Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Quinn just broke into the NHL lineup but now won’t see the ice for quite some time. The team has announced that Quinn will miss the next four-to-six weeks with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Quinn just made his NHL debut last week and has two points in his first two games. The 2020 No. 8 overall pick has been one of the best players in the AHL this season with 35 points in 24 games and appears to be on his way to stardom in the NHL. However, that will be on hold for this season as Quinn will be out until March, at which time he will probably return to action in the minors before seeing another chance in the NHL. While this injury won’t chance much about Quinn’s impressive trajectory, it is disappointing for a Buffalo team with nothing to play for again this season and with numerous injuries already who were hoping to see their exciting prospect play a top role the rest of the way.
- Veteran goaltender Craig Anderson finally looks ready to return to the Buffalo crease. Sabres GM Kevyn Adams revealed on a radio spot with WGR 550 that Anderson will accompany the team on their upcoming three-game western road trip and could see game action if he continues to progress. Anderson, 40, has been out since early November with an upper-body injury. After being convinced to come out of a brief retirement by the Sabres, this isn’t what Anderson was hoping for this season. However, in his six games prior to the injury Anderson was stellar, posting a .921 save percentage and 2.50 GAA. If he can get back to playing at that level, it could all be worth it for the respected veteran to go out on a high note.
- The Sabres are bringing back a familiar face from the 90’s. No, not Dominik Hasek or Alexander Mogilny, but the literal face of the Buffalo. Chris Creamer of Sportslogos.net reports that the Sabres will bring back their 90’s primary logo, often referred to as the “Goathead” logo, to grace their third jersey in 2022-23 and beyond. Creamer even suggests that the alternate jersey could bring back the red and black scheme that the Sabres dawned for more than a decade in the mid-90’s into the 2000’s before returning to the blue and gold. It remains to be seen if that will actually be the case – the difference in appearance between the primaries and the alternate would be quite jarring – but it seems the Buffalo head logo will return regardless. A polarizing logo in its time, though far from the worst in Sabres’ history, it will be interesting to see if enough time has passed for the Buffalo fan base to embrace the return in the name of nostalgia.
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Never liked those Buffalo threads.
Me either. I’ve always liked the blue and gold look and the running buffalo. The switching of colors and logo didn’t take, so I don’t get why they would want to revisit them. As a Penguin fan I liken the move to when the Pens switched from the skating penguin to the “Pittsburgh pigeon” logo that tried to emphasize Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle… that didn’t work so well either.
When does the Buffaslug return?
To be precise it was the “Demented Goathead” coined by the late Hall of Fame hockey writer Jim Kelley. This logo just brings back memories of Darcy Regier and how he ruined this franchise. Retire it for good!
Quinn injury maybe a blessing in disguise. Pretty much guaranteed not to reach 10 NHL games this year, so his entry level contract will slide another year.
Gah, the Goathead was better than the damned Buffaslug, but that’s like saying that you’d rather have a hundred pounds of horse droppings in your living room than two hundred pounds. The Sabres started with one of the classiest and sharpest uniforms in hockey, sensibly went back to them, and this is a nonsense decision.
Loved that jersey. It was a classic!
Anderson to the Oilers?
I like both of their 90’s jerseys. The LaFontaine Mogilny look and this Mike Peca look.
Most everything they have done since except returning to the old look was terrible.
Nothing else is as good as the Pens bringing back the Snoop jerseys though. Our yellows were as bad as the Oilers oranges.