Sabres’ O’Reilly glad to have no distractions

‘“Throughout the year it was there and it was a little bit frustrating that it was taking so long and it would’ve been nice to have it over with earlier.”’

Sabres’ Jack Eichel skating in some fast company at World Cup

‘“It’s something all of us have been looking forward to for a while, “ Eichel said after more than two hours on the ice over two sessions. “It’s nice to get on the ice with everyone and see our skill come out and see how good we can be.”’

Girgensons’ new deal is a good fit

‘Girgensons is a first-line player on a bad team, a third-line player on a good team and a fourth-line guy on a contender. Until he proves otherwise, that’s how he should be paid.’

Sabres sign Girgensons to one-year deal

‘Girgenson sent this message out on Instagram about the signing: “Very excited to be back for another season with the Sabres! Thanks to everyone for all the support! Can’t wait to get the season going!”’

Sabres re-sign Zemgus Girgensons to 1-year contract

‘Based on the current depth chart, Girgensons could be a fourth-liner to start 2016-17, his fourth season.’

Buffalo Sabres re-sign Zemgus Girgensons to 1-year contract

‘Girgensons has 30 goals and 40 assists in 202 games. He struggled last season adapting under new coach Dan Bylsma, and finished with seven goals and 18 points — both career lows — in 71 games.’

Sabres ink Girgensons to one-year deal

‘The Latvia native did show improvement on the defensive end of the ice, posting a plus-minus of zero this past season after registering a minus-16 the previous season.’

Sabres re-sign Girgensons

‘That leaves Rasmus Ristolainen as the last free agent for the Sabres to sign. According to a report earlier this week the two sides will not agree to a deal until the conclusion of the World Cup of Hockey.’

Sabres sign Girgensons to one-year deal

‘In 2015-16, Girgesons tallied 7 goals and 11 assists in 71 games played. The 22-year-old forward has 70 points in 202 career games. He was selected 14th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft.’

Sabres ink Girgensons to one-year contract

‘”Zemgus has grown into a solid two-way player since beginning his career,” said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “We hope to see him continue this positive trend and find a consistent role within the club this season as another young player to grow with our group.”‘

Sabres’ Jack Eichel refreshed for new season

‘“If I didn’t have it offensively one night, maybe it was winning a faceoff or making a play in the D-zone,” he said. “I think that’s important. You know you’re not going to score every night in this league, so there’s going to be those nights where you help your team in some other way. I think I started to learn that. It reflected in terms of points and production when you’re doing the right things.”‘

Sabres’ Franson feels good

‘Franson is back skating during the informal practices going on and said things are going well, “I’m feeling good, I had a very productive off season, a good summer of training and I’m feeling really good.”’

Where is the NHL’s Finnish star contract extension? Expect a hefty salary increase

‘It is clear that Risto kind of expect a hefty pay rise. Raamikas pan defender played last season, the final year of a three-year contract newcomer, during which time his season salary of $ 925 000, or approximately EUR 828 000.’

Sabres’ Eichel is looking forward

‘As we know Jimmy Vesey decided against signing with Buffalo. Eichel’s friend did not pick the Sabres as he signed with the Rangers. Eichel said, “It would’ve been great to have him here, but I don’t think we’re going to dwell on our losses. He had his opportunity to come here and he didn’t. I’m happy for him if he’s happy in New York and that’s good for him and I wish him all the best.”’

Lehner pulls out of World Cup, Enroth replaces him on Sweden’s roster

‘Team Sweden Rikard Gronborg has reportedly said Lehner’s ankle is not 100 percent and that’s why he’s not playing in the tournament. While that may sound ominous, Lehner has been in Buffalo working out most of the summer and that includes on-ice sessions in HarborCenter.’