Sabres’ Jason Pominville moving around lineup

‘“They can put me in any situation and I’ll go out there and try to work and battle do what I can do to help the team in any situation,” he said. “So I’m fine with playing wherever with whoever. I’ll bring the same thing I always do.”’ ★

Inside the NHL: Homecoming beckons for Wild’s Foligno and Ennis

‘”It’s going to be really weird,” Foligno said. “It will hit me when we land in Buffalo. You go down the highway to downtown and instead of living there and going to your place, we’re going to be going to the Marriott. That might be the biggest thing that will be weird but I’m excited […]

The Wraparound: Hurricanes 3, Sabres 1

‘The puck bounced off the stick of Sabres defenseman Justin Falk near his blue line, and the Hurricanes took advantage. Sebastian Aho swooped in for a breakaway, and he fired past goaltender Chad Johnson to make it 2-1 with 4:45 remaining.’ ★

Inside the Sabres: Moulson, Leino duke it out for title of worst contract

‘As fans know and Pegula’s accountants can attest, a ridiculous amount of money has been wasted in Sabreland since 2011. The long and inglorious contract list features Moulson and the bought-out trio of Leino, Cody Hodgson and Christian Ehrhoff. But which contract is the worst? It’s really, really close.’ ★

Mike Harrington: Twenty games in, Sabres have to get out of their own way

‘Through 20 games of their season, it is utterly baffling to comprehend where this team is. If Jason Botterill and Phil Housley thought over the summer they had the answers that Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma didn’t, they’ve quickly learned otherwise.’ ★

Sabres Notebook: Tributes for Hockey Fights Cancer; Nylander hit in return; Bogosian skating

‘”Cancer affects everyone,” Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella said. “I’m no exception. I lost my dad a couple years ago. It’s a special night for me.”‘ ★

With few players doing their jobs, Sabres’ plummet continues

‘”We’ve had our chances, but we definitely need to generate more offense,” said left wing Evander Kane, who scored his 11th goal. “A lot of that has to do with execution, a lot of that has to do with taking the puck to the net instead of playing along the perimeter. I think we play […]

★ Saturday’s Detroit Coverage

Red Wings stay hot at home, rattle Sabres (Detroit News) Krupa: Wings adopt Blashill’s speed game (Detroit News) Wings’ Witkowski, Blashill agree: Punishment didn’t fit the crime (Detroit News) Photo gallery (Detroit News) Repeatable, patient hockey paying off as Red Wings bank more points (Detroit Free Press) Detroit Red Wings stay solid at Little Caesars […]