BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Sabres cleaned out their lockers this morning. For veterans like Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek, they were wondering if it might be for the last time in Buffalo.
Both players have one year remaining on their contract, but after seeing long-time teammate Jason Pominville traded away this season, they know their future is in question.
"In the last year of your deal, if you're not part of the plan, you become an asset that's tradeable," said Miller.
The Sabres finished the season with a 21-21-6 record, 12th place in the Eastern Conference. With Pominville, Robyn Regehr, and Jordan Leopold getting traded during the season, the rebuilding process is already underway.
"It is a little bit different going into an offseason where, business-wise, and the way sports - especially hockey - around this stage of a contract... You have to be realistic," said Miller.
Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier and President Ted Black are expected to address the media this Monday to wrap up the season.
Tower cranes stand tall in downtown Buffalo. They are sky-high symbols of change and development finally coming to the waterfront.
Police, FBI agents and a bomb squad all showed up on a quiet residential street in North Buffalo overnight.
Eighty-two-year-old Edward Spencer was making a left hand turn while exiting the Budwey's parking lot when he struck 52-year-old Sandra Garner and 55-year-old Kevin Nowak, according to authorities.
Deputies say a teen driver fell asleep at the wheel early Thursday morning before crashing head-on with another vehicle.
Buffalo firefighters responded to an early morning fire Friday on Remoleno Street.
City Hall is considering turning to taxpayers to help keep the lights on at the only movie theatre in downtown Buffalo.