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Sabres Links: Hodgson nets hat trick, Latvia upsets US, Konopka responds to suspension

Two Sabres had awesome days for their teams overseas at Worlds. One Sabres' day back home didn't go as smoothly.

Bruce Bennett

Sabres Links

  • Cody Hodgson scores a hat trick for Canada and Zemgus Girgensons scored in Latvia's upset of the US []
  • Zenon Konopka issued a statement after being suspended 20 games for substance abuse [Buffalo News]
  • Nikita Zadorov and Brady Austin are ready to kick off the Memorial Cup [Sabres Prospects]
  • Konopka's suspension shows that the NHL needs to increase vigilance [The Hockey News]

Around The League

  • Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that Dan Boyle and Martin Havlat will not return to the team and that Brett Burns will be moved back to defense [CSN Bay Area]
  • John Tortorella reportedly wanted Alex Burrows bought out. He also never spoke to the AHL coach [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • The Wild are expected to extend head coach Mike Yeo [Twin Cities Pioneer Press]
  • Zdeno Chara broke his finger at some point in the Montreal series [ESPN]
  • It is reportedly unlikely that Mikhail Grabovski and Dustin Penner will both be back in Washington next season [The 4th Period]
  • The Seattle mayor says that the city won't change their arena deal for hockey [My Northwest]