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Sabres Links: Gionta introduced, Islanders sign a pair, John Scott signs in San Jose

Brian Gionta spoke with the media wearing his newly minted #12 Sabres jersey, the first of the free agents to be formally introduced. As one Sabre enters, another one leaves as John Scott will be protecting players on the other side of the country.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres held an introductory press conference for Brian Gionta, who sounded happy to be so close to home []
  • John Scott will not be back with the Sabres next season, as he signed a one-year deal with the Sharks [CSN Bay Area]
  • The Pegula's hired a sports broker to handle their dealings with attempting to purchase the Bills [Buffalo News]

Around The League

  • The Islanders bolstered their offense, signing Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin [TSN]
  • Claude Giroux was arrested for grabbing a police officers behind, but will not be charged []
  • The Predators had their first signing of free agency, adding Olli Jokinen on a one-year deal [Tennessean]
  • Radim Vrbata signs a two-year $10 million deal with Vancouver [TSN]