Don Granato’s decision to cut back on workouts is paying off with the Sabers

St. PAUL, Minnesota – Don Granato didn’t need to investigate why the Buffalo Sabers had an uncharacteristic Monday performance against the Florida Panthers earlier this month. Granato saw all the signs of an exhausted team. The Swordsmen weren’t cutting bar-to-bar passes to save time and space on the ice at KeyBank Center. Turnovers led to … Read more

What we’re hearing about the Sabers’ Vinnie Hinostroza and Erik Portillo as the NHL trade deadline approaches

Buffalo, New York – The Buffalo Sabers The roster crisis creates a difficult situation for general manager Kevin Adams as the trade deadline approaches. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen He emerged as the No. 1 goaltender on the team, so the Sabers have had three goaltenders since then Eric Comrie He came back from his injury. But since … Read more

5 Dahlin points help the Sabers overtake the Wild in the OT

Buffalo – Victor Olofsson He scored his second goal of the game with 19 seconds left in overtime to give the Buffalo Sabers a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Wild at KeyBank Center on Saturday. Olofsson scored from a cross from the ice Peyton Crips in the right circle. “I think their guy kind of … Read more

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen forced the Sabers to consider a three-goal depth scheme

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen admitted uncertainty. Despite an impressive stretch of play that has included seven wins in his last eight games, Lokkonen doesn’t know how long it will take him to earn a spot with the Buffalo Sabers. The loss snapped America’s six-game winning streak. Eric Comrie, who the club signed on a two-year contact deal … Read more