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Sabres Links: Coaching staff cleared, Amerks clinch playoffs, Sabres add ECHL affiliate

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It was a busy day in the Sabres organization, as the team not only made their coaching changes official but also celebrated some exciting news throughout the organization. The Americans clinched their playoff spot and the Sabres welcomed ECHL Elmira to the team.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres announced that Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment in the hockey department, while Teppo Numminen and and Jim Corsi will not return to the team next season [Sabres.com]
  • The Americans clinched a playoff spot with a 4-1 win over Utica [Amerks.com]
  • Cody Hodgson is among the players representing Canada in the Worlds [TSN]
  • The Sabres now have an ECHL affiliate, as they have come to an agreement with the Elmira Jackals [JackalsHockey.com]

Around The League

  • Dale Weise scored in overtime to give Montreal a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay [TSN]
  • The Penguins came back from down two to beat Columbus 4-3 [Sportsnet]
  • The Ducks held off a Stars comeback to win 4-3 [NHL.com]
  • Paul Maurice had the interim tag taken off, agreeing to a four-year deal to coach the Jets [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • Kevin Cheveldayoff says that Ondrej Pavelec will be Winnipeg's starter next season [Pro Hockey Talk]