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Sabres Links: Thornton jumps Orpik, Rinaldo jumps Rousell, and Neal knees Marchand in the head

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Jared Wickerham

Sabres Links

  • Sabres fall to Montreal 3-2 despite Zemgus Girgensons' stellar goal to get them within one []
  • Hamilton: Sabres have to be boring to be in games [WGR 550]

Around The League

  • Brooks Orpik pulled down by Shawn Thornton, then punched in the head multiple times on the ice. Thornton was ejected and will likely face suspension [TSN]
  • The Thornton incident happened after James Neal game Brad Marchand a knee to the head [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Zac Rinaldo assaults Antoine Rousell in front of the net [USA Today]
  • Peter Laviolette could be a candidate with the Islanders if head coach Jack Capuano is fired [Sports Illustrated]
  • Jan Hejda out 10-14 days with injury []
  • Buins announce Johnny Boychuk only out 3-7 days []
  • Jets "clique" too soft on themselves [Winnipeg Free Press]