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Sabres Links: Buffalo News season preview, Gionta feeling strong, Jets trade for Budaj

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The Sabres are now a day away from the deadline for cuts, and three days away from their season opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game week!

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Sabres Links

  • It was a big day of content in the News yesterday, as they published their annual season preview section [Buffalo News]
  • Brian Gionta still feeling strong entering 13th season [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • The sale of the Bills to the Pegula family is expected to be easily approved this week [Pro Football Talk]

Around The League

  • The Jets acquired Peter Budaj and Patrick Holland from Montreal for Eric Tangradi [TSN]
  • Leon Draisaitl made the final cut for the Oilers, meaning he'll start the season in the NHL [Edmonton Sun]
  • Jeff Skinner left the Hurricanes preseason game with an upper-body injury after a Matt Niskanen hit [NHL.com]
  • The Blue Jackets claimed Jack Skille off waivers from the Islanders [Pro Hockey Talk]