Jack Eichel wants Buffalo to trade him. ©2021, Micheline Veluvolu

Reports: Sabres captain Jack Eichel fires longtime agent, hires Pat Brisson

Injured Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel has fired his longtime agent, Peter Fish, and hired Pat Brisson to represent him, according to reports.

The news, first reported by Sportsnet’s Elliott Friedman, comes less than a month before NHL training camps are scheduled to open. Right now, the Sabres and Eichel, who wants to be traded, are at a standstill over how to treat the herniated disc in his neck.

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Will Butcher has represented Team USA. ©2021, Dan Hickling

In Will Butcher, Sabres add intriguing talent to blue line for nothing

BUFFALO – As NHL general managers scramble to make offseason moves and fit fat contracts under the $81.5 million flat salary cap, they’ve been gifting talented, high-priced players and draft picks to teams willing to accept big money.

Prior to free agency, the Chicago Blackhawks acquired a combined $12 million cap hit in goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and forward Tyler Johnson.

For the 2020-21 Vezina Trophy winner and a regular on the past two Stanley Cup ... Read the full article

John Hayden began his career in Chicago. ©2021, TNS

Sabres add forward depth, sign John Hayden to one-year contract

The Sabres added more depth to their bottom-six forward group today, signing John Hayden to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Hayden, 26, is the ninth player the Sabres have inked since free agency opened Wednesday.

The 6-foot-3, 223-pound Hayden spent last season with the Arizona Coyotes, recording two goals and five points in 29 games.... Read the full article