Category Archives: News Release

SABRES RECALL BAILEY FROM AMERKS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 15, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Justin Bailey from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Bailey (6’4”, 214 lbs., 7/1/1995) currently leads the Amerks with two goals and is tied for the team lead with a plus-2 rating through three games in 2017-18. Last season, the Williamsville, New York native ranked third among Rochester skaters with 23 goals and finished the campaign with 36 points (23+13) in 52 AHL contests.

Buffalo’s second-round pick (52nd overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, Bailey has registered four points (2+2) in 40 career NHL games for the Sabres during the last two seasons.

In a corresponding move, the Sabres have placed defenseman Zach Bogosian on injured reserve.

SABRES ACQUIRE REDMOND FROM MONTREAL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 4, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired defenseman Zach Redmond from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Nicolas Deslauriers. Redmond will report to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Redmond (6’2”, 212 lbs., 7/26/1988) split time between Montreal and the St. John’s IceCaps (AHL) in his first season with the Canadiens organization in 2016-17, posting five assists in 16 NHL games and 18 points (4+14) in 26 games with the IceCaps.

Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round (184th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Redmond has appeared in parts of five NHL seasons, totaling 38 points (9+29) and a plus-11 rating in 130 games with Montreal, the Colorado Avalanche and the Winnipeg Jets. He has recorded 100 points (29+71) in 190 career regular-season AHL games, adding 19 points (4+15) in 35 AHL postseason contests.

A native of Traverse City, Michigan, Redmond also represented the United States at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship, helping the team earn a bronze medal.

SABRES, EICHEL AGREE TO TERMS ON EXTENSION

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 3, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has agreed to terms with forward Jack Eichel on an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value (AAV) of $10 million.

Eichel (6’2”, 206 lbs., 10/28/1996) led the Sabres with 57 points (24+33) in 61 games during the 2016-17 season, also finishing 11th in the NHL with 0.93 points per game and leading the league with 4.1 shots per game. In leading the Sabres in points, Eichel became just the fourth player in franchise history to lead the team in points before turning 21, joining Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Pierre Turgeon.

Since entering the NHL in 2015-16, Eichel ranks second among Sabres players with 113 points (48+65) in 142 career games. In his career, the Sabres are 41-21-6 when he records a point and 22-5-1 when he records at least two points in a game.

SABRES ASSIGN MALONE, NYLANDER TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 3, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forwards Sean Malone and Alexander Nylander to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

The Sabres now have 25 players (14 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders) on their training camp roster.

SABRES TRIM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY FOUR

BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 30, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forward Justin Bailey to the Rochester Americans (AHL). The Sabres have also assigned forward Nicolas Deslauriers and defenseman Taylor Fedun to Rochester, pending waivers.

The team also announced that defenseman Cody Goloubef has been released from his professional tryout.

The Sabres now have 27 players (16 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders) on their training camp roster.