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Daily Links for Friday, Jan. 21

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Happy Friday, everyone! The Sabres are now 7-2-1 in their last 10 games, but are unfortunately still 7 points back of a playoff spot. In honor of that win streak, we have so many Sabres links we had to put some after the break. Enjoy!

Quick recovery expected for Stafford - The Buffalo News
Coach Lindy Ruff initially feared his most effective right winger would be lost for an extended period while they continued chasing the final playoff spot.

Centers off target for Sabres - The Buffalo News
Jochen Hecht's inability to shoot straight took another turn before practice Wednesday in a moment that pretty much summed up his season. The veteran forward rifled a shot over the crossbar and ended up drilling Lindy Ruff on the left knee, hurting his coach with another missed open net.

Report: All-Star Weekend Won't Include Sale Of Sabres - WGR 550
WGRZ-TV is reporting that the potential sale of the Buffalo Sabres will not be on the NHL Board of Governor's meeting agenda when the group meets next week during All-Star Weekend in Raleigh, NC, according to an NHL spokesperson.

Reggie in Full Effect: Euro bias serves Sekera foul - THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
Does Sekera catch more flak than he deserves simply because he's not North American?

More Sabres Links:

Gragnani just happy to put on a uniform - The Buffalo News
Marc-Andre Gragnani spent last summer preparing to play for the Buffalo Sabres this season, but an injury on the opening day of training camp quickly derailed those plans.

Schopp: What Is Ryan Miller? - WGR 550
He’s neither a journeyman or a playoff star. He’s not either the likes of Hasek, a two-time league MVP. What he is, is a good goalie.

5 reasons why the Sabres should fire Darcy Regier | Buffalo Wins
Lets rehash some great Darcy moments, to prove why he should get canned.

Gragnani just happy to put on a uniform - The Buffalo News
Marc-Andre Gragnani spent last summer preparing to play for the Buffalo Sabres this season, but an injury on the opening day of training camp quickly derailed those plans. 

Around The NHL:

Red Wings GM Ken Holland confirms interest in veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov | MLive.com
Nabokov, who spent 10 years with the San Jose Sharks, was recently released by SKA St. Petersburg of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

The target on Crosby’s back won’t go away - National Post
To be honest, it always seemed like Alex Ovechkin would be the first superstar to suffer a serious injury.

Bourne Blog: The pressure to fight when your team's being murdered - Puck Daddy
"The sport of hockey and its culture are wonderful in a lot a different ways -- I'm on the "greatest game out there" bandwagon with both feet. That said, I've never really enjoyed that there's pressure to fight when your team is getting shellacked. "

San Jose signs college goalie as backup - NHL.com
The San Jose Sharks on Thursday signed goaltender Jordan White to a one-game amateur tryout and will dress him as the backup to Antti Niemi for their game at Vancouver.