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SABRES NAME JASON KARMANOS ASSOCIATE GENERAL MANAGER

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has named Jason Karmanos associate general manager.


Career highlights:

  • In his role, Karmanos will serve as general manager of the AHL’s Rochester Americans and oversee the scouting, player development and analytics departments.
  • Spent the last seven years with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he was vice president of hockey operations for three seasons before being named assistant general manager.
  • Was a member of the Carolina Hurricanes’ front office for 15 seasons and served as assistant general manager for 13 of those seasons.
  • Won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016 and 2017.

JACK EICHEL INJURY UPDATE


Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck.

Eichel is expected to be healthy and ready to play at the beginning of the 2021-22 season.

SABRES ACQUIRE ANDERS BJORK, 2ND-ROUND PICK FROM BOSTON

The Sabres have acquired forward Anders Bjork and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forwards Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar.

Highlights:

  • Set career-high totals in games played (58), goals (9), assists (10) and points (19) in 2019-20, adding one assist in 10 playoff contests.
  • Named to the Hobey Baker Top 10 after his junior season at the University of Notre Dame in 2016-17, during which he tied for ninth in NCAA scoring with 52 points (21+31) in 39 games. Totaled 109 points (40+69) in 115 career collegiate contests.
  • Has represented the United States at the IIHF World Championship (2017), the IIHF World Junior Championship (2016) and the IIHF U18 World Championship (2014).

SABRES ACQUIRE 3RD-ROUND PICK FROM FLORIDA

The Sabres have acquired a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Brandon Montour.

Postgame Report: 4/9 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(26-11-4)
2 1 1 4 33
Sabres
(9-25-6)
1 1 1 3 33

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Rasmus Dahlin extended his point streak to four games (1+4) with an assist on Henri Jokiharju’s first-period goal.
    • Dahlin’s four-game assist streak matches his longest this season (Last: Feb. 20 at New Jersey to Feb. 25 vs. New Jersey).
  • With his goal tonight, Casey Mittelstadt now has six points (4+2) in his last six games, marking the best six-game stretch of his career.
  • Tage Thompson’s goal tonight extended his point streak to three games (2+1).
    • Tonight also marked the second time in his career and first since Nov. 19 and 21, 2018 that Thompson scored a goal in consecutive games.
  • Cody Eakin went a perfect 8-for-8 at the faceoff dot, marking the first time in his career that he was perfect at the faceoff dot in a game in which he’s taken at least six faceoffs.
    • Tonight was the second time this season that a Sabres player was perfect at the faceoff dot while taking at least eight faceoffs. The other was Mittelstadt, who also went 8-for-8 against Pittsburgh on March 11.
  • With two assists tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has nine points (1+8) in his last 11 games against the Capitals dating back to the 2018-19 season.
  • Buffalo went 35-for-58 at the faceoff dot for a 60.3 win percentage. Tonight’s game was the sixth game this season and second against the Capitals in which the Sabres have won at least 60 percent of their faceoffs.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Capitals Vanecek W 3 33
Sabres Tokarski L 4 33
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Vanecek 16-7-3 .911 2.66
Sabres Tokarski 0-4-0 .899 3.86