BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/SABRES) - The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres have announced the 2013-2014 regular season schedule.
The Sabres will open up the season on the road against new division foe Detroit on October 2.
The will return home for their home opener on October 4 to host the Ottawa Senators.
As members of the new Atlantic Division, the Sabres will play more games against new divisional opponents Detroit (4 games), Florida (4 games), and Tampa Bay (4 games).
Former captain Jason Pominville will return with the Minnesota Wild on October 14, while former Head Coach Lindy Ruff will return to the First Niagara Center with the Dallas Stars on October 28.
The league will also take a 17 day break during the month of February to send players to Olympic games in Russia.