Sabres sign D’Amigo to 2-way contract

‘D’Amigo (5’11”, 208 lbs., 2/19/1991) made his Sabres debut last season, logging nine NHL games in March after begin recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL). The Binghamton, New York native split the 2014-15 AHL season between the Americans and the Springfield Falcons, logging 26 points (9+17) in 59 AHL games during his fifth professional season.’

Sabres still rebuilding, but there’s potential with Eichel

‘The Sabres have finished last in the NHL the past two seasons. In 2014-15, they had 54 points, 44 fewer than the second wild-card team. It’s difficult to think the Sabres make that much of a standings jump in one season, but they’ve got the potential to be really good within a couple of seasons.’

Kaleta looks to stay in the game

‘It’s not totally shocking that teams haven’t lined up for Kaleta given his reputation in the league office. Buffalo fans see energy, but others see dirty. Add his injuries, and teams are reluctant to sign him. He celebrated his 29th birthday last month. Perhaps general managers fear his body is worn down and not worth the risk.’

Buffalo Sabres re-sign Johan Larsson to 1-year contract

‘Larsson, who turns 23 on Saturday, has an opportunity to become a regular contributor for the rebuilding Sabres this season.’

Sabres re-sign Larsson

‘Since being acquired by the Sabres in April 2013 from the Minnesota Wild, Larsson has totaled six goals and 14 assists in 67 games.’

Sabres sign F Larsson

‘A second-round draft pick by the Minnesota Wild in 2010, Larsson was traded to the Sabres in April 2013. He has 20 points and 31 penalty minutes in 67 career NHL games and 122 points in 164 AHL games.’

Sabres sign Larsson to 1-year deal

‘In 2014-15, Larsson (5’11”, 206 lbs., 7/25/1992) appeared in a career-high 39 NHL games and recorded 16 points (6+10) as a member of the Sabres. The Lau, Sweden native also played 44 games for the Rochester Americans (AHL), where he led all skaters in points per game by totaling 40 points (15+25) to go along with a team-best plus-12 rating.’

Swedish report: Larsson signs one-year deal with Sabres

‘Larsson didn’t see eye-to-eye with former coach Ted Nolan, publicly complaining about being put on the fourth line in Buffalo when he was returned to Rochester in January. That certainly didn’t sit well with Nolan, who essentially told Larsson to put his play where his mouth was and the 22-year-old did just that upon returning to the NHL a month later, posting 14 points over his final 19 games.’

Schaller, Leduc, Lieuwen sign qualifying offers

‘The Buffalo Sabres today announced forward Tim Schaller, defenseman Jerome Leduc and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen have signed their qualifying offers for the 2015-16 season.’

Issues of character weighed on sliding scale

‘Such inquiries could be directed toward Kim and Terry Pegula because they own both franchises, but that wouldn’t necessarily be fair. Yes, they signed off on contracts when Kromer and O’Reilly came aboard. But they leave personnel decisions to others in charge in their respective organizations. They should demand answers from others, starting with Ryan and Murray.’

Sabres prospect Devante Stephens comfortable in Buffalo

‘“The thing was he played beyond his years, I thought, and it was really tough to take him out,” Mallette said. “He basically had played himself into a position where we made room and actually moved a defenseman up to a forward because we had trust in him to play.’

Sabres lose out on Oduya, who’s next in line?

‘But without the Swedish defenseman, several current players on Buffalo’s depth chart will feel a sense of relief because there will be more opportunity. Included in that grouping is Carlo Colaiacovo, Jake McCabe, Matt Donovan, Chad Ruhwedel, and Mike Weber.’

Sabres, NHL can set standard with Ryan O’Reilly punishment

‘Make no mistake, Jack Eichel is the key to Sabres fans feeling like the future is bright, but the trade for O’Reilly put a cork in those who claimed the rebuild would take five-plus years. The move stuffed a sock in the mouth of anyone spouting that the playoffs in ’15-’16 were impossible.’

NHL could punish O’Reilly with fines and suspension

‘The league does not have a blanket policy of penalties for off-ice issues. Article 18-A of the collective bargaining agreement allows commissioner Gary Bettman to impose penalties for conduct “that is detrimental to or against the welfare of the League or the game of hockey.”’

Sabres tickets will cost more this season

‘Last year, there was just one Platinum game (a November contest against Toronto). This year there are two, the Oct. 8 season opener against Ottawa that is the expected debut of No. 2 overall pick Eichel and the Dec. 19 matinee against Stanley Cup champion Chicago. Ticket prices for those range from $84-$250 at the box office, a jump of $4-$10.’