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Sabres' Skinner drops no-movement clause for expansion draft

Jul. 14, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner has agreed to waive his no-movement clause, freeing the team from having to protect him during the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft next week. Skinner’s agent, Don Meehan, confirmed his client’s decision in...

Agent to AP: Eichel, Sabres nearing resolution on surgery

Jul. 01, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres captain Jack Eichel is nearing a resolution with the team over how to treat a herniated disk following a lengthy discussion with general manager Kevyn Adams. What the outcome will be — and what it means for his uncertain future in Buffalo...

Sabres hire Don Granato as coach to turn around franchise

Jun. 29, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

At 53, Don Granato never felt it was too late for him land his first NHL head-coaching job. Reflecting on a lengthy coaching career that began in 1993 with the USHL Wisconsin Capitols, who folded two years later, Granato recalled having faith in the experience he has...

Last-place Sabres win draft lottery; Kraken get No. 2 pick

Jun. 02, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If only for a brief moment, Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams could put aside concerns over captain Jack Eichel’s future, an ongoing coaching search and memories of a frustrating season, to celebrate an actual victory. That it came at the expense...

Sabres GM disputes disconnect between team and Eichel

May. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams intends to move ahead with players who want to be part of the solution in Buffalo, and that — for now — includes disgruntled captain Jack Eichel. To emphasize his point Wednesday, Adams borrowed the same word...

New York Rangers fire coach Dave Quinn, 3 assistants

May. 12, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers' managerial shakeup is complete. New general manager Chris Drury fired coach David Quinn and three assistant coaches Wednesday after they missed the playoffs with one of the NHL's up-and-coming teams. The move is the first major one...

Debate over surgery has Eichel questioning future in Buffalo

May. 10, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The frustration over yet another losing season, combined with what Sabres captain Jack Eichel called “a disconnect” with his team over how to treat a herniated disk led to him questioning his future in Buffalo on Monday. “I think the most...

Sabres' high expectations unravel with last-place finish

May. 09, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres were so confident they had moved forward corner from their miserable past, the team’s marketing department included owner Terry Pegula’s hopeful comments in a televised feature on how Buffalo landed Taylor Hall in free agency in October. ...