Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth thriving with increased workload

‘“I’ve only been playing 20-plus games all my years here,” Enroth said Friday inside HarborCenter. “So it’s definitely a lot higher pace with games. That’s what we work for. I’m enjoying it.”’

Sabres prepare for Avs on Saturday

‘“I think our efforts on the road as of late have been just as good as they are it home,” defenseman Tyler Myers said after practice Friday at HARBORCENTER. “It looks good because we have more home games and we’re winning more. We’re going to have more road games coming up and we’re going to have to bring the same effort.”’

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 regroup with 1st practice at HarborCenter

‘“We had a lot of games and you can see how fresh the guys are after just one day off,” Nolan said. “I’m a big believer in rest and recovery so that you have more energy to play. Three days rest is perfect this time of year.”’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Mumps a major concern in hockey’s top minor league (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

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 (
Blunden nets game winner, Crunch down Amerks, 3-2 (

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.”’