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Daily Links for Monday, Dec. 27

Hope you had a Merry Christmas everyone, or at least a nice weekend. We're back to life and back to reality tonight as the Sabres play their first game Roy-less, and the WJC tournament has started.

Sabres woes center on scoring - The Buffalo News
Luke Adam moves up from healthy scratch to the lineup. The other centers are Jochen Hecht, Paul Gaustad and Rob Niedermayer. Together, they have seven goals on the season -- with Niedermayer yet to score in 26 games.

No news is good news with Pegula - The Buffalo News
Billionaire businessman Terry Pegula continues working quietly behind the scenes while making sure every detail is covered before he buys the Buffalo Sabres. Required background checks on him are a memory. An NHL source confirmed last week that Pegula has signed a letter of intent.

Foligno opens door, Kassian helps shut it as Canada debuts with win -
Foligno scores, and you can watch the video right here.

Lucic fined, not suspended for punch during Bruins/Thrashers brawl - Puck Daddy
Video included.

Cullen: Datsyuk Down, Bergfors Out - TSN
Heading into the Christmas break, the Detroit Red Wings got a lump of coal in their stockings when star centre Pavel Datsyuk broke his hand against the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night.

NHL backup far from easy - THN
When all the pressure's on the No. 1, the role of backup goalie would seem like the easiest job in the world. But the opposite is the case, just ask Montreal's little-used keeper Alex Auld.

Planning the Classic means always shooting for more -
With just seven days until the Winter Classic, the NHL along with NBC and the Penguins are going for gold.