Post-Game Report: 9/27 vs. OTT

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
0 1  1 0 2 39
0 1  1 1 3 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 9-5-2 all-time in preseason matchups with the Senators, including a 2-3-0 record at home.
    • The win marked the first victory by the home team in in the last seven preseason matchups between the teams.
  • Derek Grant contributed on all three of the Sabres’ goals, scoring once and setting up two others.
    • The Sabres signed Grant to a one-year deal on July 2. He finished the 2015-16 season ranked sixth in the AHL with 27 goals despite appearing in just 36 games with the Stockton Heat.
  • With a goal and an assist in his fourth NHL preseason game, Nicholas Baptiste recorded his first NHL preseason points.
    • Baptiste had four points (3+1) in two games during the Prospects Challenge at HarborCenter from Sept. 17-19, including a hat trick in a 6-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils prospects.
  • Tonight’s Attendance: 17,868

Post-Game Audio

Sabres forward Nicholas Baptiste

Sabres forward Derek Grant

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Sabres goaltender Andrew Hammond

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Senators forward Derick Brassard

Senators forward Chris Neil

Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond

Senators head coach Guy Boucher


BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 26, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the broadcast schedule for the team’s 2016 preseason games. All seven preseason games will be broadcast live on WGR 550 and the Sept. 30 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs will be broadcast live on television with Rick Jeanneret providing play-by-play on MSG.

In addition, the Sept. 27 game against the Ottawa Senators and Sept. 29 matchup against the Maple Leafs will be shown on MSG using a simulcast of the TSN feed for both contests. Furthermore, the Sabres’ Oct. 4 showdown with the Carolina Hurricanes will be live on NBCSN from Marquette, Michigan. Marquette was named Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2016 in April, and was awarded the preseason game in Lakeview Arena.

A full broadcast schedule for the team’s preseason schedule can be found below:

Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sept. 26 7 p.m. Minnesota* WGR 550 (Dan Dunleavy and Andrew Peters)
Sept. 27 7 p.m. Ottawa MSG WGR 550 (Brian Duff and Rob Ray)
Sept. 29 7 p.m. at Toronto** MSG WGR 550 (Brian Duff and Rob Ray)
Sept. 30 7 p.m. Toronto MSG WGR 550 (Rick Jeanneret and Rob Ray)
Oct. 4 7 p.m. Carolinaǂ NBCSN WGR 550 (Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray)
Oct. 5 7 p.m. at Carolinaǂǂ WGR 550 (Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray)
Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. at Ottawa WGR 550 (Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray)

* Game at Pegula Ice Arena, State College, Pennsylvania

** Game in St. Catharines, Ontario

ǂ Game at Lakeview Arena, Marquette, Michigan

ǂǂ Game in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 26, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has returned forwards Vasily Glotov, Brandon Hagel and Cliff Pu, as well as defensemen Vojtech Budik, Austin Osmanski and Devante Stephens, to their respective junior clubs.

**Click here for an updated training camp roster (PDF).**

The Sabres now have 50 players (29 forwards, 16 defensemen and five goaltenders) on their training camp roster.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 9, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will open its main training camp on Thursday, Sept. 22, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 23, the team’s practice sessions at HarborCenter will be open to the public, with practices being broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.

**A full training camp roster can be found here.**

**The 2016-17 Buffalo Sabres Training Camp Guide can be found here.**

The Sabres will then open their preseason slate of games on Monday, Sept. 26, against the Minnesota Wild at Pegula Ice Center in Penn State at 7 p.m. (ET).

The full training camp schedule will be announced at a later date. The training camp roster and all practice times are subject to change.

Schedule for first week of camp:

Thursday, Sept. 22

Players report for testing and physicals.

Closed to public. Media may attend for select player availability, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the press conference room


Friday, Sept. 23

Session one: 9 – 9:45 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)

Scrimmage: 9:50 – 10:35 a.m. (First Niagara Rink)

Session two: 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)

Session three: 12:50 – 2 p.m. (First Niagara Rink)

Saturday, Sept. 24

Session one: 9 – 9:45 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)

Scrimmage: 9:50 – 10:35 a.m. (First Niagara Rink)

Session two: 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)

Session three: 12:50 – 2 p.m. (First Niagara Rink)

Sunday, Sept. 25

Session one: 9 – 9:45 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)

Scrimmage: 9:50 – 10:35 a.m. (First Niagara Rink)

Session two: 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)

Session three: 12:50 – 2 p.m. (First Niagara Rink)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 9, 2016) — Buffalo Sabres President Russ Brandon today officially announced that Michael Gilbert has been promoted to the role of Buffalo Sabres vice president of administration and general manager of HarborCenter. Brandon also announced that Chris Bandura will assume control of all media relations duties for the Sabres and Buffalo Bandits (NLL), and will be the primary media contact for the Sabres as director of media relations.

In this new role, Gilbert will be responsible for the daily administrative activities of the Sabres’ organization. As general manager of HarborCenter, he is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of the complex and all related properties within its portfolio. Gilbert joined the Sabres in the summer of 1997 and served in his most recent role of vice president of public and community relations from 2011 until the time of this promotion. During his tenure with the Sabres, his duties have included operating the public and community relations departments of the Sabres and Bandits, supervising the youth hockey and fan development initiatives of the organizations, serving as team liaison to the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, and serving as a member of the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Committee’s board of directors. Additionally, Gilbert serves as the Sabres’ chief liaison to USA Hockey, and helped lead the organization’s effort to secure the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Bandura is currently in his 12th season with the Sabres and sixth as the team’s director of media relations after spending his first six seasons as the team’s media relations coordinator. Bandura will now oversee all communications and media relations efforts for both the Sabres and Bandits. Bandura will serve as the team’s primary media contact and liaison between media members and the Sabres’ organization, including players and hockey department personnel.

In addition, Don Heins has been named communications manager for Pegula Sports and Entertainment. Heins will handle all public relations duties for all PSE business properties, including HarborCenter. Ian Ott, who will enter his seventh season with the team, will continue in his role as manager of media relations for the Sabres and will also oversee all day-to-day media relations efforts for the Buffalo Bandits.