The Sabres Report - July 23, 2016

Sabres' Evander Kane charged with harassment at bar   


‘The arrest was made a day after investigators informed the player’s lawyer of the charges and requested Kane surrender himself, Buffalo police downtown district chief Joseph Gramaglia said.’

Sabres F Kane charged in bar incident   

The Sports Xchange:

‘”We are aware of the charges against Evander Kane stemming from an incident last month,” the team said. “Our organization will have no further comment at this time.”‘

Evander Kane surrenders to police for June bar incident   


‘Kane’s attorney, Paul Cambria, telling WBEN that the attorney for the owners of Bottom’s Up never called Kane a trespasser or filed a formal complaint against Kane.’

Sabres forward Evander Kane arrested   


‘The 24 year-old Kane is charged with four separate counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. He was processed at Central Booking and issued a ticket to appear in Buffalo City Court on August 1st.’

The Sabres Report - July 22, 2016

Sabres sign defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer to 1-year deal; Amerks ink goalie John Muse   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Burgdoerfer mostly played in the ECHL for four seasons before moving up to the AHL in 2014-15. The East Setauket native played collegiately at R.P.I.’

Sabres sign D Burgdoerfer to one-year contract   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Burgdoerfer scored seven goals and set up 21 others to go along with 121 penalty minutes in 135 career AHL games.’

Sabres sign defenseman Burgdoerfer   


‘The 6′ 2″ and 216-pound right-handed shot defenseman was signed by the Bakersfield Condors in the East Coast Hockey League at the end of the 2009-10 season after completing his senior season at R.P.I. In 272 ECHL games, Burgdoerfer posted 22 goals and 75 points in parts of five seasons with the Condors.’

Sabres sign defenseman Burgdoerfer

‘Burgdoerfer (6’2”, 210 lbs., 12/11/1988) spent all of last season with the Hershey Bears (AHL), where he recorded 20 points (6+14) and 59 penalty minutes in 74 games. He also added four points (0+4) and 18 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games for the Bears.’

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The Sabres Report - July 21, 2016

Pro experience helped Sabres prospect Rasmus Asplund develop   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“It’s a different type of game when you come up,” Asplund said last week following a session of development camp inside HarborCenter. “They’re 30 years old and have kids. It’s hard in the beginning when you’re 16. You always have been a great player.”’

Concussions in Nelson: A former NHL player flinches at the past   

Nelson Star:

‘Gare is now in the awkward position of representing the NHL team he played over seven seasons for while taking part in a lawsuit against the league. He approves of the league’s progress on concussion awareness and medical treatment, but thinks the game is too fast, the players bigger and stronger, the money too good to walk away from.’

The Sabres Report - July 20, 2016

Mississauga Steelhead Alex Nylander signs with Buffalo Sabres   

Mississauga News:

‘If he doesn’t make the Sabres roster right away, he could be assigned to the Rochester Americans, Buffalo’s American Hockey League affiliate. He could also play professionally in Sweden with Rogle BK or return to the Steelheads.’

The Sabres Report - July 19, 2016

Sabres dealing with a muddy case in trying to re-sign Girgensons   

Buffalo News:

‘There were some good moments at wing for him last season with Jack Eichel but plenty of nights where the former first-round pick just disappeared. And get this stat: Girgensons didn’t score a single goal at home all season, and had just four of his 18 points in First Niagara Center.’

Sabres re-sign Jason Kasdorf, Dan Catenacci   

Olean Times Herald:

‘The Winnipeg native, a sixth-round pick by the Jets in 2011, is expected to share time with Linus Ullmark with the Amerks in 2016-17.’

Nylander brothers add to strong rivalry   

Mississauga News:

‘And now the Nylanders, who are as known almost as much for their flowing blond locks as much as their ability to make plays. William is more Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. Alex is DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, but on his way to a mullet.’