BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 19, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that forward Patrik Berglund has been placed on unconditional wavers with the intent to terminate his contract. There will be no further information or comment at this time.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 15, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that forward Patrik Berglund has been suspended indefinitely by the organization due to failure to report to the team. There will be no further information or comment at this time.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forwards Tage Thompson, Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Sobotka, as well as a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Ryan O’Reilly.
Thompson (6’5”, 201 lbs., 10/30/1997) was St. Louis’ first-round pick (26th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut for the Blues in 2017-18, recording nine points (3+6) in 41 games. In 46 career AHL games for the Chicago Wolves and San Antonio Rampage, the forward has recorded 20 points (9+11) and added three points (2+1) in 10 AHL playoff contests.
Internationally, Thompson captured a gold medal with Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, where he scored a goal and added four assists in seven games. He also won bronze with the United States at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
A 10-year NHL veteran, Berglund (6’4”, 219 lbs., 6/2/1988) has recorded 322 points (168+154) in 694 NHL games, all with the Blues. The Västerås, Sweden native has amassed 10 or more goals in each of his 10 seasons and has reached the 20-goal mark three times. During his career, Berglund has also added 26 points (10+16) in 60 career playoff games.
Sobotka (5’10”, 184 lbs., 7/2/1987) joins the Sabres after recording a career-high 11 goals last season, after finishing his campaign with 31 points (11+20) in 81 games. The nine-year NHL veteran has tallied 155 points (47+108) in 463 career regular-season games. He also has 18 points (5+13) in 51 career playoff contests, including a playoff career-high six points (2+4) in 11 games during the 2016-17 playoffs.