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Sabres’ Kyle Okposo diagnosed with another concussion

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has sustained his third concussion in less than three years. The team announced the diagnosis on its Twitter account Tuesday, a day after Okposo was sent home for follow-up medical tests. The ...

Sabres’ Okposo sent home 3 days after being punched in face

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been sent home for further medical evaluation three days after being punched in the face during a fight with the New York Rangers' Tony DeAngelo. Coach Phil Housley gave no details on Okposo's condition in providing the update after ...

Schneider makes 34 saves, wins again as Devils beat Sabres

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After going more than 13 months between wins, Cory Schneider is on a winning streak. So are the New Jersey Devils. Schneider made 34 saves to pick up his second win in three days and Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists as the Devils ...

Teravainen OT goal lifts Hurricanes to 6-5 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tired as he felt, Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen wasn't going to pass up a chance to score on a breakaway in overtime. Gathering a loose puck at the right boards in his own end after Buffalo's Jack Eichel shot high and wide of the ...

Reinhart scores to give Sabres 5-4 shootout win over Wild

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres coach Phil Housley could overlook the blown leads and the defensive miscues. What mattered more was how Buffalo persevered behind goalie Linus Ullmark's 41 saves and forward Sam Reinhart capping a two-point game by scoring the ...

Buffalo coach Leipold agrees to 5-year contract extension

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold has agreed to a five-year contract extension following a season in which the Bulls won a school-record 10 games and made their third bowl appearance. Leipold completed his fourth season in Buffalo, and the extension runs ...

Patrick Kane leads Blackhawks in 7-3 rout of Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Upon failing to reach the 900-point plateau in Chicago before the Blackhawks opened a three-game road trip, Patrick Kane couldn't think of a second-best place to do so than during his annual Buffalo homecoming. "You come here and you do ...

Buffalo art gallery exhibit honors late Buffalo Bills owner

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo art gallery's latest exhibit honors the late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. "Humble and Human" is a collaboration between the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and the Detroit Institute of Arts in Wilson's home state of Michigan. Gallery ...

NHL to celebrate Black History Month for 1st time

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer The NHL will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, shifting its focus in February from its wide-ranging "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign to emphasize racial diversity in the sport. The league and NHL Players' Association will announce the joint ...

Empire State Winter Games torch relay in home stretch

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The torch relay for the Empire State Winter Games is in the home stretch. This year's relay began last Sunday and is split into two segments, one coming east from Buffalo and one heading north from New York City. Barring weather delays, runners on the two routes ...

Bishop’s shutout, Benn’s goal help Stars beat Sabres 1-0

DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop was so solid in net it didn't matter that the Dallas Stars were held under two goals for the fifth time in six games. Jamie Benn scored in the first period and Bishop stopped 30 shots to help Dallas beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Wednesday night. "As the game ...

Sheary scores in 3rd to lift Sabres over Blue Jackets 5-4

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A long midseason break apparently was just what Conor Sheary needed. Coming back from a bye week followed by the All-Star weekend, the Buffalo Sabres forward was ready, ending an 11-game goal drought with the winner Tuesday ...

A Tale of Two Arenas: Islanders fans prefer the Coliseum

By VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Barclays Center is newer, sleeker and has the better food options. Nassau Coliseum has the history. With the New York Islanders splitting their home games between the two arenas this season, their fans have always been clear about their ...

Bills re-sign Ferguson; hire assistant offensive line coach

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have re-signed long snapper Reid Ferguson to a three-year contract and hired Terry Heffernan as an assistant offensive line coach. Ferguson was an exclusive rights free agent and returns for a fourth season with Buffalo upon signing the contract ...

Demko makes 36 saves for Canucks in 4-3 win over Sabres

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko was nervous before stepping on the ice. It sure didn't show. The 23-year-old goalie made 36 saves in his second NHL game, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. "An opportunity for me," Demko ...

Limited role leaves Sabres’ Beaulieu open to being traded

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu is concerned with his lack of playing time and would prefer being traded if his role doesn't change in Buffalo, the player's agent told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Kent Hughes said that while he ...

Jack Eichel scores in OT to lift Sabres past Flames, 4-3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jack Eichel battled through some misfortune before scoring the overtime winner for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Seconds after putting a backhand off the post, Buffalo's captain rifled a low shot past Dave Rittich, on the ...

‘Dinosaur’ defensemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer When John Tortorella compares Brooks Orpik to a creature that went extinct 65 million years ago, he means it affectionately. "He's a little bit of a dinosaur because he hits, and there isn't a lot of hitting in this game," Tortorella said. Yet there's ...

Bills re-sign linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to 1-year deal

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have re-signed veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to a one-year contract. The signing Wednesday comes as no surprise after both sides ended the season openly discussing the likelihood of the 35-year-old returning for ...

Bills offer special teams job to Heath Farwell

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with discussions confirms the Buffalo Bills have offered their special teams coordinator's job to Carolina Panthers assistant Heath Farwell. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on the condition of ...