Category Archives: News Release

SABRES RECALL PILUT FROM ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 21, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Pilut (5’11”, 187 lbs., 12/30/1995) joins the Sabres in the midst of a seven-game point streak with Rochester (1+8) that has propelled him into a tie for the AHL lead with 22 points (3+19) in his first 15 AHL games. He is also tied for second in the league with a plus-16 rating and has gone without a point in just two of his 15 games this season.

The Tingsryd, Sweden native signed with the Sabres as a free agent in May following a career year with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League that culminated in his selection as the 2017-18 SHL Defenseman of the Year.

In a corresponding move, the team has placed forward Patrik Berglund on injured reserve.

SABRES ACQUIRE DRAFT PICK FROM STARS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 10, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Taylor Fedun.

Fedun appeared in 34 games for the Sabres during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, recording eight assists and 18 penalty minutes.

SABRES ASSIGN MALONE TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 6, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forward Sean Malone to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

SABRES INK PEKAR TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 17, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Matej Pekar to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Buffalo selected Pekar (6’0”, 173 lbs., 2/2/2000) in the fourth round (94th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft in June. Through the first 10 games of his OHL career with the Barrie Colts, Pekar ranks second on the team with six goals and fourth among Colts players with 11 points.

Before joining Barrie, Pekar was named USHL Rookie of the Year in 2017-18 after he tied for the rookie league lead with 54 points (14+40) in 56 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. His 40 assists led his team and ranked fourth among all USHL players. A native of Turnov, Czech Republic, Pekar also represented his country twice last season, helping the Czechs finish second at both the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championship

SABRES ASSIGN TENNYSON TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 16, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned defenseman Matt Tennyson to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

The team has also activated defenseman Zach Bogosian from injured reserve.