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Sabres Links: Five players on injured reserve, captains named, Neuvirth waiting for opportunity

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The Sabres face some injury troubles even before the season opener, but it allows the team to keep up some young players early in the season.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres named Brian Gionta the next captain of the team, with Matt Moulson and Josh Gorges serving as alternates [Sabres.com]
  • The Sabres are starting off the season a bit banged up, as Patrick Kaleta, Johan Larsson, Jake McCabe, Mark Pysyk, and Matt Hackett are all on injured reserve [Twitter]
  • With Jhonas Enroth as the starter, Michal Neuvirth must wait for his opportunity [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • The Sabres are right around the middle of the league in ticket price, coming in at 17th [The Hockey News]
  • The NFL owners will vote either for or against the Pegula's purchase of the Bills today [WGR 550]
  • Prospect Report: JT Compher contributes in exhibition [Sabres Prospects]

Around The League

  • Shoulder surgery likely needed for Sam Bennett [TSN]
  • Devils sign Jordin Tootoo to one-year deal [Sportsnet]
  • A 32-year-old enforcer Bobby Robins, who has never played a game in the NHL, made the Bruins 23-man roster [Pro Hockey Talk]