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Sabres Links: Islanders likely to keep pick, Amerks blow out Syracuse, is Armia homesick?

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The Americans are rolling, but there is one red flag that may have some turning their heads. Could the Sabres first round pick in 2011 want to head back to Finland?

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Sabres Links

  • Garth Snow and the Islanders are likely to retain their first round pick this season [Islanders Point Blank]
  • Nick Deslauriers scored his first Rochester goal as the Americans blow out Syracuse 5-1 [Amerks.com]
  • One Finnish report says that Joel Armia may want to go back home [WGR 550]
  • Chad Ruhwedel was impressive in first game back after the Zac Rinaldo hit [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Colton Gillies has made the most of his chance with the Americans [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle]
  • Prospects Report: Cal Petersen makes 23 saves in 7-2 victory [Sabres Prospects]

Around The League

  • Pavel Datsyuk scored late as Detroit beats Boston in game one [NHL.com]
  • Montreal takes a 2-0 series lead over Tampa with a 4-1 victory [NHL.com]
  • Anaheim survives a late Dallas rally to take a two game lead in the series [NHL.com]
  • Joel Quenneville fined $25,000 for gesture [Chicago Tribune]
  • Milan Lucic was up to his usual business again, as he speared Danny DeKeyser from behind [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • The Coyotes, Kings, Ducks, Sharks, and possibly a western Canadian team could be moving their AHL affiliates to form a new pacific division [Mayor's Manor]
  • More suitors are lining up to take a run at owning the Islanders [Sports Business Daily]