Amid banter, NHL officials get refresher course at camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lunch is over and before the next session of game film study begins, the jokes start flying among the 80-plus referees and linesmen assembled in a downtown hotel ballroom. ...

Bettman tells AP: NHL in mediation on concussion lawsuit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman tells The Associated Press the league is complying with a judge's order by entering mediation with former players in a bid to settle a concussion law...

Sabres' Eichel focuses on keeping fiery emotions in check

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Breaking sticks, icy stares and one-word answers made out of frustration have done nothing to transform the Sabres into contenders during center Jack Eichel's three seasons in Buf...

Skinner focused on Sabres, not contract after being traded

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Jeff Skinner says contract talks can wait while he focuses on familiarizing himself with his new teammates and surroundings after being traded to the Buffalo Sabres. ...

Sabres acquire Jeff Skinner in trade with Hurricanes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres acquired forward Jeff Skinner in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes in a move that continues an offseason roster shake up for both teams. Th...

Leafs sign Ennis a week after he was bought out by Wild

Free-agent forward Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs a week after having the final year of his contract bought out by the Minnesota Wild. ...

Vegas' Karlsson among 43 NHLers seeking salary arbitration

Vegas forward William Karlsson is among 43 NHL players seeking salary arbitration after he finished third in the NHL in scoring with the expansion Golden Knights last season. Two mor...

Senators assistant GM seeks dismissal of harassment charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer representing Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee tells The Associated Press he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment char...

Neal signs 5-year, $28.75 million contract with Flames

The Calgary Flames have landed the top free agent still on the market, signing forward James Neal to a five-year, $28.75 million contract. The Flames announced the deal Monday, a day...

Sabres GM fails to rule out possibility of trading O'Reilly

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On a day the Sabres addressed goaltending depth in free agency, the focus of attention remains on center Ryan O'Reilly's long-term future in Buffalo. General man...

AP source: Thomas Vanek expected to sign with Red Wings

A person with direct knowledge of discussions tells The Associated Press that veteran forward Thomas Vanek is expected to sign with the Detroit Red Wings once the NHL's free agency period opens. ...

Dahlin shows he's no fluke during Sabres prospects camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Victor Olofsson had never heard of Rasmus Dahlin until encountering the then-16-year-old defenseman during their first practice together with Frolunda in Sweden two years ...

AP source: Blues goalie Hutton expected to sign with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton is expected to sign with the Buffalo Sabres once the NHL's free-agency period opens Sunday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the...

So long, Sid: Sheary eager to play with Eichel in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — See ya, Sid. Hello, Jack Eichel. Once the shock of being traded wore off, Conor Sheary put aside his past of playing alongside Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney...

Sabres acquire Sheary, Hunwick in trade with Penguins

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is drawing from his championship past in Pittsburgh to provide a boost in Buffalo. The Sabres improved their top-six forwa...