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The Sabres have announced the following roster moves:

Recalled To Buffalo
F Curtis Lazar
C Jean-Sebastien Dea
D Lawrence Pilut

Assigned to Rochester (AHL)
F Victor Olofsson
D Henri Jokiharju

Placed on Injured Reserve
D Zach Bogosian
D Matt Hunwick
D Brandon Montour
G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen


The Sabres have assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL):

Forward Remi Elie
Forward Curtis Lazar
Forward Scott Wilson
Defenseman Casey Nelson


The Sabres have placed the following players on waivers:
Forward Remi Elie
Forward Curtis Lazar
Forward Scott Wilson
Defenseman Casey Nelson

The Sabres have assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL):
Forward Rasmus Asplund
Forward Tage Thompson
Defenseman Lawrence Pilut


BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Curtis Lazar to a one-year contract with an AAV of $700,000.


Lazar (6’0”, 205 lbs., 2/2/1995) has spent the last two full seasons as a member of Calgary’s organization after the Flames acquired him from the Ottawa Senators in March 2017. In parts of five seasons for the Flames and Senators, Lazar has recorded 51 points (15+36) in 246 career NHL games.

Drafted by the Senators in the first round (17th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Lazar was a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings teams that captured WHL titles in 2012 and 2014 and a Memorial Cup in 2014. The Salmon Arm, British Columbia native also represented Canada at two IIHF World Junior Championships, including in 2015 when he captained the team and tied for the tournament lead with five goals en route to a gold medal.

Post-Game Report: 10/8 vs. OTT

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
1 1 1  – 3 22
0 1 0  – 1 27

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Nine players made their Sabres debuts tonight: Carlo Colaiacovo, Jack Eichel, Cody Franson, Chad Johnson, Evander Kane, David Legwand, Robin Lehner, Jamie McGinn, Ryan O’Reilly
    • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this the most players the Sabres have ever had make their debuts in a season-opener and the most since seven did so in 1986-87 (Christian Ruuttu, Clark Gillies, Jim Korn, Ken Priestlay, Scott Arniel, Shawn Anderson, Wilf Paiement).
    • Eichel became the ninth 18-year-old ever to dress for the Sabres and the sixth to do so in a season-opener. The Sabres have no had an 18-year-old in the opening day lineup in four straight seasons (2014-15: Sam Reinhart; 2013-14: Rasmus Ristolainen; 2012-13: Mikhail Grigorenko).
  • With his goal, Eichel became the third-youngest player in Sabres history to score in his debut and the second-youngest player ever to score in a Sabres season-opener.
  • The Sabres have now had a newly acquired player score in four of the last five season-openers (2013-14: Zemgus Girgensons, 2012-13: Steve Ott, 2011-12: Ville Leino).
  • Starting goaltender Robin Lehner left tonight’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 24-17-4 in season-openers and 10-7-1 all-time in the team’s first game with a new head coach.
  • An explanation of the coach’s challenge that overturned the Sabres’ second goal can be found here: http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=41758
  • Tonight’s Attendance: 19,070

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Senators head coach Dave Cameron

Senators forward Kyle Turris

Senators forward Curtis Lazar

Senators goaltender Craig Anderson