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Hockeyville Hub: USA, Day 4

Dahlin, Eichel, Skinner, Panarin, Jones among those playing for Sabres, Blue Jackets in preseason game

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kraft Hockeyville USA, now in its fourth year, awards one winning community in the United States a once-in-a-lifetime experience for hockey fans. This year, Clinton, New York, and Clinton Arena were selected as the winner after an online vote. The rink will receive $150,000 in upgrades, and there will be festivities and player appearances prior to the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets in a nationally televised preseason game at Clinton Arena on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN). NHL.com staff writer David Satriano is in Clinton to provide all the sights, sounds, highlights and news leading up to the game:

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news

Gionta announces retirement from NHL

Accepts role in Sabres organization after 16 seasons

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Brian Gionta retired from the NHL on Monday after 16 seasons.

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game recap

Matthews, Maple Leafs top Skinner, Sabres

Skinner scores first goal for Buffalo

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Auston Matthews scored a first-period goal, and Calle Rosen broke a third-period tie to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 preseason win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Saturday.

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game recap

Tavares scores two goals in first home game with Maple Leafs

McElhinney saves all 20 shots faced for Toronto

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John Tavares scored twice in his first home game for the Toronto Maple Leafs, part of a 5-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Arena on Friday.

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Hockeyville USA

Kraft Hockeyville USA, set for Clinton, N.Y., gets praise from McGuire

Sabres, Blue Jackets to play preseason game at historic arena

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Pierre McGuire has covered numerous events as an NBC Sports hockey commentator, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, NHL All-Star Games and Winter Classic games, but he said one of his favorites is the annual Kraft Hockeyville USA game.

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free agency

Reinhart 'happy to be back' on two-year contract with Sabres

Restricted free agent forward gets $3.65 million annually

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Sam Reinhart signed a two-year, $7.3 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $3.65 million.

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game recap

Hutton, Sobotka lead Sabres past Penguins

Buffalo defeats Pittsburgh, 3-2

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Eichel's slick shorthanded goal

PIT@BUF: Eichel pots SHG with slick move

Jack Eichel darts in on a breakaway, makes a slick move to his forehand and tucks the puck past Casey DeSmith for a shorthanded goal

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Carter Hutton made 14 saves over two periods, and Vladimir Sobotka had a goal and an assist for the Buffalo Sabres in a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at KeyBank Center.

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Ullmark, Johansson spark Sabres past Blue Jackets

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Linus Ullmark and Jonas Johansson combined to make 36 saves for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

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Season Preview

Sabres season preview: Dahlin heads revamped roster

Buffalo believes No. 1 pick in 2018 Draft, additions of Hutton, Skinner will accelerate rebuild

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the Buffalo Sabres.

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Training Camp

Dahlin enjoys fast pace on first day of Sabres training camp

No. 1 pick in 2018 Draft practices on pair with McCabe, says it's 'for real now'

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

BUFFALO -- Rasmus Dahlin spent months anticipating what to expect on his first day at Buffalo Sabres training camp. Now that it's complete, he finally has the answer.

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