Sabres sign Ennis to 5-year deal

‘Ennis has 69 goals and 166 points in 267 games since being the 26th overall pick in 2008. He had 20 goals and a career-high 49 points as a rookie in 2010-11.’

Sabres make Ennis signing official

‘The Sabres have signed forward Tyler Ennis to a 5 year/$23-million contract.’

Sabres Reinhart misses practice

‘Sam Reinhart was given a “maintenance” day and did not practice. He’s been hit very hard throughout this camp by Zemgus Girgensons and Jordan Samuels-Thomas.’

Sabres sign Ennis to multi-year contract

‘In 2013-14, Ennis led the Sabres with a career-high 21 goals and ranked second on the team in total points, with 43 (21+23) in 80 games played. Ennis recorded his first 20-goal season in 2010-11, when he tallied a career-high 49 points (20+29) in 82 games.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Justin Kea will work hard (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Ristolainen working to be ”fasrer, stronger, better” next season (Amerks.com)

Sabres’ local prospects weather the changes

‘“This year I have a lot more confidence,” Bailey said. “I’ve been here working out since April now, so I’m comfortable with the training staff and the workouts. Nothing’s new to me. I feel like I can have more of an impact.”’

Sabres’ Samuels-Thomas ready to be the heavy

‘“I wouldn’t say points are my game by any means,” he said. “I think I played a strong, power-foward role (at Quinnipiac) and I think in the NHL you need players like that who are going to go to the hard areas, and get pucks to the net, and be hard to play against. That’s kind of what I pride myself on.”’

Leaving Kings wasn’t hard for Fasching

‘Fasching called the Sabres “an up and coming organization.” Seven first-round picks are in camp. He thinks the prospects have the work ethic to compliment their skills.“That’s really encouraging to see,” he said. “A lot of times you see guys that get drafted in the first round. They’re like, ‘Oh, I’m a first-rounder now. I don’t have to work.’ But there’s first-rounders, second-rounders out there that are working hard.”’

Sabres re-sign D Ruhwedel to 2-year contract

‘He’s shown signs of being a dependable two-way defenseman and has an opportunity to make the Sabres’ lineup this season.’

AP Source: Sabres reach deal to re-sign C Ennis

‘A person familiar with the agreement confirmed to The Associated Press early Thursday that the Sabres have reached a deal to re-sign Ennis to a five-year contract worth about $23 million.’

Sabres sign Ruhwedel to 2-year contract

‘Ruhwedel (5/7/90, 5’11″, 181 lbs) has played in 28 games for the Sabres since signing an entry-level contract with the club in April 2013. While playing for the Rochester Americans in 2013-14, Ruhwedel notched 28 points (4+24) in 47 regular-season games, which ranked him second among the team’s defensemen. He also appeared in five playoff games and recorded five points (2+3), which was second-most on the team.’

Grigorenko brings new attitude

‘“That’s probably what I need the most, just being more explosive and faster on the ice,” he said. “I felt pretty good on the ice these first few practices, felt pretty confident in the battles and pretty strong too.”’

Zadorov stands out with physical play

‘Zadorov is confident he’s ready to contribute at the NHL level. However, with the signings of Josh Gorges and Andrej Meszaros, the emergence of Jake McCabe, Rasmus Ristolainen and Mark Pysyk, and the presence of Tyler Myers and Mike Weber, that might not be possible.’

Sabres see a more mature Grigorenko

‘“Go out, just want the puck,” he said. “Go and win every single battle, just want the puck. I guess I’m an offensive player. So I need to score goals, just bring that offense. If I don’t score goals and don’t have points, I guess no one needs me on the team.”’

Sabres rookies scrimmage in front of a big crowd

‘There have to be more than 10-thousand people in attendance tonight and of course they’re here to see number one pick Sam Reinhart. On his first shift he made a nice play in own zone corner on Jordan Samuels-Thomas to get puck up to Zadorov and out. He then shielded the puck at blue line and found Zadorov at the point. A few minutes later Reinhart made a no look pass to Brendan Lemieux as the crowd responded.’