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Sabres sign Caggiula to 1-year deal

Forward appeared in 11 games with Buffalo last season

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Drake Caggiula to a one-year contract worth $750,000, the team announced Monday. 

Caggiula, 26, tallied two goals and one assist in 11 games with the Sabres last season after being claimed off waivers from Arizona on April 9. He has 86 points (44+42) in 260 career games. 

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Sabres qualify 5 restricted free agents

Dahlin, Mittelstadt among RFAs receiving offers

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Sabres have tendered qualifying offers to the following restricted free agents: forwards Rasmus Asplund and Casey Mittelstadt and defensemen Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Fitzgerald, and Henri Jokiharju.  

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'We took huge steps' | 8 takeaways from the NHL Draft

What we learned during a busy 48 hours for the Sabres

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Kevyn Adams and his staff had added 13 players to the organization over 48 hours by the time the Buffalo Sabres general manager sat down with the media after Day 2 of the NHL Draft on Tuesday. 

The weekend represented a step in the direction Adams has outlined since the end of the season, with an emphasis on bringing in competitive players who fit within a long-term vision.

"We need to create a culture here and a foundation that is strong and that is almost one of those situations where they get up in the morning, they just can't wait to get to the rink," Adams said. "… It's so easy to say, but it's hard to do. 

"But I've said this probably since the season ended when I talked to [the media]. I see signs of it, and that excites me. The foundation of our organization has to be built the right way, has to be strong. And I think we took huge steps this weekend." 

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Sabres acquire goaltender Levi, 1st-round pick from Panthers

19-year-old was named the top goaltender at World Juniors

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired goaltender Devon Levi and a first-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Sam Reinhart. 

Levi, 19, was drafted by Florida during the seventh round (212th overall) in 2020. He posted a .964 save percentage in seven games during Canada's run to a silver medal at the 2020 World Junior Championship, earning recognition as the tournament's top goaltender. 

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Sabres 2021 NHL Draft Coverage: Day 2 Selections

Tracking Buffalo's picks in Rounds 2-7

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Sabres hold nine Day 2 picks in the NHL Draft after selecting defenseman Owen Power (first overall) and right wing Isak Rosen (14th overall) during the first round on Friday. 

This page will be update throughout Saturday as picks are made. 

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Sabres set to select 9 times on Day 2 of 2021 NHL Draft

Buffalo picked Power and Rosen in Round 1 on Friday

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

When the 2021 NHL Draft resumes Saturday morning, the Buffalo Sabres will once again make the first pick of the day.

The draft will begin at 11 a.m. on NHL Network for Rounds 2-7.

Buffalo enters the Day 2 with nine selections, including 33rd overall. The Sabres took two players in the first round last night. They made University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power the first-overall pick and then selected Swedish right wing Isak Rosen 14th overall.

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Sabres take step forward with additions of Power, Rosen

Recapping Day 1 of the NHL Draft

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Kevyn Adams described an "unbelievable opportunity" in front of the Buffalo Sabres on the eve of the NHL Draft, a chance to add players who fit within a long-term organizational vision. 

The Sabres made a series of moves to that end on Friday. The team selected defenseman Owen Power with the No. 1 overall pick. They added the 14th overall pick as part of a package from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, which they used to select forward Isak Rosen (the package also included a second-round pick in 2022). 

"Like I said yesterday, this is an exciting weekend because I feel we have an amazing opportunity as an organization to take a step forward and add quality players to our organization," Adams said afterward. 

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Sabres take Rosen with 14th-overall pick in 2021 NHL Draft

Buffalo acquired pick in trade with Flyers

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres selected right wing Isak Rosen with the 14th-overall selection in the NHL Draft.

Buffalo acquired the pick earlier in the day from the Philadelphia Flyers along with a 2023 second-round pick and defenseman Robert Hagg for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen. 

Rosen appeared in 22 games with Leksands of the SHL in 2020-21. He also skated in 12 games with their junior club, recording 12 points (7+5). He produced 21 goals and 35 points in 38 games with Leksand's junior team in 2019-20, the highest total by an under-17 player in Sweden's top junior league that season.

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Sabres select Power with 1st-overall pick in 2021 NHL Draft

Defenseman was Central Scouting's top-ranked North American skater

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

With the first-overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres selected University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power. 

Power is Buffalo's fourth first-overall pick in franchise history, joining Gilbert Perreault (1970), Pierre Turgeon (1987) and Rasmus Dahlin (2018). 

The top-ranked North American player by the NHL's Central Scouting Services, Power recorded three goals and 16 points in 26 games during his freshman season in Ann Arbor. 

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Sabres acquire draft picks, defenseman Hagg from Flyers

Buffalo acquires the 14th overall pick in Friday's draft as part of package for Ristolainen

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft (14th overall), a second-round pick in 2023, and defenseman Robert Hagg from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.

The Sabres now possess two picks in Round 1 of this year's draft, which begins at 8 p.m. Friday on ESPN 2. The pick from Philadelphia will be the 13th player selected due to Arizona's forfeited pick at No. 11. 

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