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Buffalo Sabres (35-31-6)

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vs. NJ
W 5-4
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W 2-0
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Mon 1 - 1 Buf
2nd Pd 16:06
vs. NYR
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@ Phi
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Sabres' Russian player won't take part in Pride night warmup

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Ilya Lyubushkin cited an anti-gay Kremlin law and fears of retribution at home in Russia for electing not to participate in the Buffalo Sabres' pregame warmup on the team's Pride night, when players wore jerseys with the team's rainbow-colored logo on the front in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

The team announced Lyubushkin's decision Monday before Buffalo's game against Montreal. Lyubushkin is from Moscow, where he has family and visits regularly in the offseason.

The 28-year-old defenseman was Buffalo's only healthy player not to take part in the warmups, before participating in the game. The remaining players took the ice wearing dark blue jerseys with the Sabres logo on the front encircled by a rainbow-colored outline, the same design as the team used for its social media avatar throughout the day.

Points: T. Thompson89
Plus/Minus: M. Samuelsson10
Shots on Goal: T. Thompson269
PIM: R. Dahlin86
Win: U. Luukkonen16
Shutouts: C. Anderson1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 257 (3)
Shots: 2315 (16)
PP%: 24.3% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 550 (30)
Assists: 425 (8)
SH Goals: 8 (9)
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Boston 57 11 5 119
Toronto 44 20 9 97
Tampa Bay 42 26 6 90
Florida 36 30 7 79
Buffalo 35 31 6 76
Ottawa 35 33 5 75
Detroit 31 32 9 71
Montreal 29 38 6 64
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 265 (6)
Shots Against: 2370 (8)
PK%: 72.4% (31)
Penalty Minutes: 623 (22)
Shutouts: 2 (21)
Sv%: 0.888 (25)
Date Player Status
3/24 V. Hinostroza Personal reasons (day-to-day)
3/20 J. Greenway Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
3/12 M. Samuelsson Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
9/22 B. Bishop Knee (IR)
Date Player Transactions
3/27 L. Rousek Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
3/26 L. Rousek Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
3/25 L. Rousek Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
3/17 D. Levi Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/8 L. Pilut Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
3/7 L. Pilut Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
3/3 J. Greenway Traded for '23 2nd-rd pick, '24 5th-rd pick
3/3 A. Strand Traded for Chase Priskie
2/28 M. Houser Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
2/27 M. Houser Signed as Free Agent One-year, two-way contract
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