Sabres Enhance Security Measures

November 11, 2013 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 3:31 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Sabres Enhance Security Measures

November 11, 2013 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 3:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Today, the Buffalo Sabres announced they're enhancing security procedures on game night.

Beginning with Tuesday’s home game against the L.A. Kings, all Sabres fans entering the arena will be scanned with a handheld magnetometer (wand) upon entry to the arena.

Officials from the team say:

"The handheld magnetometers have been in use on a limited basis at the arena since last season as part of gradual and pre-planned efforts to enhance security for games and events. However, to further comply with league-wide security policies mandated by the National Hockey League, the magnetometer screening has been expanded to include all patrons of First Niagara Center."