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SABRES RELEASE 2018 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 11, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the roster for the team’s training camp, which begins Thursday, Sept. 13, when players are scheduled to report for testing and physicals.

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

Beginning Friday, Sept. 14, the team’s practice sessions at Harborcenter will be open to the public, with practices broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.

The Sabres will then open their preseason slate of games on Monday, Sept. 17, when the team takes on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. in Columbus. Buffalo then returns home the following night for a 7 p.m. faceoff at KeyBank Center against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The schedule for the first four days of training camp is below. All practice times are subject to change.

Schedule for first week of camp:

Thursday, Sept. 13

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. 14

Session one: 9:45 – 10:20 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink) / 10:25 – 11:15 a.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Session two: 11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (New Wave Energy Rink) / 12:25 – 1:15 p.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Saturday, Sept. 15

Session one: 9:45 – 10:20 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink) / 10:25 – 11:15 a.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Session two: 11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (New Wave Energy Rink) / 12:25 – 1:15 p.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Sunday, Sept. 16

Practice: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. (Both rinks)

Scrimmage: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (KeyBank Rink)

SABRES MAKE PROSPECTS CHALLENGE TRANSACTIONS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 10, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has returned Cole Coskey (Saginaw – OHL), Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound – OHL), Oskari Laaksonen (Ilves – SM-liiga) and Nicholas Welsh (St. Mary’s University – CIS) to their respective clubs.

The team has also assigned Pascal Aquin, Arvin Atwal, Tobie Bisson, Judd Peterson and Myles Powell to Rochester for the Americans’ training camp.

SABRES ANNOUNCE FULL ROSTER FOR 2018 PROSPECTS CHALLENGE

BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 4, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team’s full roster for the Prospects Challenge, which will run from Sept. 7 to 10 at Harborcenter.

**Buffalo’s Prospects Challenge roster can be found here.** 

The Sabres will be joined by the Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins to compete in a round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating teams will each play three games during the course of the event, which will be held entirely at Harborcenter.

Tickets for the games are $10 and are available for purchase in person at the KeyBank Center Box Office, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online at Sabres.com.

A full game schedule for the Prospects Challenge is below:

Friday, Sept. 7

  • Pittsburgh vs. Boston, 3:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

 Saturday, Sept. 8

  • New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo vs. Boston, 7 p.m.

 Monday, Sept. 10

  • Boston vs. New Jersey, 9:30 a.m.
  • Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m.

TRAINING CAMP SET TO OPEN SEPT. 13

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 28, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will open its main training camp on Thursday, Sept. 13, when veteran players are scheduled to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 14, the team’s practice sessions at Harborcenter will be open to the public, with practices broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.

The Sabres will then open their preseason slate of games on Monday, Sept. 17, when the team takes on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. in Columbus. Buffalo then returns home the following night for a 7 p.m. faceoff at KeyBank Center against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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

Schedule for first week of camp:

Thursday, Sept. 13

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. 14

Session one: 9:45 – 10:20 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink) / 10:25 – 11:15 a.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Session two: 11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (New Wave Energy Rink) / 12:25 – 1:15 p.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Saturday, Sept. 15

Session one: 9:45 – 10:20 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink) / 10:25 – 11:15 a.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Session two: 11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (New Wave Energy Rink) / 12:25 – 1:15 p.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Sunday, Sept. 16

Practice: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. (Both rinks)

Scrimmage: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (KeyBank Rink)

SABRES ACQUIRE SKINNER FROM HURRICANES

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 2, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Skinner (5’11”, 200 lbs., 5/16/1992) joins the Sabres after spending his first eight NHL seasons with the Hurricanes. In his 579 career games, he has totaled 379 points (204+175), scoring the 20th-most goals in the NHL during that span and tying for 10th-most at even strength (159).

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Skinner recorded 49 points (24+25) in 82 games last season, topping the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in his career. He finished the season tied for 12th among all NHL players with 89 goals during the last three seasons and tied for seventh with 74 even-strength goals during that same span.

Skinner was selected by Carolina in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. In his first season, he topped the 30-goal mark for the first of three times in his career, earning a Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie.