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With Josh Gorges and Dmitry Kulikov ready to come back from injuries, Dan Bylsma confirmed they have no choice but to send Brendan Guhle back to his junior team. Bylsma knew he was putting a rookie in a tough spot, but the head coach was impressed, “He...
For the first time since Week 2 against the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills could have their top-three wide receivers healthy and all playing together against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. At practice on Thursday, Sammy Watkins was back practicing...
The Buffalo Sabres were looking surprisingly healthy at Thursday morning's practice at the KeyBank Center. Three players that haven been out of the lineup due to injury all practiced with the team on Thursday. Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov skated with his...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor wasn’t interested in addressing his future in Buffalo Wednesday, no matter how many times or ways he was asked about it. Taylor continually declined to answer questions...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports Bills wide receiver Robert Woods returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time since injuring his knee in the team’s game in Cincinnati on November 20. Woods participated in a limited role,...
For the second consecutive season, Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood has been nominated for the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Wood was voted as the Bills' nominee by his fellow players and coaches at a team meeting. The award recognizes players...
Read quotes from Rasmus Ristolainen after he scored the game-winning goal in the Sabres' 4-3 overtime victory over Edmonton on Tuesday. Rasmus Ristolainen "Usually when I get a chance, I try to shoot it through the boards. I put all my power behind...
There’s been concern since Jack Eichel was wincing in pain Monday that a high ankle sprain and a hip injury might keep him out tonight against Edmonton. Eichel said he has recovered just fine, “Yes, I went home, slept and came to the rink,...
Buffalo Sabres prospect Alexander Nylander is doing something that not all players his age are able to do. That is play in the American Hockey League at the age of 18. Nylander was Buffalo’s first round pick (8th overall) in the 2016 National Hockey...
Marcus Johansson scored the tying and winning goals in the Capitals' 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres on Monday. Robin Lehner with 30 saves, including 15 in the final period. Scoring Zemgus Girgensons' 2nd goal of the season came nearly 6...
More injuries for the Sabres defense as Taylor Fedun is battling a shoulder problem. That means journeyman, Erik Burgdoerfer, becomes the 11th defenseman to dress for Buffalo this season. Burgdoerfer will be paired with Justin Falk against the Capitals tonight...
Its time for the Bills to crank up the old quarterback search machine.  I keep saying I want to wait until the season is done before I reach a final decision on Tyrod Taylor but, to tweak a phrase from the late Dennis Green, I think Tyrod is...
Injury woes on the blue line continue for the Buffalo Sabres as now Josh Gorges and Taylor Fedun are banged up. Gorges will be out for some time with a broken foot, and Fedun is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. With Fedun unlikely to play on Monday...
Three Buffalo Sabres prospects have been named to preliminary rosters for the 2017 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship in Canada from December 26 to January 5. Highlighting the list of prospects participating in World Junior training camps is 2016 first...
You could kind of feel the lug nuts coming loose over the back half of the third quarter and into the fourth. A 24-9 lead for the Bills in Oakland was starting to get away. A touchdown drive for Oakland followed by a three-and-out for the Bills offense and...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports Over Des Moines, Iowa (I think) - A game that started out so well ended terribly for the Bills.  They were in firm control all the way into the late third quarter then completely fell apart on both...
Josh Gorges is going to be out awhile with a broken foot. The defenseman blocked a shot against the Rangers and missed the Boston game. Dan Bylsma said, “He has a non-displaced fracture in his foot, so roughly speaking its weeks right now.”  ...
The Buffalo Bills playoff hopes took a huge hit Sunday with a 38-24 loss to the Raiders in Oakland. Just four games remain for the Bills (6-6) and they will most certainly have to run the table - plus get some help from other teams - to qualify for post season....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports BILLS:  QB TYROD TAYLOR had pass TD & rush TD last week. Leads QBs with 439 rush yards. Since 2015, is only QB with 5,000+ pass yards (5,136) & 1,000+ rush yards (1,007). Has rush TD in 4...
