'With eight games in 14 days, the Sabres will play only two home games and close their schedule against Minnesota at Rochester on Sept. 30.'
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'Season ticket holders will receive free tickets to both home games, and anyone purchasing a mini-pack will receive free tickets to one home game.'
Buffalo will play two home games, five road games, and one neutral site game at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, on Friday, September 30 against the Minnesota Wild.
'The Sabres have released their preseason schedule. It featured 8 games in 14 days, including a game in Rochester on September 30th.'
'"There are some very good defensemen out there," Regier said. "The problem is there isn't enough to go around. It's something we're going to pursue. We're going to start talking to players (Monday) and see where it goes."'
'"It came down to an evaluation of what we were looking at from a budget standpoint, what our needs are, where we have a surplus – which is up front among the forwards – and looking at our defense – at least the loss of Alexei Zhitnik – I think when you put those things together, we just felt from a value standpoint, we wanted to move in a different direction," said general manager Darcy Regier.'
'Canada, however, remains a tougher TV market to break into. Sabres officials covet a chance to show games in the southern Ontario market, but territorial rights dominated by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Canadian-content provisions are making that a tougher road. "We're still trying to figure out Canada," said Larry Quinn, Sabres managing partner.'