Should the Sabres deal Evander Kane?

‘I’m not pounding the table demanding they trade Kane but I’d be worried about giving him a big contract because of his off ice missteps. The Sabres don’t have to do anything for now. They can’t pursue an extension until after July 1st so they could let this all play out into next season. They can see if Kane behaves himself this summer and then open extension talks with the intent to sign him. If they can’t reach an agreement they could always move him at next year’s trade deadline.’

Lambert: Bailey’s game growing at NHL level

‘”A big part of the master plan of me being in Buffalo last season was to learn the Sabres’ systems and to use the same language that Dan [Bylsma] and his staff use,” Lambert said with Howard Simon on Monday on WGR. “We were able to do that with our players here and we try to practice the same way they do.”‘

The Sabres get to sit and watch teams pick up points on them

‘When you look at the schedule this week, it really could be a lot worse for Buffalo than it is. There are only three games where two teams that you don’t want to get points are playing each other. Those games are Ottawa at Carolina, Ottawa at New Jersey and the Islanders at Detroit.’

Blackhawks Cruise in Buffalo 5-1

‘The win ended a three-game winning streak for Buffalo and extended Chicago’s victorious streak over the Sabres to 11 games.’

From The Locker Room: Sabres-Blackhawks

‘”It’s a long time away from playing, it’s a long time from being on the ice. We have to be ready coming out of the break to play our best hockey. Have a break, put your feet in the sand a little bit. But also take care of yourselves, get a workout in because it comes quick right after the break.”‘

Sabres Hold Off Blues 3-2

‘Lehner has faced 35 or more shots in 10 of his last 12 games.’

From The Locker Room: Sabres-Blues

‘”They came out pretty strong, kind of like how Colorado did the other night there, in the first few shifts. Once we got that goal we kind of settled in. Obviously we knew we were playing a much better team in St. Louis this afternoon. They scored first and we needed to respond and that’s what we did.”‘

The Sabres waive a defenseman and call up a forward

‘In 25 games with Buffalo Fedun has no goals and seven assists.’

Sabres’ Moulson looking for more ice-time

‘Inside a game Moulson might play with seven or eight of the 11 forwards. He said at times he can roll with it, “It depends, we have a lot of good players on this team so it’s easy to play with the guys out there, but when you get out there, there are different situations and it’s easier to play with different guys, so just mentally I have to be ready to go whenever it’s my turn to go.”’

Dreger: Kane’s return value might be as good as it gets

‘”There are a number of teams who absolutely are looking for an upgrade up front and somebody they can inject into their top-six,” Dreger said with Andrew Peters and Martin Biron on The Instigators on Friday. “There are lots of teams most definitely looking for a top-six player. Evander Kane, when healthy and motivated which he appears to be on both fronts, he can be an impact guy.”‘

Sabres shut out Colorado 2-0

‘There has not been a whole heck of a lot to cheer about this period, or this game for that matter. Evander Kane may just have put this one out of reach by doing it all by himself in the offensive zone. 2-0 BUF.’

From the Locker Room: Sabres-Avalanche

‘”They came out hard the first minute, minute and a half…didn’t have much for the rest of the period. Then we took over. We made a big push in the 2nd, even in the 3rd. We hit a couple of posts, missed a couple of open nets. We could have put it away earlier, I think it was bouncing in the wrong direction for us a little bit.”‘

Sabres Beat Sens 3-2

‘Eichel has 15 points in his last 15 games (5 G, 10 A).’

From the Locker Room: Sabres-Senators

‘”We came in after the 2nd and we weren’t discouraged. We knew that the game was right there. We had been doing a lot of good things all night. We just stuck to our gameplan. Jack’s line did a great job of getting that goal early in the 3rd to kind of set the tone for us and I was fortunate enough to get that one at the end.”‘

Bylsma: We have to let Jack be Jack

‘”A good turnover game for our team is 40 to 45 [turnovers], and a bad turnover game for us is when you get to 55 to 65,” Bylsma said. “We take turnovers and puck management a bit different than maybe you see on the game sheet. But I said to Jack if you’re not turning over the puck over five times a game, you’re not playing well. If he goes to the red-line and chips every puck in, I’m going to bench him.”‘