Brendan Guhle logged over 16 minutes of ice time in his NHL debut with four shots on net. Read what Guhle and his head coach, Dan Bylsma, had to say following Buffalo's 2-1 loss to Boston. Brendan Guhle "It's one of the main traits of my gam...
It has been quite the whirlwind week for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle. On Tuesday, Guhle scored the game-tying goal for the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League with 42-seconds remaining in regulation. The Cougars would end up winning...
Evander Kane's first goal of the season was not enough as the Sabres lost to the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at KeyBank Center.  First Period 19:14 - Brendan Guhle gets his first NHL shift under his belt right away. I am sure there...
It’s amazing that Brendan Guhle isn’t good enough to be invited to Team Canada for the World Junior Tournament, but at 19, he’s good enough to play in the NHL.   Josh Gorges is going to miss some time with a foot injury and with Dmitry...
The Buffalo Sabres are getting thin on the blue line with injuries to multiple players on the roster. But instead of going to the Rochester Americans for a defenseman, the Sabres have called up one of its top defensive prospects to the National Hockey League....
While the Buffalo Sabres reap the benefits of having Jack Eichel back in the lineup from injury, the team got more bad news on the injury front on the blue line. On Thursday, defenseman Josh Gorges blocked a shot off the foot but was able to finish the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports Both Sammy Watkins and Marquise Goodwin are questionable but expected to play for the Bills Sunday in Oakland, but fellow wideouts Percy Harvin and Robert Woods have officially been declared out for the...
Jack Eichel netted the game-tying and winning goals in the 3rd period on the Sabres' 4-2 win over the Rangers. Check out Eichel's comments after the game, as well as praise from Brian Gionta and Dan Bylsma. Jack Eichel "It was great to be...
Hear Paul Hamilton and Brian Koziol discuss Jack Eichel's performance on the postgame show following Buffalo's 4-3 win over the New York Rangers.
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports As the Bills deal with several injuries on the offensive side of the ball, their opponent this weekend, the Oakland Raiders, have missed several key defenders the past two days of practice. Two defensive...
Jack Eichel scored two goals less than two minutes apart in the third period, helping the Sabres defefat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night at KeyBank Center. Head inside for the details. First Period 19:41 - SABRES GOAL. It really wasn't...
Robin Lehner took part in the morning skate and said he felt about 90 percent. With that in mind, Anders Nilsson will get his sixth start of the season.   Lehner only played 17:48 on Tuesday giving up one goal on six shots. Lehner said the goal is where...
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday at One Bills Drive. Watkins was a late scratch on Wednesday after experiencing some discomfort in his injured left foot just before practice. However, some surprising...
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins was a late scratch from practice after complaining about soreness in his surgically repaired left foot. The Bills made the announcement following practice on Wednesday, saying Watkins was held out when he expressed...
The 3-2-1   Three points, one column: Justin Tucker’s terrible idea, Jack Eichel’s return, and what could factor into Tony Romo's next move...   3 pointer - Regulation win   This week Ravens kicker Justin...
With several players dealing with serious injuries, the Buffalo Bills have made several roster moves.  Buffalo has placed both wide receiver Walt Powell and defensive tackle Corbin Bryant on injured reserve, ending their seasons.  To take their...
It is one day short of seven weeks since Jack Eichel went down with a high ankle sprain. He will make his return to the lineup tonight in Ottawa.   Eichel missed 21 games where the team played .452 hockey. That has them 27th in the NHL.   When...
Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson has been rumored to be facing a 10 game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for the second time this season. Henderson served a four game suspension to begin the season as he worked...
The wait is over for Sabres fans as Jack Eichel told a big group of media members today that he will make his return to the Sabres lineup. Head Coach Dan Bylsma later confirmed that Eichel will skate tonight. Eichel has been skating with the team...
The preseason Las Vegas win estimate was eight. Last year's actual win total was eight, and the preseason line was eight. Had New England not pulled Tom Brady to rest him for its upcoming playoff run, the 2014 Buffalo Bills' win total probably would...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports For a brief moment Sunday, it appeared LeSean McCoy may have re-injured his hamstring when he pulled up along the sidelines after a long catch and run.  Fortunately for the Bills and their running back, he was...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports Quite simply, the Bills got away with one. They didn't play very good football, yet still won against an inferior team, beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-21. More on all of that later, but since...
