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Sabres sign Curtis Lazar to 2-year, $1.6 million contract

Sep. 24, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year, $1.6 million contract Thursday. Lazar was a restricted free agent, who split last season between the NHL and the American Hockey League. He had five goals and five assists in 38 games with the Sabres. The 25-year-old has six...

Buffalo Sabres hire Mair, Weber to coach in AHL Rochester

Sep. 17, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are turning to two former players to serve as assistant coaches on their minor-league affiliate in Rochester. Adam Mair and Mike Weber were hired on Thursday to work under coach Seth Appert, who took over the American Hockey League team last month. Mair, who played...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. The Buffalo Sabres acquired veteran center Eric Staal in a trade that sent forward Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Sabres acquire Eric Staal in sending Johansson to Wild

Sep. 16, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kevyn Adams didn’t have to do too much homework on center Eric Staal in completing his first trade as Buffalo Sabres general manager. A former NHL player, Adams had plenty of firsthand insight on the 17-year veteran going back to their days as teammates with the 2006 Stanley Cup...

Sabres hire Matt Ellis as player development director

Sep. 1, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Ellis was hired on Tuesday to become the team’s director of player development under new general manager Kevyn Adams. Though it’s a first-time NHL job for the former nine-year player, Ellis spent the past four years working at...

Sabres hire USA Hockey's Seth Appert to coach AHL Rochester

Aug. 18, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres hired former USA Hockey National Team Development Program coach Seth Appert to take over as coach of their minor league affiliate, the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League, on Tuesday. Appert spent the past three seasons with USA Hockey and previously...

A flag with the new logo for the newly-named Seattle NHL team, the Seattle Kraken, flies atop the iconic Space Needle Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Seattle. The hockey expansion franchise unveiled its nickname Thursday, ending 19 months of speculation about whether the team might lean traditional or go eccentric with the name for the league's 32nd team. Seattle's colors are a deep dark blue with a lighter shade of blue as a complement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kraken hire Dave Baseggio as pro scouting director

Jul. 30, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken added to their hockey operations staff by hiring Dave Baseggio as director of pro scouting Thursday. Baseggio spent the past 12 seasons with Anaheim as a pro scout, director of pro scouting and assistant to the general manager for the Ducks. Baseggio also played and...