Sabres trade Luke Adam to Columbus

‘The former second-round pick’s lack of development in his overall game and skating may have kept him from getting another full-time shot, but it was not his attitude as some suggested. After his first season, there was a distinct change in his approach, acting much more positively about his situation and focusing on playing well for Rochester.’

Jets, without Trouba, rally to defeat Sabres

‘The game started to shift for the Sabres late in the first period. Buffalo had a 5-on-3 power play for 1:50 late in the first.’

Winnipeg snaps Sabres’ 4-game winning streak

‘“That power play, even before we scored, I think it gave us momentum and that’s what you’re looking for,” Sabres captain Brian Gionta said. “We had them hemmed in there, had some good chances, turned the tide a bit and then we just made mistakes. We hurt ourselves tonight, whether it’s odd-man rushes, giveaways that lead to those chances. We hurt ourselves.”’

Sabres acquire D’Amigo from Blue Jackets for Adam

‘“We feel that this was a good deal that gave both teams a player they were looking for,” said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “Jerry brings a tremendous work ethic to our organization and we know he’ll have an immediate impact with the Amerks. Luke has been a steady force for our clubs since he was drafted in 2008 and we wish him luck as he joins the Blue Jackets’ organization.”’

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks trade Luke Adam for Jerry D’Amigo (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Amerks sign defenseman Matt Pelech to PTO (

Tuesday’s Winnipeg Coverage

Tonight: Sabres at Jets (Winnipeg Free Press)
Sabres-Jets Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (13-16-2) at Winnipeg Jets (15-10-6) (The Sports Network)
Sabres visit Jets in search of fifth straight win (

Sabres ride a roller-coaster high

‘The memories of Buffalo’s 3-13-2 start are getting fuzzier by the day. The Sabres are 10-3 since Nov. 14, and they’re closer to a playoff spot than the cellar. Buffalo, which is 22nd overall, is just four points away from an Eastern Conference wild-card position and nine points up on last-place Edmonton.’

Confident Foligno firing on all cylinders

‘“The biggest thing for myself, it’s to work hard for the players who are with me on the ice and I’ve been obviously getting some good passes,” Foligno said. “I think the whole team is just complementing each other really well. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing with. We jumble the lines around and there’s still chemistry out there.“’

Mikhail Grigorenko joins Buffalo Sabres

‘Grigorenko is not necessarily on recall yet. The move is more of a precaution because the Sabres play at Winnipeg on Tuesday night.’

Sabres rally again, beat Senators in shootout

‘In one month, the Sabres have morphed from a hapless team destined to finish last again into a legitimate playoff contender.’

Tyler Ennis starting to earn national attention

‘One goal and five points during the three straight home wins just earned Ennis the NHL’s first star for the week ending Dec. 14.’

Tuesday’s Ottawa Coverage

A first for Lazar but another loss for the Ottawa Senators (Ottawa Citizen)
Pageau’s patience pays off with promotion to Senators (Ottawa Citizen)
Photo gallery (Ottawa Citizen)
Lazar scores first goal, but Ottawa Senators lose (Ottawa Sun)
Pageau earned callup to Ottawa Senators (Ottawa Sun)
Lazar brand finally in defeat … (Le Droit)
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Moulson scores in SO to lift Sabres past Senators

‘Moulson, Marcus Foligno and Rasmus Ristolainen also scored in regulation for Buffalo, which improved to 10-3 since starting the season 3-13-2.’

Buffalo 5, Ottawa 4 (SO)

‘”This group of guys is starting to believe in themselves,” Sabres head coach Ted Nolan said. “We were down and found a way to fight back.”‘

Sabres recall F Grigorenko

‘The 20-year-old Russian has tallied seven goals and 12 assists in 27 games this season for Rochester.’