The Bills are 2-2 in must wins and because of that, the 2016 season stays alive, at least for another week.  Perhaps some of you were unnerved or angry at just how close a game against a 2-8 Jacksonville Jaguars team proved to be, but at the end of...
The Bills had to come from behind three different times to beat 2-9 Jacksonville 28-21.   The first half was a tire fire for the Bills. In the first quarter they were outgained 107-5. The Jags came into the game with a bad running attack, yet on their...
By Mike Jafari @mjafariWGR   NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bills T Seantrel Henderson is facing a possible 10-Game Suspension for his second violation of the League’s substance abuse policy.   Henderson was previously banned four...
With the Buffalo Sabres off from game action until Tuesday, the team has assigned three players to the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League. On Saturday, the Sabres sent forwards William Carrier, Cal O'Reilly, and Cole Schneider back to...
Several members of the Sabres expressed their frustration after another low offensive output. See what Sam Reinhart and Ryan O'Reilly told the media after Friday's 3-1 loss in Washington. Sam Reinhart "It is frustrating. I don't know one...
Anders Nilsson’s last start was a 46 save, 2-1 shootout victory over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins.   Tonight, he gets Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.   Nilsson has played five games and is 2-1-2 with a 1.74...
If you’re looking at just offense, you’re probably going to be disappointed in Sam Reinhart’s play this season. It seems like we’re always talking about offense with him, but Dan Bylsma wants to talk defense.   It started in...
Robin Lehner's shootout struggles continued during Buffalo's 2-1 loss to Detroit. The netminder allowed goals to both Red Wings skaters and spoke about it following the game. Robin Lehner "Every shooter for me right now is a tough shooter...
For the third time this season, another Buffalo Bills player has received a high honor from the National Football League. Bills kicker Dan Carpenter was named as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday morning for his performance against the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Bills GM Doug Whaley told WGR this morning wide receiver Sammy Watkins will practice on a limited basis today. Watkins is currently on injured reserve but is eligible to come off the list if the the...
The newest National Hockey League team will begin play next October in Las Vegas.   The team will not have Las in its names and will be known as the Vegas Golden Knights. "Our logo and our name is going to exhibit the highest element of...
Ryan O’Reilly wanted to play against Pittsburgh, but the medical staff told him it would not be a smart thing to do, so he didn’t.   O’Reilly was on the ice for the morning skate today and tried to convince Dan Bylsma to let him play....
Deer hunting season opened Saturday at dawn. Bear season did too, according to the NYS DEC website. I've never known anyone who hunts for bear, but maybe that's the sort of thing that's more prevalent where there's a greater bear population....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports   The Buffalo Bills are getting some good news from One Bills Drive on Monday with regards to injuries to two offensive players. Running back LeSean McCoy had surgery this morning on his dislocated thumb....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports This was one the Bills really needed.  After losing three in a row, things were spiraling out of control quickly.  A win can at least reel it back in a bit and restore some confidence in a team that...
It was not a pretty football game.  There were plenty of things NOT to like about the Bills performance in Cincinnati on Sunday but they won.  At this point, with the Bills season on life support, that is ALL that matters.  I’ll be...
Only a few of the Sabres took the ice on Sunday as the team prepares for Calgary on Monday.   I was in studio with Howard Simon for the Bills Roundtable, so I was not able to attend. Thanks to Sabres.com, I was able to listen to Dan Bylsma and will...
The Buffalo Bills need to go at least 6-1 over their final seven games in order to have their best chance to make the NFL postseason for the first time in 16 seasons. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals, needed a win to stay afloat in a weak AFC North division. ...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports BILLS:  QB TYROD TAYLOR has 5 pass TDs vs. 1 INT with 2 rush TDs in past 4 on road. Leads NFL QBs with 362 rush yards. Since 2015, is only QB with 4,500+ pass yards (4,804) & 900+ rush yards...
