The Sabres re-signed center Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth about $23 million.
Sabres general manager Tim Murray couldn't get through explaining how popular Buffalo is as a free-agent destination without his cellphone ringing on Tuesday.
The overhaul is continuing in Buffalo after Sabres coach Ted Nolan purged most of his staff of assistants on Wednesday.
Things can't get much worse in Buffalo following a season during which the team set numerous dubious lows.
Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
The Detroit Red Wings inched closer to clinching a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Brayden Schenn scored two goals, and the Philadelphia Flyers broke a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings held off the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night.
Tyler Ennis scored twice in the third period and again in the shootout to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty scored in a 1:55 span in the third period to give the Carolina Hurricanes the lead in their 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.