Player News - Sabres

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Zach Bogosian isn't listed on Buffalo's injury report, but Buffalo has been cautious with him at training camp.

Bogosian hasn't skated with the Sabres for three straight days and the first time he sat the team said it was for maintenance. Coach Phil Housley believes that Bogosian will be back skating soon. He is being evaluated day-to-day after he had season-ending hip surgery last year. Bogosian has been limited by injuries throughout his career.
Sep 18 - 12:20 PM

Conor Sheary is listed as week-to-week due to an upper-body injury.

Sheary is projected to be a top-nine forward for the Sabres this campaign. He posted 18 goals and 30 points in 79 games with Pittsburgh in 2017-18.
Sep 18 - 11:19 AM

Sean Malone will be out of action for six weeks because of a knee injury.

Malone wasn't expected to claim a roster spot with the Sabres going into the season. Malone had 12 goals and 22 points in 73 games for Rochester of the AHL last year.
Sep 18 - 11:15 AM

Matt Hunwick is out indefinitely with a neck injury.

Hunwick hasn't been able to take part in training camp yet with his new Buffalo teammates. He skated in 42 games with Pittsburgh last season.
Sep 18 - 11:12 AM

Alexander Nylander is healthy and feels ready to battle for a roster spot.

Nylander dealt with a groin injury last season. "I feel like I could have pushed more to make a spot last year," Nylander said. "I never got the chance because I was injured. This feels normal. This is the way I should play." He picked up two assists in Monday's 4-1 exhibition victory versus Columbus.
Sep 18 - 10:03 AM

Tage Thompson picked up a couple of assists in Monday's 4-1 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The line of Alex Nylander, Patrik Berglund and Tage Thompson was all over the ice tonight, creating chances and combining for a goal and four assists. Thompson's is trying to earn a spot on Buffalo's opening night roster and that will certainly be the case if he continues with more performances like these. However, he'll only be fantasy relevant if he finds himself playing alongside Jack Eichel or Casey Mittelstadt come opening night.
Sep 17 - 10:13 PM

Tage Thompson wants to earn a permanent spot on Buffalo's roster after splitting time last season between the NHL and the AHL.

Thompson is participating in his first training camp with the Sabres after he was acquired from St. Louis as part of the Ryan O'Reilly trade. "I can help contribute a lot of offense, and I think I've got a pretty good shot and a knack for making plays," Thompson said. "I like to score goals. We've got a lot of players, especially up the middle, that can make really good plays and really solid puck-movers, so I think that'd be a great pairing."
Sep 17 - 10:05 AM

Nathan Beaulieu is looking to bounce back after having a disastrous first season in Buffalo.

The Sabres acquired Beaulieu from Montreal last year, but he struggled from top to bottom. The 25-year-old had one goal, eight assists and a minus-19 rating in 59 games last season. "There were some highs, there were some lows, but the biggest thing was to figure out what I was doing wrong and really let it soak in so it doesn't happen again," Beaulieu said. "We had a long offseason, I took a couple of weeks to let it go through my mind and see where everything went wrong. You don't really know how big of a funk you were really in until you get out of it. It was a good stepping stone for me, and I believe as a person and as my career goes on, I feel that was going to be good for me." He has no fantasy value, but he can be a lot better than he was a year ago.
Sep 16 - 10:25 AM

Rasmus Dahlin admitted that the speed of play in the NHL isn't easy.

"It's for real now, it's serious," Dahlin said. "The pace is higher. It feels good. I expected that kind of pace. It was fun. It was high tempo. It's hard but that's the fun thing about it." The 18-year-old has a legitimate opportunity to be an impact defender from the start of the regular season. Don't be surprised if he comes away with the Calder Trophy which is given to the top rookie.
Sep 15 - 11:40 AM

Matt Hunwick will miss the start of training camp because of an upper-body injury.

Hunwick was acquired from Pittsburgh during the off-season along with Conor Sheary. He can serve as a depth defender for the Sabres when he is healthy.
Sep 14 - 10:17 AM

Sabres GM Jason Botterill is optimistic about the contract status of RFA Sam Reinhart.

"I'm excited that Sam is in town working out with our guys, continuing to be a part of things," Botterill said Monday. "We continue our dialogue with his agent and are still very hopeful to get a deal done." Reinhart is a key restricted free agent that Buffalo would prefer to sign before training camp opens later this week.
Sep 11 - 8:55 AM

Alexander Nylander reported for Buffalo's Prospects Challenge in great shape.

"I just really like how big and strong he's gotten," said Rochester coach Chris Taylor, "and his maturity level." Nylander was sidetracked by injuries last year, but he's healthy now and hungry to land a spot with the Sabres out of training camp.
Sep 10 - 4:52 PM

Rasmus Dahlin has been impressive for the Sabres at the Prospects Challenge.

Dahlin caught the eye of former NHL coach Scotty Bowman. "His skating is so complete; he can go forwards, backwards and sideways so well and he has a good core," Bowman told on Saturday. "He's got good size and strength and you can see he really likes to go." Dahlin has dynamic skills that make him a game changer from the back end and all eyes will be on him when Buffalo opens training camp.
Sep 10 - 2:52 PM

Carter Hutton believes the Sabres are heading in the right direction.

Hutton signed with the Sabres on July 1st, so this will be his first experience with the organization. "I think everybody can see from the interior of the team, they're trying to change the culture and get a winning attitude," Hutton said. "It's obviously been a tough few years here, and they kind of recognized what they need to do, brought in a lot of young good players and they've brought in more leadership guys. Things are headed in the right direction." With Jack Eichel already in the fold and Rasmus Dahlin entering his rookie season, the Sabres may be able to cause a surprise this season. Hutton has a chance to earn a starting role for the first time in his career, too.
Sep 9 - 11:43 AM

Jeff Skinner is in Buffalo now and has joined his new teammates for informal skates.

Skinner was acquired by the Buffalo Sabres over the summer. The 26-year-old has spent his entire NHL career to this point with the Carolina Hurricanes, so adjusting to a new team will be an unfamiliar experience for him. There's potentially a great opportunity for him in Buffalo though as he's been projected to play on a line with Jack Eichel. Be sure to keep an eye on the situation during training camp and the early portion of the season to see if that belief proves true.
Sep 6 - 10:18 AM

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