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

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 []
  • 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]