Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Wednesday.
The slashing occurred midway through the second period of Tuesday night’s game between Buffalo and Pittsburgh which resulted in Scandella receiving a two-minute minor for slashing and Hornqvist receiving a minor for interference on Scandella on the same play.
Sabres Name Jack Eichel Captain
The Buffalo Sabres have named Jack Eichel team captain, becoming the 28th captain in franchise history and the first player to wear the ‘C’ since Brian Gionta did from 2014 to 2017, as the team did not name a captain last season.
Eichel signed an eight-year, $80-million contract extension last season and has led Buffalo in points each of the last 2 years.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) October 3, 2018
Predators Acquire Nick Baptiste from Sabres for Jack Dougherty
Baptiste appeared in 33 games for the Sabres last season, scoring 4 goals and notching 2 assists. Baptiste was Buffalo’s 2013 third-round draft pick.
Dougherty has played the past 2 seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville’s AHL affiliate team, where he registered 1 goal and picked up 11 assists over 63 games with the team last season.
Sabres Re-Sign Sam Reinhart
Reinhart set new career highs in games played (82), goals (25), points (50), power-play goals (12) and power-play points (21) during the 2017-18 regular season.
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