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The Buffalo Sabres organization mourns the passing of John Muckler.

The five-time Stanley Cup champion was a fixture for the team during the 1990s, serving as head coach from 1991 to 1995 and general manager from 1993 to 1997.

Our thoughts are with John’s family and friends during this difficult time.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 28, 2020) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the roster and schedule for the team’s training camp, which begins Thursday, Dec. 31, when players are scheduled to report for testing and physicals. Training camp will be held exclusively at KeyBank Center. A select number of players will be available to the media on Zoom following each on-ice session and Head Coach Ralph Krueger will be available on Zoom after the first on-ice session every day.

**The full training camp roster is available here (PDF).**

Training Camp Schedule
All practice times subject to change

Thursday, Dec. 31
Players report for testing and physicals.
No media availability this day

Friday, Jan. 1
Gold Group: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Blue Group: 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 2
Gold Group: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Blue Group: 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 3
Gold Group: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Blue Group: 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 4
Blue vs. Gold scrimmage: 1 p.m.
No morning skate this day

Tuesday, Jan. 5
Day Off 

Wednesday, Jan. 6
Gold Group: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Blue Group: 2:30 to 4 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 7
Gold Group: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Blue Group: 2:30 to 4 p.m. 

Friday, Jan. 8
Gold Group: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Blue Group: 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 9
Gold Group Morning Skate: 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Blue Group Morning Skate: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Blue vs. Gold scrimmage: 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 10
Practice: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 11
Day Off

Tuesday, Jan. 12
Practice: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 13
Practice: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


The Sabres have signed forward Casey Mittelstadt to a one-year contract worth $874,125.


  • Split time between Buffalo and Rochester (AHL) in his second full professional season in 2019-20.
  • Appeared in 36 games with the Americans in 2019-20, ranking third on the team with .69 points per game.
  • Helped lead the United States to a bronze medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, earning tournament MVP honors after recording 11 points (4+7) in seven games.


The Sabres have signed forward Jack Quinn to a three-year, entry-level contract.


  • Was selected by the Sabres with the eighth overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
  • Ranked second in the OHL with 52 goals last season, joining Alex DeBrincat, Arthur Kaliyev and Jeff Skinner as just the fourth OHL player in the past 10 years to score at least 50 goals in his draft season.
  • Tied for the OHL lead with 34 even-strength goals and tied for eighth in the league with 89 points in 2019-20, helping the 67’s to a league-best 50-11-1 record.


The Sabres have signed goaltender Dustin Tokarski to a two-year contract with an AAV of $725,000.


  • Has played 11 AHL seasons since being drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008, also appearing in 34 games during parts of six NHL seasons with the Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens and the Anaheim Ducks.
  • Joined the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) in February 2019 and finished the regular season with a 7-0-0 record with the team before going 5-0 with a .935 save percentage in the playoffs to win his second Calder Cup.
  • In addition to his professional accolades, has also won a WHL Championship, a Memorial Cup and a gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship.