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Sabres Links: Vanek tied to laundering scandal again, Grigorenko seizing opportunity, decision time for Reinhart

Thomas Vanek seems to be further wrapped up in the money laundering scheme than it was originally speculated. Back in Buffalo, the Sabres need to decide the future of their top young talent.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres were unable to hold on to a 2-1 lead, falling to the Bruins in overtime []
  • Mikhail Grigorenko seizing opportunity in Rochester [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Advertisement or not, the new Tim Horton statue adds to the waterfront landscape [Buffalo News]
  • With his nine games played the Sabres now need to make a decision on Sam Reinhart, while the Sabres try to avoid a battle between the CHL and KHL for Nikita Zadorov [Buffalo News]
  • Gleason: Staying in NHL is the best move for Reinhart's future [Buffalo News]
  • This week's #TBT profile featured Chris Taylor, who is now coaching with Rochester []
  • Prospect Report: Eric Cornel notches three assists, Victor Olofsson scores another shootout winner [Sabres Prospects]

Around The League

  • Thomas Vanek was even further tied to the money laundering scandal, as Mark Ruff pleaded guilty to laundering a gambling bet his attorney said was made with an Islanders check [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle]
  • The Flyers announced last night that they had signed free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo []
  • The owners of Las Vegas' new arena are highly interested in hosting an NHL team [SB Nation]