- Today’s game was the seventh of 11 afternoon games for the Sabres this season; the next will be on Sunday, Feb. 21 vs. Pittsburgh.
- Today’s win was Buffalo’s first against Colorado since Dec. 4, 2005, a 6-4 win in Colorado. Their last home win against the Avalanche was a 3-2 overtime win on March 24, 2003.
- With his goal, Evander Kane now has seven points (6+1) in his last six home games, including five goals in the last four home games.
- Kane now has eight goals in his last 13 games overall.
- Sam Reinhart’s two-point day (1+1) improved him to six points (5+1) in his last six games.
- With two assists today, Ryan O’Reilly now has nine assists in his last seven games.
- Marcus Foligno scored an empty net goal for Buffalo and now has five points (4+1) in seven career games against the Avalanche.
Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Jack Eichel
Sabres forward Sam Reinhart
Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly
Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner
Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy
Avalanche forward Mikhail Grigorenko
Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 13, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL): Forwards Mikhail Grigorenko, Johan Larsson and Phil Varone; defenseman Chad Ruhwedel and goaltender Matt Hackett.
Schaller, Ruhwedel assigned to Amerks
BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 20, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team has also assigned forward Tim Schaller and defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to the Amerks.
Grigorenko (5/16/94, 6’3″, 211 lbs.) joins the Sabres for the sixth time this season, having recorded a goal and an assist in 13 NHL games so far this season. In Rochester, Grigorenko has appeared in 40 games in 2014-15 and has tallied 33 points (12+21). In 56 NHL games played with the Sabres through parts of three seasons, he has registered 10 points (4+6).
Drafted by the Sabres in the first round (12th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Grigorenko signed an entry-level contract with the club in July 2012.
Grigorenko, Makarov assigned to Amerks
BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 7, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled goaltender Matt Hackett from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also announced forward Mikhail Grigorenko and goaltender Andrey Makarov have been assigned to the Americans.
Hackett (6’2”, 171 lbs., 3/7/90) last played for the Sabres when he was with the team for a one-game recall on Jan. 26. With the Amerks this season, Hackett has posted a 7-4-1 record with a 2.72 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
The London, Ontario native appeared in eight games for the Sabres during the 2013-14 season, including a 35-save performance in his Sabres debut, a 3-1 win at Edmonton. Hackett has appeared in 22 NHL games in parts of three seasons with the Sabres and Minnesota Wild, compiling a .910 save percentage and a 2.89 goals-against average.
Hackett was drafted by Minnesota in the third round (77th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and acquired by the Sabres on April 3, 2013.