BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Joel Armia does not want to wait any longer to make his NHL debut. The 2011 first round draft pick is one of several players battling for a roster spot in training camp with the Sabres.
Armia played the last two seasons in Finland, but will transition to the US this season. Whether he starts the season in Rochester or Buffalo is up in the air, although Armia says he has not even considered the possibility of being sent to the minors.
"My goal is to play in Buffalo, so I haven't thought about anything else," said Armia.
Armia is on a line with Johan Larsson and Tyler Ennis Tuesday night in Buffalo's preseason matchup at Columbus.
A Town of Tonawanda restaurant owner has been arrested and charged with strangulation and assault.
A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
Law enforcement agencies in El Paso County, Colorado have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a western New York native.
The Thruway Authority is asking drivers to avoid I-90 between the Hamburg and Dunkirk exits. Motorists are asked to avoid the area because of traffic and visibility.
Lakes will remain active on and off through the weekend.
One third of Canadians receive their mail straight to their door but that will soon be changing. Canada Post will phase out their door-to-door delivery over the next five years.