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NHL’s “Three Stars” For The Week Announced

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The NHL has announced the “Three Stars” for the week and those that have been honored are Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner.

The Sabres came out looking like roses, as Eichel led the NHL with 2-3-5 in three outings highlighted by his scoring his third career overtime goal in a 2-1 triumph over the Calgary Flames.

Lehner registered shutouts in each of his two appearances.

Boeser earned MVP honors at Sunday’s 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game, won Saturday’s Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting competition and also scored two goals in two contests earlier in the week.

 

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Sabres Name Jack Eichel Captain

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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.

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Predators Acquire Nick Baptiste from Sabres for Jack Dougherty

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The Nashville Predators have acquired forward Nick Baptiste from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Jack Doughtery in a trade that was announced by both teams on Monday.

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.

 

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Sabres Re-Sign Sam Reinhart

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The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Sam Reinhart to a two-year deal that pays $3.65 million annually, according to an official team press release.

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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