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The NHL offside challenge rule has changed.

Pittsburgh, PA (WGR 550) - The NHL has approved a new rule that will stop all the fake offside challenges by coaches. Many would call for a challenge, knowing the play wasn’t offside just to see if they could catch a break. On Wednesday, the NHL’s Board of Governors approved a change to the rule...
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Pominville still adjusting to life back in Buffalo

The last time Jason Pominville wore a Buffalo Sabres uniform was on April 2, 2013 in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at, what used to be known as CONSOL Energy Center. Pominville registered two assists in a 4-1 road win as Buffalo was trying to find a way back into the playoff picture. The...
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Sabres claim Nolan from Los Angeles

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - When Marcus Foligno was traded to Minnesota, that left a big gap in toughness for the Sabres. Buffalo still has Nick Deslauriers, Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian, but Foligno did a lot of that last season. With that in mind, Buffalo claimed Jordan Nolan off waivers from Los...
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The Sabres head to Pittsburgh for their final road preseason game

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Chad Johnson will get the call in goal for tonight’s preseason game in Pittsburgh. That means Robin Lehner will likely play in the final exhibition game Friday at home. Phil Housley said, “It’s a good opportunity for him to start a game. I thought he did an excellent job...
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The Pegulas haven't spoken to the Sabres about Trump and the anthem

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Pegulas were involved in the player meeting with the Bills last week after Donald Trump’s comments against NFL players. The issue of protesting during the National Anthem was addressed and talked about so the players could work out their feelings in a safe setting and...
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Gionta likely headed to the Olympics

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’s looking more and more like former Sabre Brian Gionta is going to play for Team USA in his second Olympic Games. Gionta was at HarborCenter on Monday skating with another former Sabre, Tim Kennedy. Gionta wanted badly to come back to the Sabres to help finish the job,...
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Rodrigues has hand injury

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley said that Evan Rodrigues has suffered a hand injury. The head coach didn’t know if it’s long or short term. Jake McCabe also missed practice. Housley said, “Jake has an upper body injury, more maintenance. It’s more of a week-to-week right now.” Housley doesn’t...
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The Sabres trim the roster by four

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres had Sunday off, but they sent four players to Rochester, which starts camp on Monday. Heading to the Amerks are forwards Hudson Fasching, C.J. Smith, Kyle Criscuolo, and defenseman Brendan Guhle. Guhle, Smith and Fasching looked great in the Prospects Tournament,...
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Hamilton: Sabres - Leafs 1st period thoughts

Hear from Sabres beat reporter Paul Hamilton as he chats with Brian Koziol from Key Bank Center after twenty minutes of play between the Sabres and Leafs.
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Sabres trail Maple Leafs 1-0 at the end of twenty

The Sabres and Maple Leafs are meeting for the second of a preseason home and home. Last night the Leafs won 3-0, however two of their goals were empty netters. There are just two more preseason games after tonight. With under two weeks to go until the home opener against the Montreal Canadiens and...
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