The National Anthem, sung by the crowd in Boston before tonight’s game.
Darcy Regier’s press conference.
The Buffalo Sabres have traded veteran defenseman Robyn Regehr to the LA Kings for a pair of second round draft picks.
The Sabres have sent Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a second round pick and a conditional fifth round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft.
The Buffalo Sabres today announced a new campaign aimed at preventing bullying. Follow the link to find out how to get involved: http://ow.ly/joSQt
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended for five games, without pay, for boarding New York Rangers forward Brad Richards during NHL Game No. 317 in New York on Sunday, March 3, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
Kaleta is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Based on his average annual salary, he will forfeit $76,219.25. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 3:28 of the third period. Kaleta was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind and game misconduct.
For a full explanation of the Department of Player Safety’s decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=212619
Lindy Ruff’s press conference.
Lindy Ruff just finished his news conference regarding his dismissal. We’ll have it up on here as soon as possible, for those who missed it.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday the team has fired head coach Lindy Ruff.
Darcy Regier made the announcement that Ruff had been relieved of his duties. No other information has been released, but the team will be speaking about the move later.
When the team was purchased by Terry Pegula two years ago, he stated at the time, “Lindy ain’t going nowhere.” But the multiple losses in the shortened NHL season may have changed his stance.
Ruff had been the Sabres head coach for more than 12 years. But he was never immune to criticism. Before being traded to the Dallas Stars, Derek Roy criticized Ruff for the head coach’s interviews with the media, where Ruff would often talk about players’ failings.
Ruff, the longest-tenured coach in the NHL, is also the all-time winningest coach in Sabres’ history.