Sunday’s Casey Fitzgerald Coverage

Former Malden Catholic stars Matt Filipe, Casey Fitzgerald drafted (Boston Herald)
Buffalo selects Fitzgerald in 2016 NHL entry draft (

Sunday’s Vojtech Budik Coverage

Buffalo Bound (Prince Albert Daily Herald)
Vojtech Budik Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 2016 NHL Draft (

Florida Panthers trade for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk

‘In Pysyk, the Panthers are adding a puck-moving defenseman who was liked by the analytics community but never seemed to mesh with Sabres management.’

Panthers swap defensemen, trading Dmitry Kulikov to Sabres for Mark Pysyk on second day of draft

‘Kulikov, 25, was drafted by the Panthers with the 14th overall pick in 2009, and played seven seasons. He came into his own last year as he cut down on his turnovers and finished with a career-best plus-8 to go with one goal and 16 assists in 74 games. He was the last player remaining from the 2009-10 season or before then general manager Dale Tallon joined the franchise.’

Florida Panthers Acquire Mark Pysyk and 2016 Second Round Pick and Third Round Pick from Buffalo

‘Pysyk was originally selected by Buffalo in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.’

Breaking down Matthews vs. Eichel piece by piece

‘Both players have great heart and show it in completely different ways. Where Auston will show it in more of a high energy game, in Eichs you don’t see it as much because he picks his spots more. But, at the end of the game, they’re both emotionally drained. They’ve poured it all out for their teammates.’

It’s Buffalo turn to end the sports agony

‘Like the Bills, the Sabres have their own franchise crown jewel of disappointment, the “Skate in the Crease’’ ruling (or non-ruling) that didn’t go their way in Game 6 of the ’99 Cup Final.’

Sabres acquire defenseman Kulikov in trade with Panthers

‘Entering his eighth NHL season, Kulikov adds experienced depth to Buffalo’s young group of defensemen. And he has a left-handed shot, something Murray said was among his key offseason needs.’

Sabres acquire D Kulikov from Panthers

‘Kulikov, 25, is signed for one more season with a salary cap charge of $4.33 million. He can become an unrestricted free agent following the 2016-17 season.’

Sabres select Rasmus Asplund with 33rd pick

‘Asplund says he will play one more year in Sweden before making his decision on coming over to North America.’

Sabres Select Cliff Pu with 69th Overall

‘Pu, the right handed centerman had 31 points in 63 regular season games for London last season but heated up in the playoffs posting 13 points in 18 games.’

Sabres Take Casey Fitzgerald with 86th Pick

‘The Sabres continued their second round action selecting Boston College d-man Casey Fitzgerald. In 2015-2016 for the Eagles, Fitzgerald scored 27 points in 39 games.’

Sabres take Defense Back-to-Back

‘With the 129th pick, the Sabres selected Swedish defenseman Philip Nyberg. Nyberg, a 6’3″ 19 year old will be attending the University of Wisconsin next season.’

Sabres Select Brett Murray with 99th Pick

‘Murray, the 6’4″ 216 pound winger will also be attending Penn State in 2017-2018 to play for the Nitanny Lions.’

Sabres Select Brandon Hagel 159th Overall

‘Hagel had 47 points in 72 games for the Rebels as a 17 year-old after two short stays with the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL.’