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Sabres legend Rene Robert passes away at the age of 72

Rene Robert
Posted at 7:25 PM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 20:06:41-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Days after suffering a serious heart attack, Sabres legend Rene Robert has passed away at the age of 72.

The Sabres announced the passing on social media.

Robert was a member of the "French Connection" and played for the organization from 1971-1979, including the team's run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1975. In 524 games with Buffalo, Robert had 222 goals and 552 points.

His number was later retired in 1995.