Sabres ink Nylander to entry level contract

‘”If you asked me, could I see him going back to junior? I guess there’s a scenario,” he said. “If you ask me could I see him playing wing with Jack (Eichel) and Sam (Reinhart), I think there is a scenario. Could be in the Ameri– there’s all kind of scenarios and he can fit into anyone of them. He’s just high in talent, high in skill and he’s going to be a very good NHL player, it’s just a matter of time.”‘

Sabres ink Nylander to entry-level deal

‘“We are extremely pleased to sign Alex to his entry-level deal,” said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “When we selected Alex, we obviously knew he was a talented, skilled player. We look forward to him coming to training camp and competing for a job.”’

Sabres add Ward, Nightingale to coaching staff

‘Ward joins the Sabres after spending the last 18 seasons as head coach of the Shattuck St. Mary’s Boys Prep team. Under Ward’s tutelage, the Boys Prep team captured nine USA Hockey National Championships and finished as runners-up once. Ward also served as the school’s director of hockey from 2004 to 2016, during which time the school won a total of 21 National Championships.’

Why improving performance can be as simple as A-B-Zzzzzzzzzz

‘“I think it’s something that you learn as you go along,” Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges said. “I think sometimes and I’m speaking for myself, when you’re young you think you’re invincible. You think ‘I’m 21 or 22. I’m going to enjoy the nightlife. I’m going to go out and have fun.’ And you kinda burn the candle at both ends. And as you go you realize there’s just no way to stay at this level and be good at this level if you’re doing that consistently.’

Meeting impresses Vesey, but he’ll still wait to sign

‘”It was a good meeting to get a feel for what the process is going to be like,” he said. “We’re going to Aug. 15 like I’ve said all along, but to talk to a GM and a coach is going to give me an idea what to expect. … They said to me they’re not trying to create a circus or anything like that and they’re going to leave me alone now. So I respected Buffalo throughout the whole thing.”‘

Sabres re-sign Marcus Foligno to 1-year deal

‘Very quietly, the Sabres are creeping toward the salary cap for the first time in years. Generalfanager.com projects the team at $9,687,978 under the $73 million cap.’

After solid rookie year and contract extension, Eau Claire’s McCabe appears part of Sabres future

‘“It’s one of those things where you really have to bring it every night, and I know it is expected of me now,” McCabe said. “I’ve found my role on the team, and your teammates are trusting you to play your role. It’s a give-and-take thing. If you’re not at your best, you still have to do things to help your team win.”’

Geiger back from Buffalo camp after signing with AHL affiliate

‘He selected the Sabres’ organization, primarily because of the potential ice time he can receive. “I felt I had a better opportunity with Rochester since they’re rebuilding at the back end,” he cited.’

Sabres re-sign restricted free agent Foligno for 1 year

‘Foligno has played five seasons in Buffalo after being drafted in the fourth round in 2009.’

Career season nets Sabres’ Foligno one-year deal

‘Financial terms were not disclosed for Foligno, who recorded personal bests in goals (10), points (23) and games played (75) last season.’

Sabres re-sign Foligno

‘Foligno, 24, just finished his fifth season with the Sabres organization. Last season, Foligno registered career-high totals in goals (10), and points (23) in 75 games played. Foligno got off to a slow start last season before finishing the season strong on a line with Johan Larsson and Brian Gionta.’

Sabres sign Buffalo native Foligno to one-year deal

‘With the addition of Kyle Okposo and the potential signing of Jimmy Vesey, the Sabres fill another forward spot in Foligno and look to take advantage on offense by the time October hits.’

Sabres, Foligno agree to one-year contract

‘Foligno (6’3”, 226 lbs., 8/10/1991), who recently completed his fifth season with the Sabres, posted career-highs in games played (75), goals (10) and points (23) during the 2015-16 campaign. The Buffalo native also tied his career-high with 13 assists last season and paced all Sabres forwards with a plus-4 rating.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks to host preseason game at HarborCenter (WGR-AM)
Amerks announce preseason games vs Binghamton Senators (Amerks.com)

10 takeaways from Sabres development camp

‘HarborCenter seems like the perfect size for this event in a year where the Sabres don’t have a top-three pick. The attendances weren’t enormous on normal practice days. Only half of the arena was accessible to fans, and even that side didn’t fill up. Everyone had a good view and it didn’t feel awkwardly empty like it would have at First Niagara Center. The only hitch each year will be the scrimmage, but the $20 price tag limited interest.’