'All eyes were on the Sabres' net as Luukkonen, their top goaltending prospect, looked crisp in his first action since his 2021 season ended prematurely with a high ankle sprain May 1 in Boston.' … [Read more...] about Sabres observations: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Brett Murray spark shutout of Devils
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'Under the new requirements, anyone planning to attend Buffalo Bills games at Highmark Stadium must have at least one vaccine dose to attend the team's next home game Sept. 26. For those entering KeyBank Center, the mandate will apply starting Sept. 25 for those going to the Eric Church concert.' … [Read more...] about How the Bills and Sabres vaccine mandate came to be and the question of fairness
'“It’s just like something you feel during the games,” Luukkonen said of his swagger. “But I think it’s more you build up that confidence. And once you feel like you can play a certain level of game, you get that swagger and you feel like the game slows down in front of you.”' … [Read more...] about Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen developed ‘swagger’ on way up to Sabres
Sabres 3, Devils 0 (Prospects Challenge) | Game story (NewJerseyDevils.com) Photo gallery (NewJerseyDevils.com) Photo gallery (Buffalo News) … [Read more...] about Saturday’s New Jersey Coverage
'The cost, however, would be expensive. Noting the Golden Knights' limited cap space and Eichel's $10-million annual average value, Carp suggested offering up Rielly Smith or Jonathan Marchessault ($5- million AAV each) or currently sidelined winger Alex Tuch ($4.75 million). He also estimated the Sabres would want a top prospect like Peyton Krebs and first-and-second round … [Read more...] about Should the Vegas Golden Knights Make a Pitch For Jack Eichel?
'"I just used it to fuel my offseason," Murray said. "I just wanted even more to get more than two games. I don't want just to cap it at two. I want to play all 82 games. So, I just used it as fuel."' … [Read more...] about 5 takeaways | Murray makes a statement in Prospects Challenge opener
'"Of course, it would have been nice to play some more," he said. "Those things happen and those injuries you really can't do anything about, you just have to battle through and rehab and be ready when the next chance comes."' … [Read more...] about Luukkonen to start Game 1 of Prospects Challenge for Sabres