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Sharpen Up: All the Sabres news you need to know on January 7, 2020

Buffalo returns to practice today at KeyBank Center

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Buffalo Sabres will take the ice for practice today. They'll take on the St. Louis Blues on Thursday at Enterprise Center at 8 p.m. 

We'll have full coverage for you here at so stay tuned. 

Here's what you need to know.


Roster move

The Sabres assigned forward Dalton Smith to the Rochester Americans yesterday. 

Smith, 27, made his NHL debut against Tampa Bay on Dec. 31. He's tallied four points (1+3) and 27 penalty minutes in 21 games with Rochester this season. 

Michael Frolik, who was acquired from the Calgary Flames last Thursday, is expected to join the team this week. His arrival would give the Sabres 13 healthy forwards on their NHL roster.  


Skills Challenge jerseys up for auction

Video: Sabres in :50 - Skills Challenge Highlights

The Sabres are holding an auction for the jerseys, pant shells and socks worn by players in the Sabres Skills Challenge presented by New Era. The auction will be held at until Sunday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m.

The jerseys were modeled after the jerseys worn by players from the Campbell and Wales Conference teams at the 1978 NHL All-Star Game in Buffalo. All jerseys will come with a certificate of authenticity and proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.

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Mega Raffle returns February 8

Video: Sabres hold 2nd annual Mega Raffle

The Buffalo Sabres Foundation will host the third annual Buffalo Sabres Mega Raffle presented by Southern Tier Brewing Company on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center. 

The Mega Raffle features prizes including autographed Sabres items, team experiences, tickets and much more. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the first spin at 7 p.m.

In traditional meat raffle style, there will be 15 raffle rounds with three to four spins per round and a grand finale to conclude the event. Ticket prices per round will range from $2 to $5 depending on the level of prizes available. 

Tickets are on sale now.

Admission will be $30 and includes pizza, chicken tenders, salad, soda and beer. Tables of 10 can be reserved and all proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation. No outside food or beverage will be allowed at the event. Free parking will be available at the KeyBank Center ramp.

Fans are encouraged to purchase their individual tickets or reserve tables in advance of the event at, as space is limited.

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