Thomas Vanek and the Sabres will have 70 games aired on MSG next season. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres to appear on NBC 12 times in 2013-14; Traverse City roster announced

BUFFALO – MSG will televise 70 Sabres games in 2013-14, while NBC or NBC Sports Network will broadcast the other 12, the team announced today.

Ten games will air on NBC Sports Network. The other two will air on NBC or NBC Sports Network as part of the flex schedule.

The scheduled NBC games:

  • Oct. 2 at Detroit, 8:00 (NBCSN)
  • Oct. 8 vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 (NBCSN)
  • Oct. 14 vs. Minnesota, 7:30 (NBCSN)
  • Oct. 23 vs. Boston, 8:00 (NBCSN)
  • Jan. 14 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 (NBCSN)
  • Jan. 27 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 (NBCSN)
  • Jan. 28 vs. Washington, 7:30 (NBCSN)
  • Feb. 5 vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 (NBCSN)
  • Feb. 26 vs. Boston, 7:30 (NBCSN)
  • March 3 at Dallas, 8:00 (NBCSN)
  • March 9 vs. Chicago, 7:30 (NBC/NBCSN flex)
  • April 6 at Philadelphia, 7:30 (NBC/NBCSN flex)

The NHL Network will air the Sabres’ Oct. 12 contest against Chicago.

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The Sabres officially announced today they will be participating in the eight-team NHL Prospect Tournament Sept. 5-9 in Traverse City, Mich. They won the tournament in 2011.

Notable names on the Sabres’ 24-man roster include: 2011 first-round pick Joel Armia; 2012 first-rounders Mikhail Grigorenko and Zemgus Girgensons; 2010 first-rounder Mark Pysyk; 2013 first-rounders Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov.

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The Sabres’ Dec. 27 contest in Toronto has been moved to 7:30 p.m.

Related: Sabres’ 2013-14 schedule features familiar faces, fewer back-to-backs

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