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Noooooo - not his weak knee!!!
Noooooo - not his weak knee!!!

Is it just me, or does anyone else get infuriated when you find out that not only did Rob Niedermayer get surgery on his knee, but that his knee has been injured since the pre-season? Hmmm...maybe there's a reason he's contributed almost nothing to this team, could it possibly be that he hasn't been 100% ALL YEAR?! This type of thing seems to happen all the time for Buffalo - remember how well Rivet played through his injury last year? Sabres, please, I beg you - just get these guys surgery immediately. Unless the name on the jersey is Miller or Roy we'll be fine without them for 2 or 3 weeks. Trust me. </rant>

Sabres Niedermayer out 2 weeks after knee surgery - NHL.com
Posted by a few of our friends in the FanPost section earlier, but here again in case you missed it. Connolly also left practice with a groin injury.

ADAM AND STUART RECALLED FROM PORTLAND - Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forwards Luke Adam and Colin Stuart have been recalled.

Pominville: Everything but net - The Buffalo News
Pominville has been back for 10 games since returning from the lambasting he took Oct. 11 from Chicago's Niklas Hjalmarsson. He's had plenty of chances to score but almost nothing has found the net.

AHL goalie does not appreciate your antics, Tim Kennedy - The Goose's Roost
In case you missed it over the weekend, our old pal Tim Kennedy was involved in an AHL altercation, which, shall we say, did not go well for him. This video brings me endless pleasure.

Final test awaits Savard in Pittsburgh - Bruins blog
Tomorrow, Savard will be in Pittsburgh to go through the final round of testing before being cleared for full-contact practice.

Backchecking: Early Returns on 2010 NHL Free Agency - TSN
Every summer, fans are excited about the potential changes that could come to their team on July 1, the start of free agency. Nearly a quarter of the way into the season, here's a look at the free agents that changed teams in the summer of 2010:

The Arrival Of California Hockey: A Look At The History And The Future Of The Game In The Golden State - SBNation.com
In the late 80s early-to-mid 90s, Wayne Gretzky's presence in Los Angeles jump started the creation of a hockey culture in California. 20 years later, the sport has finally carved out a meaningful spot for itself in the state. How did that happen, and where's the ceiling for hockey in the Golden State?

Have You Ever Imagined A World Without Annoying NFL Announcers? - SBNation.com
The NFL will re-broadcast a game without announcers, only using audio from the coach/player mics. Would you be down for watching hockey with no announcers? Can this work in the NHL?