2014-15 Buffalo Sabres Schedule: The season starts on Thursday, Oct. 9

We're a bit over four months away from the Sabres home opener and the beginning of what's expected to be another rebuilding year.

The NHL has announced each team's home opener for the 2014-15 season, and the Sabres will start their year in the friendly confines of the First Niagara Center, against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Sabres will then travel to Chicago to be a part of the Blackhawks home opener on Saturday, Oct. 11. The full NHL schedule will be released tomorrow at 4pm, so expect plenty more information and analysis in 24 hours.