Buffalo Sabres fans would have loved to have Steve Smith on their blueline. And for 3 games in 1988-89 they did. Unfortunately it wasn't the Steve Smith you are probably thinking of.
Steve Smith is of course a very common name, so it is somewhat surprising that there have been only two players to share that name in NHL history. The more famous Steve (middle name James) Smith was a hard hitting behemoth with the Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames. He is best known, unfortunately, for scoring on his own net during the 1986 playoffs. The goal eliminated his Oilers from further playoff competition.
The other Steve Smith is the one who played ever so briefly for the Buffalo Sabres.
Smith and Fenyves career's crossed paths inadvertently. In 1987, the Philadelphia Flyers plucked Fenyves from the Sabres in the pre-season waiver draft. Fenyves and Smith played together for a season, but inn 1988, the Sabres retaliated by plucking Smith from the Flyers roster. The Sabres acquired Smith to fill in Fenyves spot on the farm team as the veteran presence along the blue line.
Steve would play parts of 4 seasons in the Sabres organization, including that brief 3 game call up in 1988-89.
Steve left the AHL in 1991, and headed to Europe to wind down his career. He played two seasons across the pond, one in Austria and one in Italy, before retiring in 1993.