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Sabres Links: Conacher debuts, Lafontaine breaks his silence, Sabres suspend Klesla

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After a quick start out of the break, the Sabres are starting to come back to earth. Those rooting on the tank are pleased.

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Sabres Links

  • Cory Conacher got his first point as a Sabre, but Buffalo still lost 2-1 to Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks [Sabres.comSecond City Hockey]
  • Pat Lafontaine broke his silence, but refused to discuss his departure [Buffalo News]
  • Conacher was excited for his debut in Buffalo, and actually asked Kane if it was ok if he wears 88 in Buffalo [WGR 550]
  • Mark Pysyk feels like he can continue to develop in Rochester [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • The Sabres have suspended Rostislav Klesla after he refused to report to the Americans [TSN]
  • Prospect Report: Nick Baptiste scores his 43rd, Mikhail Grigorenko tallies two assists, Amerks fall in OT [Sabres Prospects]

Around The League

  • Lindy Ruff said that Kari Lehtonen isn't doing well after suffering a head injury [TSN]
  • Longer overtimes will be discussed at general managers meetings [NHL.com]
  • Yesterday was Tim Thomas bobblehead night in Florida, despite the team already trading him to Dallas [Pro Hockey Talk]