It's still one more day until the Buffalo Sabres take the ice, but that doesn't mean they can't keep us entertained. Trade rumors are heating up as well, with more on that after the break.
RUFF INJURED DURING PRACTICE - Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres have dealt with numerous injuries this season and they got another scare when head coach Lindy Ruff went down in practice this morning at First Niagara Center.
Video report: Reaction to Ruff's injury - Sabres Edge
Check out the latest TBN video with a recap of Mondays practice, including Lindy Ruffs injury and the players thoughts on their coach and the upcoming homestand.
Evaluating Paul Gaustad’s trade value - Two in the Box
Paul Gaustad is an assumed part of the Buffalo Sabres "core". He is a homegrown player who has come up through the minors with a number of players on the current roster. Lately it seems as if he is a prime target to be traded away from Buffalo.
Finding the Positives in a Bad Season - Buffalo Wins
Alex from BW tries to shine some light in this dark room of a season.
Discipline Improves Kassian's Game - Sabre Noise
One key improvement that Kassian has made in his game is maintaining his physical plan while being more structured and disciplined, an issue that had plagued him during his days in the OHL.
Scott Gomez Goes A Year Without A Goal: How Impossible Is That? - SBNation.com
By not scoring goals, Gomez isn't just pissing off the city of Montreal. He's actually defying the odds.
Senators caught between rebuild and playoff push - THN
With the trade deadline closing in, how active will the Senators be and how much of their future would they sacrifice?
McKenzie: Hurricanes expected to get trade activity going - TSN
It's been eerily quiet on the NHL trade front, but the sense is it could be the Carolina Hurricanes that get things going this week with a trade or two.
Central: Wings able to be major deadline player - NHL.com
The Red Wings have the prospects and cap space to add a piece for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they're not the only Central team that could be busy.
Formerly the sure-thing, can Ryan Nugent-Hopkins hold off competition for Calder? - Puck Daddy
Do you remember which player was the odds-on favorite to win the Calder Trophy before the 2011-12 NHL season?
Coyotes to Seattle…or Quebec? - SI.com
The first U.S.-based hockey team to win the Stanley Cup was the Seattle Metropolitans in 1917, but there has been no big league hockey in that town since 1924. Lately, there’s been some real buzz that the NHL could be headed back there.