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Sabres Links: Amerks get reinforcements, Detroit and Columbus clinch, league front office moves

The Sabres may be out of the playoffs, but the Rochester Americans are still in the hunt. They will get some much needed help in their quest from Deslauriers and Larsson in addition to Mike Zigomanis returning from injury.

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Sabres Links

  • Drew Stafford and Henrik Tallinder close to returning, Johan Larsson and Nicolas Deslauriers sent down to Rochester [Buffalo News]
  • Schopp: The Sabres keyword is optimism [WGR 550]
  • Gleason: Pegula has desire, but a lousy plan [Buffalo News]
  • Prospects Report: William Carrier returns, Zadorov has an assist [Sabres Prospects]

Around The League

  • The Canucks introduced Trevor Linden as the team's new President of Hockey Ops a day after firing Mike Gillis []
  • Toronto is reportedly interested in adding Brendan Shanahan to their front office [ESPN]
  • The Red Wings clinched the playoffs for the 23rd straight season [Detroit Free Press]
  • Columbus clinched their second ever playoff appearance with a win over the Stars [TSN]
  • Ben Bishop is out for the rest of the regular season, no timetable set on the playoffs [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Former Sabre Adam Pardy finding new hockey life at 30 [TSN]