Sabres’ Eichel returns, unlikely to be 100% for a while

‘“Talking to guys who have gone through it, it’s not going to be 100%, where you completely forget about it, or where it was before. You try to take care of it as best you can. You can notice it at all times, but it’s not something that restricts you.”’

Sabers need Eichel … healthy

‘”I notice it on occasion, to be honest, but it’s not something that bothers me. It’s just a discomfort you notice. It does not stop you from doing anything, but you know it’s there. I’ve talked to a lot of people, and even the doctors said it will slowly fade, but it will not happen in the first seven weeks or so. It’s going to be longer than that. I’m going to have to learn how to deal with it mentally … I just hope I can come back and have an impact on the team.”‘

Wednesday’s Ottawa Coverage

Sabres’ Eichel returns, unlikely to be 100% for a while (Ottawa Citizen)
Photo gallery (Ottawa Citizen)
Hoffman’s hat trick not enough as Senators win streak ends (Ottawa Sun)
Senators come out cold and pay for it (Ottawa Sun)
The Sabers win with the NHL’s worst attack (Le Droit)
Sabers need Eichel … healthy (Le Droit)
Senators’ Bobby Ryan aggravates hand injury vs. Sabres (Sportsnet)
Sabres’ Robin Lehner day-to-day with hip injury (Sportsnet)
Photo gallery (

Tuesday’s Ottawa Coverage

Eichel to make season debut when Sabres visit Senators (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Senators (
Game Day 5: Sens vs Sabres (

Saturday’s Washington Coverage

Grubauer and Capitals shut down the Sabres, 3-1 (Washington Post)
Capitals recall Paul Carey before Saturday’s game in Toronto (Washington Post)
Caps, Grubauer Celebrate Happy Birthday With Win Over Sabres (CSN Mid-Atlantic)
Connolly Has Begun Carving Out A Role With The Caps (CSN Mid-Atlantic)
Caps Recall Carey For Trip To Toronto (CSN Mid-Atlantic)
Grubauer Celebrates Birthday with Win Over Buffalo (
Capitals Recall Paul Carey from Hershey (
Photo gallery (

Friday’s Washington Coverage

Kuznetsov leads Capitals into battle with Sabres (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Capitals (
Caps Host Sabres to Close Homestand (

Thursday’s Detroit Coverage

Shootout win halts Red Wings’ 4-game skid (Detroit News)
Onsite practice rink will keep Wings up to speed (Detroit News)
Photo gallery (Detroit News)
Red Wings snap four-game skid with 2-1 shoot-out win in Buffalo (Detroit Free Press)
Photo gallery (Detroit Free Press)
Red Wings beat Sabres in shootout to snap four-game skid (Ann Arbor News)
Jimmy Howard once again the difference for Red Wings (Ann Arbor News)
Red Wings’ Thomas Vanek: Once they booed me I wanted to score even more (Ann Arbor News)
Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard: Feels like a lot of weight lifted off your shoulders (Ann Arbor News)
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Red Wings end skid with 2-1 shootout win over Sabres

‘”It’s frustrating being that close,” Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly said. “The issue is scoring goals. I thought throughout the lineup guys were playing very well tonight. It’s up top, it’s myself. I got to find a way to do something, to put one away.”‘

Wednesday’s Detroit Coverage

Red Wings vs. Sabres: Matchup of two worst teams in Atlantic Division (Ann Arbor News)
Sabres go for 3rd in row vs. Red Wings (AP)
Preview: Red Wings at Sabres (

Tuesday’s Calgary Coverage

Flames surrender trio of power-play counters in loss to Sabres (Calgary Sun)
Calgary Flames winger Garnet Hathaway getting an earful about first NHL goal (Calgary Sun)
Tkachuk collects two points in setback to Sabres (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks recall Brycen Martin from Elmira (

Monday’s Calgary Coverage

Game Day: Calgary Flames at Buffalo Sabres (Calgary Herald)
Flames-Sabres wrap up season series (AP)
Gameday #21: Calgary Flames at Buffalo Sabres (Sportsnet)
Preview – Flames @ Sabres (

Sunday’s Pittsburgh Coverage

Penguins fall to Buffalo, 2-1 (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Daley discovering defensive dimension to his game (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Penguins fall to Sabres in shootout (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Defensemen shooting to ‘create havoc’ (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Snap Shots: Sabres 2, Penguins 1 (SO) (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Saturday’s Pittsburgh Coverage

Crosby, Pens aim to continue winning ways vs. Sabres (AP)
Preview: Penguins at Sabres (
Game Preview: Pens-Sabres (

Friday’s Tampa Bay Coverage

Lightning tops Sabres (Tampa Bay Times)
It’s impossible not to feel bad for Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Times)
Assessing Lightning’s prospects with Stamkos out about 4 months (Tampa Bay Times)
Lightning have no choice but to push on without Stamkos (AP)
Lightning’s Stamkos out at least 4 months after knee surgery (The Sports Xchange)
Bolts Win 3rd Straight, 4-1 Over Sabres (WDAE-AM)
3 Things from a third straight road win (
Statement regarding Lightning captain Steven Stamkos (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)