Andre Benoit D BUF 4 weeks ago

Benoit recorded an assist and two shot attempts in Friday's loss to the Senators.

With Josh Gorges (lower body) out for the season, Benoit has assumed a spot next to Zach Bogosian on the Sabres' top pairing over the last several contests. The arrangement has yet to bear much fruit for the 31-year-old, who hasn't historically provided much in the way of offense in any role he's settled into over his career. The assist was his first point since Jan. 18.

Andre Benoit D BUF 2 months ago

Benoit will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Oilers, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.

Despite the team's struggles, the Sabres will keep the same lineup they had against Calgary. Benoit, who has six points in 33 games, will be a healthy scratch alongside Nikita Zadorov. The 31-year-old has served as a depth defenseman for much of the season. He provides some offensive value when he plays, but the team's forwards are struggling, so chances are few and far between. Zadorov will likely dress Friday against Vancouver while Benoit's status is TBD.

Andre Benoit D BUF 3 months ago

Benoit scored a shorthanded goal -- his first tally of the season -- and went plus-3 despite the Sabres giving up six goals in Tuesday's loss to the Wings.

Quite the impressive outing for Benoit, who now has four points in his last six games, but with just five shots on goal over that span, it doesn't seem terribly likely that he'll be able to keep it up.

Andre Benoit D BUF 3 months ago

Benoit registered an assist in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.

Benoit now has tallied assists in three of his last four games, but the larger body of work over his career suggests that the uptick in scoring is probably coincidental. He still remains relegated to third-pairing duties for the Sabres, and had gone without a point in his first 19 games. Don't read too much into his relative outburst recently.

Andre Benoit D BUF 5 months ago

Benoit will return to the Sabres lineup Friday against Edmonton, reports WGR 550 SportsRadio.

Benoit has gone pointless in 12 games this year and posted an ugly minus-9 rating, but brings some offense to the table. He'll replace Tyson Strachan as the Sabres try to take advantage of a relatively weak defensive team in Edmonton. Benoit is averaging 21:33 and is averaging almost two blocked shots per game. On a night without many games, Benoit could be an intriguing option for a plug-and-play defenseman for tonight only.

Andre Benoit D BUF 5 months ago

Benoit will be scratched for the second straight game Wednesday when the Sabres take on the Canadiens, The Buffalo News reports.

Assuming the Sabres keep Nikita Zadorov around, they have eight healthy defensemen right now and anyone but Tyler Myers and Josh Gorges seems to be a candidate for press box any given night. With zero points in 12 games and a minus-9 rating, Benoit should be nowhere near anyone's lineup in his first season as a Sabre.

Andre Benoit D BUF 8 months ago

Andre Benoit has inked a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Benoit had seven goals and 21 assists in 79 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season. He might end up getting top-four minutes in Buffalo.

Andre Benoit D BUF 11 months ago

It is unlikely that Andre Benoit will be back in Denver next season.

He is an unrestricted free agent and the Avs seem content to make a few changes on their blueline. Teh re-signing of Benoit and fellow UFA Cory Sarich are not viewed as Colorado priorities.

Andre Benoit D BUF 1 year ago

Andre Benoit found the back of the net in Colorado's 3-1 win over Ottawa on Sunday.

Benoit only has six goals this season, but four of those markers have come in his last nine games. He also has 18 assists in 66 contests this season.

Andre Benoit D BUF 1 year ago

Andre Benoit recorded two assists in Colorado's 4-2 win on Saturday.

Benoit has recorded at least a point in five of his last seven games. That's helped him climb to two goals and 18 points in 44 contests in 2013-14.