A season-opening four-game home stand, two contests against the expansion Seattle Kraken and four meetings with the Toronto Maple Leafs are among the highlights of the 82-game 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres schedule the NHL released Thursday.
The Sabres open the campaign Oct. 14 against the Montreal Canadiens at KeyBank Center and also host the Arizona Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins before playing their first road game Oct. 23 versus the New Jersey Devils.
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The Sabres will play six preseason games, including three contests at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, prior to the 2021-22 NHL regular season, the team announced this afternoon.
The COVID-19 pandemic prevented NHL teams from playing any exhibition games prior to last season’s truncated 56-game schedule.
The Sabres will play every preseason game in an NHL arena for the first time since 2015.
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Thursday’s home game against the Washington Capitals wasn’t among 12 changes the NHL announced to the Buffalo Sabres’ schedule this morning.
On Tuesday, the NHL postponed four Sabres games through Monday. Sabres coach Ralph Krueger tested positive for COVID-19 this week and five players have been added to the league’s COVID-19 protocol-related absences list.
The Sabres’ training facilities are closed until further notice.
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When the Buffalo Sabres open their 2020-21 schedule on Jan. 14 at home against the Washington Capitals, it will start a trend for the abbreviated 56-game season.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the NHL to limit travel, meaning teams will be staying in cities for multiple days and playing series against one opponent.
The Sabres’ opener kicks off a two-game set at KeyBank Center. They also host Washington the next night.
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Four new NHL divisions, including one comprised entirely of Canadian teams. A 56-game schedule. The Stanley Cup awarded in July.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ravaging the United States and Canada, forced the NHL and NHL Players’ Association to make some major changes for the 2020-21 season.
The Buffalo Sabres, for example, have temporarily been shifted to the new East Division, a group of eight teams that normally play in the Atlantic and Metropolitan.... Read the full article
In a best-case scenario, the NHL could restart its season in the second week of May, the league announced today.
Of course, that timeline could be overly optimistic. The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the NHL to suspend its season indefinitely Thursday, is a fluid situation.
Just days ago, the NHL was hopeful players could soon resume small group workouts.... Read the full article
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the NHL to suspend its season indefinitely today.
The league announced the decision following a conference call with its Board of Governors and less than a day after the NBA suspended its season after one its players tested positive for coronavirus.
“In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is ... Read the full article
BUFFALO – The Sabres will open their main training camp Sept. 12, when veterans report for physicals and testing, then hold their first on-ice sessions a day later at KeyBank Center, the team announced today.
The Sabres’ first camp under new coach Ralph Krueger will be a little different than past years. Most of camp will be held at KeyBank Center instead of Harborcenter, the team’s practice facility. Only three sessions – Sept. 15, 16 ... Read the full article
The Buffalo Sabres’ commemorative 50th anniversary jersey has been unveiled.
The white alternate “Golden Jersey” the Sabres released this morning “pays homage to the past and celebrates 50 years of NHL hockey in Buffalo,” according to the team.
It will be worn 13 times at home during the 2019-20 season.
The jersey features the Sabres’ regular logo in fluorescent gold and navy blue. Five stripes – four gold and one navy – adorn the sleeves ... Read the full article
The Buffalo Sabres will make five appearances on national television during the 2019-20 season, the NHL announced today.
Friday, Nov. 8 vs. Tampa Bay, NBC Sports Network, 2 p.m. (Global Series)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 versus St. Louis, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Toronto, NBCSN, 7 p.m.... Read the full article