The Sabres wore their original style of blue jersey from their inception in 1970-71 through the 1995-96 season until a complete change to their identity package, which resulted in a complete overhaul, with a new logo and color scheme. The black and red look was around for a decade until a return to their blue and gold colors, only with the controversial "Buffaslug" logo.
Their classic look returned for 2006-07 as a third jersey for one season. The white version of their original look was worn for the first NHL Winter Classic in 2007 and a modernized version of the classic look was back in 2008-09 as a third jersey. The unloved slug logo died at the end of 2009-10 and the updated classic third jersey was promoted to the primary home jersey for 2010-11 and has remained in use ever since.