The Sabres Report - October 24, 2016

Sabres moving Reinhart to center   


‘Starting with the overtime goal in Calgary, Reinhart has been turning the puck over a lot. Bylsma said, “We have six goals in one game and four in the other three games. Sam needs to get a little bit more of the feet moving, a little bit more speed to his game. He made some great plays early on, but we need to get more out of Sam in providing a little bit more offense for our team.”’

Sabres bring back two   


‘Fasching scored one goal in the two games, while Nelson scored one goal and was busy shooting getting six on net.’

Fasching, Nelson hope to benefit from AHL experience

‘”You can tell it’s a little different game,” Nelson said of his experience in the AHL. “I mean just totally different. I’d say it’s a little sloppier but I feel like guys are still moving at a pretty good pace. Some really good players out there and I’m glad we could just put some minutes in there. I definitely felt the game there.”‘

Sabres recall Fasching, Nelson

‘Both players join the team after being assigned to Rochester on Oct. 21. In two games for the Amerks, Fasching (6’2″, 209 lbs., 7/58/1995) recorded one goal and a plus-1 rating. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native has two points (1+1) in nine career NHL games for the Sabres.’

Monday's Rochester Coverage

Amerks Announce Additonal Roster Moves (

The Sabres Report - October 23, 2016

Sabres see NHL's new concussion protocol at work   

Buffalo News:

‘Teams that refuse to remove their player will receive a $25,000 fine for the first offense, according to TSN, with substantially increasing fines for any subsequent offense. The league and the NHL Players’ Association jointly approved the protocol, with input from neurologists, team physicians, athletic trainers, St. Louis General Manager Doug Armstrong and various legal representatives.’

Healthy again, Sabres' Jeanneret back for 42 games   

Buffalo News:

‘“It wasn’t working very well, the old ticker,” Jeanneret said. “They sent me by air ambulance back to Canada to Hamilton, and I had a pacemaker installed. Since then, it’s fine. I don’t even think about it. It’s not even an issue.”‘

Sunday's Rochester Coverage

Schneider scores winner in final minute for Amerks (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
B-Sens can’t solve Rochester goalie in 3-1 loss (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)
Schneider’s Late Goal Lifts Amerks Past B-Sens (
B-Sens Pepper 39 Shots On Net In 3-1 Loss To Amerks (

The Sabres Report - October 22, 2016

Moulson making an impact for Sabres   

Buffalo News:

‘”For me, it’s trying to get better every day and that comes with hard work, making sure I’m working on the right things,” Moulson said after Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in Rogers Arena. “I feel like I definitely have an extra jump, an extra gear compared to last year.”‘

Sabres send Fasching, Baptiste, Nelson to Amerks   

Buffalo News:

‘The demotion will mean much-needed ice time for Nelson. The defenseman hasn’t played since appearing in the Sabres’ opener Oct. 13. He was a healthy scratch for the last three games.’

Sabres send 3 rookies to Amerks   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Meanwhile, Fasching, a winger, and Nelson, a defenseman, have been sitting as healthy scratches. Both prospects jumped from college to the NHL late last season and have never played an AHL game.’

Sabres send down three   


‘Tim Murray didn’t want some of his young players sitting around so Hudson Fasching, Nick Baptiste and Casey Nelson have been sent down.’

Sabres assign 3 players to Rochester

‘The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forwards Nicholas Baptiste and Hudson Fasching, and defenseman Casey Nelson to the Rochester Americans (AHL).’

Saturday's Rochester Coverage

Reinforcements fuel Amerks, but need still exists (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Americans hand Marlies first loss of season (CP)
Newcomers, Special Teams Carries Amerks To 5-2 Win Over Marlies (
Photo gallery (
Marlies Fall in Rochester (

The Sabres Report - October 21, 2016

Shooters sputter as Sabres fall to Canucks   

Buffalo News:

‘”We have to string along 60-minute games,” Lehner said. “We can’t have a period on and a period off. When you see we have it there one period, there’s no reason we don’t have our system all 60 minutes. We have to work on that.”‘