Buffalo Sabres Send 4 Down, Bring Weber Off IR

Oct 28, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Steve Ott (9) celebrates his goal with center Mikhail Grigorenko (25) during the second period against the Dallas Stars at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres new president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine announced today that the Sabres would be sending four players out of the NHL. The list of players hanging up their blue jersey consists of Mikhail Grigorenko, Rasmus Ristolainen, Johan Larsson, and Nikita Zadorov. Only three of these players are being sent to Rochester. Zadorov is going back to the OHL to play for the London Knights. Zadorov’s tweet explains it all.

 

New coach Ted Nolan said on Monday that he had a team that had too many young players on the roster. Mr. Nolan seems to be the kind of guy who likes to have a veteran squad rather than a fresh-faced squad. Three of these players are teenagers. The fourth teenager on his team is Zemgus Girgensons. The struggling Sabres have been held to a terrible 5-16-1 record in their first 22 games of the season. Hopefully this move will help the Sabres get off to a winning streak.

The Sabres also brought Mike Weber off of injured reserve. He has been out since October 25 with a thumb injury. He had put a tweet out through the Buffalo Sabres official Twitter at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

 

The Sabres haven’t had any luck this season. Maybe they will be able to change their season around with this big move. Only time will tell if this pays off, and it will take quite a bit of time. I feel for the fans of the Buffalo Sabres who are trying to stick through this season following their beloved team into a ditch. I hope they will be able to enjoy the rest of their season with the new changes.

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, Johan Larsson, Mike Weber, Mikhail Grigorenko, NHL, Nikita Zadorov, Rasmus Ristolainen

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  • davidmuscalo

    The playoffs are already out of reach (with 59 games left they would have to win more than 2/3′s of the remaining games to get into the playoffs), the Sabres could still have a respectable record by the end of the season if Ted Nolan can get them to play 0.500 hockey for the rest of the season.