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Daily Links for Monday, Jan. 24

Funny how the smallest guy on the ice is putting up the biggest numbers lately.
Funny how the smallest guy on the ice is putting up the biggest numbers lately.


Sabres 5 (EN), Islanders 3: Bounce here, bounce there, soon you're talkin' real money - Lighthouse Hockey
Despite impressive offensive pressure, the New York Islanders couldn't come back for the third time in the afternoon, falling 5-3 to the visiting Buffalo Sabres.

Byron gets right to the point in debut - The Buffalo News
There was no feeling-out process for Paul Byron's first NHL game. The baby-faced Buffalo Sabres center got thrust right into the action Sunday in the Nassau Coliseum, even on both special teams units.

Finances too often dictate Sabres' roster moves - The Buffalo News
The Sabres didn't want to keep a full roster because it would have meant paying for past mistakes, such as signing Rob Niedermayer and buying out Tim Kennedy.

Fantasy: Time is now for Ennis, Gerbe - THN
An opportunity has been made for these two small players and poolies would be wise to take notice.

Staal, Lidstrom will have rivals as alternate captains - 2011 NHL All-Star Game
ASG captains Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom will each have division, international rivals at their side.

Report: Sidney Crosby out, Malkin 'very unlikely' for All-Star Game - Puck Daddy
Crosby "definitely won't play" in the NHL All-Star Game next weekend in Raleigh due to a concussion, with injured teammate Evgeni Malkin "very unlikely to participate."

No separation anxiety for NHL All-Stars Henrik and Daniel Sedin -
Daniel and Henrik Sedin in checkered, polyester pants, silk shirts and gold chains are just too far out for even Saturday Night Live's zaniest writers to envision.

Evgeni Nabokov Won't Report To New York Islanders After Waiver Claim -
The Red Wings signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, but after the necessary waiver period, he's heading to New York to join the struggling Islanders.