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Sabres Links: Rinaldo suspended, Lieuwen and Ruhwedel both concussed, Foligno to play

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Despite some thinking that Foligno would be out for the long term, he's already ready to play again. Lieuwen and Ruhwedel aren't so lucky, due to both suffering concussions.

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Sabres Links

  • Nathan Lieuwen and Chad Ruhwedel both have concussions, so the Sabres will likely call-up another goalie and defenseman. Marcus Foligno will be back tonight, and Torrey Mitchell, Christian Ehrhoff, and Chris Stewart will be gametime decisions [Sabres.com]
  • The NHL suspended Zac Rinaldo four games for his hit on Ruhwedel [NHL.com]
  • Hudson Fasching prepares for the Frozen Four, Nikita Zadorov scores a goal and two assists in Western Conference semifinal [Sabres.com]

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  • Ilya Bryzgalov earned his second straight shutout, Wild now only one point from clinching a playoff spot [Wild.com]
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  • The Lightning gave GM Steve Yzerman a four year extension yesterday [TSN]
  • The Panthers submitted a new proposal to the county, but not much has changed [Sun-Sentinel]