told police Kane threatened her inside the club and when outside, grabbed her throat. The second woman accused the 6-foot-2 Kane of trying to force her from the bar.’

Seven Sabres receive qualifying offers

‘Getting offers were Rasmus Ristolainen, Zemgus Girgensons, Marcus Foligno, Casey Nelson, Dan Catenacci, Jake McCabe and Jason Kasdorf.’

Police Release Redacted Report on Evander Kane Incident

‘The report states that a woman was threatened by Kane while inside Bottoms Up on Chippewa early Friday morning. The woman continued to allege that Kane grabbed her by the throat and tried to force her in to his car in the parking lot outside the bar.’

Big fish

‘Detroit may offer the clearest deck from a position standpoint. While the Leafs and Sabres have recently drafted their future number one centers, the Red Wings just watched Pavel Datsyuk head for Russia. They have been in the playoffs twenty five seasons in a row so it’s hard to say they’re not better off right now than Toronto and Buffalo. However, making the playoffs and being a Stanley Cup contender are not exactly the same thing. The past couple of seasons have seen the Red Wings continue their impressive streak of playoff appearances with little hope of actually winning it all. Does Stamkos going there in place of Datsyuk alter that or simply help them tread water for a few more years before they finally realize that a bottoming out is needed? That’s a question Stamkos needs to seriously sit with.’

Sabres extend qualifying offer to Ristolainen, six others

‘Buffalo did not offer RFAs Nathan Lieuwen, Colin Jacobs, Alexander Guptill, or Andrey Makarov qualifying offers. They are now set to become unrestricted free agents.’

Sabres qualify 7 restricted free agents

Forwards Daniel Catenacci, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Defensemen Jake McCabe, Casey Nelson, Rasmus Ristolainen, Goaltender Jason Kasdorf.

Steven Stamkos stakes heating up as NHL suitors begin feeling-out process

‘“Somebody else on your roster either has to pay the price or you have to walk away from other really good free agents,” he said. “You have to allocate your money. If you draft well and you draft players that can give you 2-2ø years under an entry-level system and he’s a real good player, that negates finding those $4 million guys that don’t allow you to pay $12 million to a certain player. You have to allocate the money, draft well, have entry-level guys.”’

Austin Osmanski’s selection by Sabres emotional

‘If Osmanski wants to make it to the NHL someday, he knows he must improve his skating. “If I can figure out the skating part, I think I’ll be in pretty good shape,” he said.’

The many angles of the Pysyk for Kulikov trade

‘It was not a surprise to the WGR staff that Pysyk was traded. Paul Hamilton had reported for months that not all of the Sabres’ brass were on board with Pysyk being a part of the long-term future. After Murray was hired, Pysyk was thrown in Rochester after playing top-pair minutes the previous season under Ron Rolston and Ted Nolan.’

Sabres thrilled with draft weekend accomplishments

‘“There’s excitement about building this team and where we’ve gone and what we’re doing,” coach Dan Bylsma said. “It gets me excited about what kind of team we can be next year.”’

Second time’s the charm for Fitzgerald

‘“I’m mad at Casey for stopping at the New Jersey table first,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma joked. “Tom and I were on the coaching staff together in Pittsburgh for a year, so I know Casey. More than anyone in the draft, I’ve seen him play quite a bit. I was excited to see Casey’s name go up. … He was a guy that was at New Jersey’s development camp last year and was one of their better players. I think it’s a good opportunity for us to scoop him up.”’