The Sabres needed two forwards for tonight’s game and called up Cal O’Reilly and Cole Schneider from Rochester.   O’Reilly is the Amerks captain and leads the AHL in scoring with three goals and 15 assists for 18 points.   O’Reilly...
Zemgus Girgensons has 34 shots on goal this season and only one goal to show for it. The former number one pick excelled under Ted Nolan scoring 15 goals in 61 games.   Nolan didn’t really have much of a system and he allowed Girgensons just to...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports When the week started, Rex Ryan said there would be an open competition at starting cornerback for the Bills.  When the week ended, he gave no indications as to who won any job. “We’ll see,”...
The Sabres have scored two or fewer goals in nine straight games, including Thursday's 4-1 defeat to Tampa Bay. Cody Franson scored the lone Buffalo goal. Read his comments to the media following the game. Cody Franson "This is the definition...
Cody Franson scored his first goal of the season for the Buffalo Sabres, but it was not enough to stop the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay beat the Sabres 4-1 on Thursday night at KeyBank Center. The Sabres losing streak extends to six games with the loss....
Casey Nelson was really struggling to try to play in the NHL so he’s back in Rochester to learn and get his confidence back. That brings up Taylor Fedun who had 12 points in 14 games with the Amerks.   Fedun is 28 years old and has played 12 games...
The Buffalo Sabres are looking to shake up their defense, as the team has called up Taylor Fedun from the Rochester Americans and have sent Casey Nelson down to Rochester. Fedun, 28, has played in 12 NHL games over three seasons. He has scored 2 goals and...
Pat Kaleta is back in the Sabres oganization. The team announced Kaleta's new job in a release. The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Pat Kaleta has been hired to serve as the team's youth hockey ambassador. In this role, Kaleta will implement...
It is hard to argue against the Seattle Seahawks being one of the top defenses in the National Football League over the past five seasons. However, the Buffalo Bills went to Seattle last Monday night and put up 425 yards of total offense in their loss on Monday...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports Rex Ryan says he’s “tired of seeing it.”  He also says he knows the fans are tired of seeing it. The Bills head coach made it clear Wednesday that the possible changes coming...
The Sabres fall to the Blues 4-1 at the Scottrade Center in St Louis, their 5th loss in a row and 6th in their last 7 games. Buffalo struck first as Sam Reinhart put home a Power Play goal midway through the first period, St Louis would answer quickly...
The Sabres fall to the Blues 3-1 at the Scottrade Center in St Louis, their 5th loss in a row and 6th in their last 7 games. Buffalo struck first as Sam Reinhart put home a Power Play goal midway through the first period, St Louis would answer quickly though...
The Sabres will be without Ryan O’Reilly and Dmitry Kulikov for another game. Both have mid-body injuries with Bylsma saying earlier that he’s more concerned with Kulikov’s injury.   That means Nick Baptiste, Will Carrier, Justin Falk...
The Bills have struggled in the secondary this season and used the bye week to evaluate players in that position group. Rex Ryan told the media on Monday that there is going to be some competition for starting spots in the lineup this week. Perhaps...
NFL teams will typically self scout during their bye week.  The Bills never got in touch with me to get my opinion on what's working and what isn't so I'll just share them with you. Here's what I like so far(in no particular order):...
The Bills thing to say right now is how it never changes. The 2016 season is so much like all the others in the playoff drought. "In the hunt", "run the table", etc., etc., etc. How true is it? I looked back through the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports Rex Ryan says his team is as healthy as they’ve been in a while, but that doesn’t include Sammy Watkins being ready to play yet. The Bills head coach met with the media Monday and said the wide...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports On a day the Bills didn’t play, they received as little help as they could possibly get around the league when it comes to their playoff chances. Of the six teams the Bills would have been...
By Mike Jafari @mjafariWGR The Buffalo Sabres announced they’ve assigned forwards Nic Baptiste and Cole Schneider, as well as defenseman Justin Falk to the Rochester Americans (AHL). Baptiste scored two goals in 10 games with the blue and gold,...
