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Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: Former Sabre Paul Cyr Dead At 48

Note to Brayden McNabb - stop it with that hip check garbage right now.
Note to Brayden McNabb - stop it with that hip check garbage right now.

Here is your daily dose of Buffalo Sabres news and notes to start the week, though unfortunately this week we must begin with a heavy heart. The blue and gold lost a member of their family as former first round pick Paul Cyr passed away on Saturday.

- Former Buffalo Sabre forward Paul Cyr was found dead at age 48 from a heart attack. []

- Rick Jeanneret is undecided about retirement, though he did earn an honorary doctorate over the weekend from Canisius College. [BSN]

- A season review of the Sabres rookie call-ups. [Sabre Noise]

- Mark Pysyk's Oil Kings opened the Memorial Cup with a win. [Sabres Prospects]

- NHL owners only have themselves to blame for a CBA that needs to be redone. [Buffalo News]

NHL Playoff News:

- The Phoenix Coyotes stayed alive with a 2-0 win over LA yesterday. []

- New York Rangers forward Brandon Prust has been suspended for one game for elbowing New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov. []

- The best and worst moments of this year's playoffs. [ESPN]

- A change in roster philosophy is paying big benefits for the Kings and Rangers. [THN]

- How do the Kings stack up against dominant playoff teams from the past? [Backhand Shelf]

- This racy Jonathan Quick advertisement is pretty darn funny. [Puck Daddy]

Around the NHL:

- Russia dominated Slovakia 6-2 to win the IIHF World Championship. [Puck Daddy]

- What's the offseason plan for the Colorado Avalanche? [TSN]