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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.

SABRES CLAIM CAGGIULA OFF WAIVERS

The Sabres have claimed forward Drake Caggiula off of waivers.


Highlights:

  • Has totaled 83 points (42+41) in 249 career games with the Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes.
  • Set a career high in points (23) and tied his career high in assists (11) during the 2018-19 season with the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks.
  • Played four years of collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota where he totaled 127 points (62+65) in 162 games. Won the 2016 NCAA National Championship with the Fighting Hawks and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.