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BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 13, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that defenseman Lawrence Pilut has undergone successful shoulder surgery. The procedure has an estimated recovery time of five to six months.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 8, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forwards Alexander Nylander and Victor Olofsson, and defenseman Lawrence Pilut to the Rochester Americans (AHL).


BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 24, 2019) — 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) re-joins the Sabres after appearing in 25 games with the team earlier in the season. In his first season in North America, Pilut has recorded six points (1+5) with the Sabres and added 26 points (4+22) in 28 AHL games. His plus-21 rating and his .93 points per game both rank second among all Rochester skaters in 2018-19.

A native of Tingsryd, Sweden, Pilut signed with the Sabres as a free agent in May of 2018 after being named the 2017-18 SHL Defenseman of the Year.

Post-Game Report: 1/8 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
1 0 0 1 21
0 5 0 5 33

Game Summary

Event Summary


Top Notes

  • The five-goal second period was Buffalo’s most prolific period at home since the Sabres scored five goals in the third period to earn a 5-1 win vs. Carolina on Nov. 28, 2009.
  • The Sabres had 14 players record a point in the second period. It tied the Sabres’ franchise record for most players with a point in a single period. The other instances were on Nov. 2, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay and Oct. 21, 2009 at Florida.
  • With the win, Buffalo improved to 14-5-3 at KeyBank Center this season.
  • C.J. Smith and Lawrence Pilut each scored their first NHL goals tonight. The game was the sixth time in franchise history in which two Sabres have recorded their first NHL goals in the same contest.
    • The last such game was April 6, 2018, when Casey Mittelstadt and Alexander Nylander each scored their first career goals at Tampa Bay.
    • Including tonight, four of the six instances saw players score their first NHL goals in the same period.
  • Jeff Skinner’s goal tonight was his 29th of the season and 23rd at even strength, giving him sole possession of the NHL lead in even-strength tallies.
    • Skinner now has six points (4+2) in his last six games against New Jersey.
  • Jake McCabe’s goal was the first shorthanded point of his career and gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Devils (2+1).


Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid L .848 5.01
Sabres Hutton W .952 1.00


Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid 13-12-6 .898 3.07
Sabres Hutton 14-12-3 .918 2.57


Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward C.J. Smith

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils defenseman Andy Greene

Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy


BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 16, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Brendan Guhle from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

After appearing in 18 games with the Sabres in 2017-18, Guhle (6’2”, 196 lbs., 7/29/1997) joins the Sabres for his first recall of the season. He has posted 13 points (3+10) through 25 AHL games with the Americans this season.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Guhle has totaled five assists in 21 career NHL games since being selected by the Sabres in the second round (51st overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.

In a corresponding move, the team has placed defenseman Lawrence Pilut on injured reserve.