Pierre Turgeon joined the Kings prior to the season. ©2018, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Former Sabres star Pierre Turgeon enjoying coaching gig

BUFFALO – For 19 seasons, as Pierre Turgeon moved around the NHL, piling up points in a prolific career that could someday land him in the Hall of Fame, everything revolved around him. So when the former Sabres center retired, he devoted himself to his family.

“When you play hockey, it’s all about your career, you’re moving,” Turgeon, a first-year assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings, told the Times Herald on Friday. “Next thing ... Read the full article

Robin Lehner makes a save on Los Angeles' Nate Thompson Saturday afternoon. ©2018, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Disinterested Sabres implode early against Kings

BUFFALO – The NHL trade deadline hits in eight days, and based on the feeble effort given in Saturday afternoon’s ugly 4-2 loss, some Sabres are waiting for the phone to ring.

Clearly, some players want to get the heck out of town.

Against a Los Angeles Kings team that had lost three straight games, the Sabres showcased nothing early on, falling behind 1-0 while getting outshot 19-8 in the first period.... Read the full article

Alex Iaffalo signed as a free agent with Los Angeles. ©2018, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Sabres notes: Buffalo homecoming special for Eden’s Alex Iafallo

BUFFALO – The bus carrying family and friends from The Towne House, the tavern Alex Iafallo’s parents, Barb and Tom, own and operate in Hamburg, to KeyBank Center on Saturday was missing two notable passengers.

Eden natives Barb and Tom Iafallo.

Instead of watching Alex face the Sabres in his first NHL game in Buffalo, the Iafallos were in Columbus, Ohio, because their daughter, Julianna, a forward on the Ohio State women’s hockey team, was ... Read the full article

Anaheim's Rickard Rakell scores on Robin Lehner on Feb. 6. ©2018, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Sabres goalie Robin Lehner to start against Kings

BUFFALO – Fresh off a strong 33-save effort, Sabres goalie Robin Lehner will start this afternoon’s tilt against the Los Angeles Kings.

Lehner, who struggled in Sunday’s 5-4 loss to Colorado, rebounded nicely in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss in Ottawa.

“It’s good to see him bounce back,” Sabres coach Phil Housley said inside KeyBank Center. “In that game, if it wasn’t for Robin, we wouldn’t have been in the game. He made some key saves, ... Read the full article

Kyle Okposo (21) skates away from Calgary's Troy Brouwer last season. ©2018, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Kyle Okposo piling up points

BUFFALO – Late in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss, Sabres defenseman Casey Nelson stymied a rush and quickly dished the puck up to winger Kyle Okposo.

Okposo then zoomed through the neutral zone and into the high slot when he noticed center Evan Rodrigues streaking down the right wing.

“I saw that their D was kind of shading over toward (Evander Kane), so I just tried to take the middle,” Okposo explained Friday. “I was ... Read the full article

Matt Moulon (26) fights off Boston's Anton Blihd last season. ©2017, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Matt Moulson clears waivers, sent to Ontario Reign

BUFFALO – As expected, winger Matt Moulson cleared waivers today, meaning the Sabres will likely send him to the Rochester Americans.

The NHL’s worst team waived the graying Moulson, 34, on Monday. The veteran compiled zero points and a minus-9 rating in 14 appearances this season.

Moulson hasn’t played in the AHL since 2008-09. He’s in the fourth season of a five-year, $25 million contract.... Read the full article

Jordan Nolan has won two Stanley Cups. ©2017, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Sabres claim Jordan Nolan off waivers

BUFFALO – The Sabres claimed forward Jordan Nolan off waivers today from the Los Angeles Kings.

Nolan, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, is the son of former Sabres coach Ted Nolan.

The 6-foot-3, 219-pound Jordan Nolan has mostly been a fourth-liner or depth player with the Kings, who drafted him in the seventh round, 186th overall, in 2009.

“We’re happy to bring Jordan into the mix,” Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said in a statement. ... Read the full article

Taylor Fedun has played 25 NHL games this season. ©2017, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres recall Taylor Fedun to replace Justin Falk

The Buffalo Sabres today recalled defenseman Taylor Fedun to replace Justin Falk, who recently bruised his calf blocking a shot, coach Dan Bylsma told reporters in California.

Fedun, 28, played 25 games with the Sabres earlier this season, compiling seven assists. The Princeton product has five goals and 23 points in 29 appearances with the AHL Rochester Americans.

The Sabres will also be without winger Justin Bailey for tonight’s road tilt against the ... Read the full article

Jack Eichel (15) stickhandles past Los Angeles' Kyle Clifford on Tuesday. ©2016, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Ryan O’Reilly ignites Sabres in comeback win over Kings

BUFFALO – For almost 30 minutes Tuesday, KeyBank Center felt like, well, just about every other Sabres home game this season.

The 18,375 fans barely made a peep as the home team, as it often does, generated little offense and fell behind 2-0 to the Los Angeles Kings.

Those goals irked Ryan O’Reilly, especially the first one, a nifty score in which Kings star Anze Kopitar blew by the Sabres center.

“I was just getting ... Read the full article

Jordan Nolan understands he's a role model. ©2016, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres notes: Kings’ Jordan Nolan speaks up about Standing Rock

BUFFALO – As a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Los Angeles Kings, Jordan Nolan’s hockey fame has brought him some influence in the First Nations community.

“We’re in a position where a lot of young Native men look up to us,” Nolan said Tuesday prior to the Sabres’ 6-3 win against the Kings inside KeyBank Center. “We’re role models, so I think we have to take that pretty seriously.”

So Nolan, 27, and teammate ... Read the full article