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Sabres Links: Zadorov and Grigorenko score, Rochester loses, US and Canada both win

Mikhail Grigorenko and Nikita Zadorov got off to great starts for team Russia at the World Juniors, while the Rochester Americans had a bit more trouble.

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Sabres Links

  • Nikita Zadorov scores two, Mikhail Grigorenko scores one with two assists in Russia's 11-0 victory over Norway at the World Juniors [TSN]
  • Rochester lost their first game of the Spengler Cup 5-0 to Geneve-Servette []
  • Frederick Roy was tossed from the game with the score 5-0, and he wasn't exactly happy about it [Youtube]
  • Sabres players look back on their experiences in the World Junior Tournament [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

Around The League

  • The USA opened up their World Junior tournament with a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic [TSN]
  • Redwings prospect Anthony Mantha has a hat trick while Sam Reinhart and Connor McDavid both get two points in team Canada victory [TSN]
  • Nathan Horton plans to make Blue Jacket debut in early January [Columbus Dispatch]
  • Phoenix Coyotes ownership disappointed with continued poor attendance [AZ Central]
  • Jets place Grant Clitsome on IR []