Shaone Morrisonn played 62 games for the Sabres in 2010-11. ©2012, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Former Sabres defenseman Morrisonn signs with KHL club

BUFFALO – Former Sabres defenseman Shaone Morrisonn, banished to the AHL Rochester Americans last season as a salary cap casualty, has signed a one-year contract with Spartak Moscow of the KHL, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The 29-year-old would’ve become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

After inking a two-year, $4.15 million contract, Morrisonn played 62 games with the Sabres during an injury-filled 2010-11 campaign, compiling one goal, five points, 32 penalty minutes and a ... Read the full article

The Sabres acquired Jochen Hecht nearly 10 years ago. ©2012, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Jochen Hecht likely finished with Sabres

BUFFALO – Jochen Hecht said when the symptoms of another concussion began hitting him following the morning skate Jan. 24 in New Jersey, he lost it, he “was gone.”

The German’s third head injury in 10 months left him fearing for his career.

“I cried. I didn’t know what’s going to happen,” the longest-tenured Sabre recalled Monday, his eyes welling up with tears during what could’ve been his farewell chat with the Buffalo media. “It ... Read the full article