Depite losing in overtime on Friday, the Sabres can still have a good weekend. A victory in New Jersey tonight would give them a win and a loser point. Injuries have killed the Sabres and have also brought up Justin Falk to play defense. Falk played his...
Anders Nilsson made 41 saves, but it was not enough. ANdy Greene's penalty shot goal in overtime lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over Buffalo on Friday night at First Niagara Center. The news is not as good for Dmirty Kulikov. For more on...
Dan Bylsma said Ryan O’Reilly is a gametime decision, but it certainly sounds like he will return tonight. O’Reilly did all the drills and practiced on the number one power play. He said, “Great, I felt really good. I feel 100 percent good...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports One of the issues the Bills will certainly have to clean up in their final seven games, if they want to have any chance of winning enough of them to at least fight for a playoff spot, is cutting down on the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports Despite NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino acknowledging mistakes, and even doing so during the game, Walt Anderson’s officiating crew is not expected to be disciplined for the botched situation before...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @Salports For the first time since 2013, the Bills have lost three straight games.  After starting 0-2 then turning it around and winning four in a row, they’re right back to where many dreaded heading into...
Nick Baptiste's 2nd goal of the season came early in the game, but the Sabres couldn't manage any more offense in a 2-1 loss to the Senators. Cole Schneider picked up his first NHL point on Baptiste's goal. Read what both players had to say. ...
The Sabres outshot the Senators 8-0 in overtime, one shot shy of the franchise record, but Ottawa prevailed in the shootout for a 2-1 win. Paul Hamilton talked about it with Brian Koziol on the Sabres postgame show.
Nick Baptiste scored first for the Sabres, but it was not enough in the team's 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night at KeyBank Center First Period 17:11 - SABRES GOAL. Derek Grant wins the face-off for Buffalo in the offensive...
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Check out WGR at the Bills Game Day on September 13th, 2015
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The Buffalo Bills are getting closer to the unveiling of the newly renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium to the general public. The team allowed WGR Sports Radio 550 have a sneak peak to see just how far along they are with a little under three weeks to go before...
WGR's Howard Simon was in Canton on Saturday to watch as Bills reciever Andre Reed was inducted in to the 2014 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he took a few pictures to commemorate the event.  Check them out! 
Buffalo, N.Y. (wgr550.com) - Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick Sam Reinhart was in studio with Howard Simon and Jeremy White.  Here are some photos we snapped in the studio.
The Buffalo Bills honor their founder and owner, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. by opening up their Fieldhouse in Orchard Park to fans. All pictures by Joe Buscaglia
The WGR team was at the Gallagher Center Friday night for the Purple Eagles' double header.
WGR Sports Radio 550 at NOCO Express French and Borden with Sal
Amherst, N.Y. (WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Bills first round draft pick had little sleep and arrived in Buffalo early today.  Quarterback E.J. Manuel stopped in to visit with Howard SImon and Jeremy White in our WGR studios.  Here are some photos snapped...
Check out the pictures from the Transitowne event with Howard and the WGR Promo Team on March 16th!
Pictures from Sal Capaccio broadcasting live from the Labatt Pond Hockey Tournament
Sunoco sampling at the Bills tailgate at the last home game of the season on 12-30-12!
WGR's Pat Malacaro is in Ottawa for the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend.  Head inside for his photos from Media Day and the Skills Competition.
WGR Ball Girls at Westwood Country Club in Amherst for the 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament.
It's the start of a brand new era for the Buffalo Bills. With brand new helmets and uniforms for the franchise, the next new thing to be installed is the brand new A-Turf that will make up the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Some major changes to the field...
The Buffalo Bills unveiled their new uniforms Friday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Click to view the pictures!
Darth Vader was in the neighborhood, so he stopped by our studios to give Bulldog a Star Wars Bisons Jersey and to play some match game.
What are the final 4 games of the Bills season all about for you?
  I'm still all in on running the table and hopefully making the playoffs
  Tyrod Taylor's performances
  The future of Rex Ryan and Doug Whaley
  Improving our draft position
 
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