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Sabres Links: Hackett could stick for rest of the season & releases new mask, Compher nets trick

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Matt Hackett was the center of attention yesterday, but didn't have a great day between the pipes for the Sabres.

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Sabres Links

  • Matt Hackett struggled in the Sabres' 6-1 loss to Washington [Sabres.comJaspers' Rink]
  • With Chad Johnson's injury it could be Hackett's chance to start with the Sabres [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Hackett was also in the news for his new mask, featuring Dominik Hasek, Gilbert Perreault, Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith [CBS Sports]
  • Prospect Report: JT Compher gets a hat trick, Nick Baptiste scores two [Sabres Prospects]

Around The League

  • Detroit and Toronto could talk more about a possible Dion Phaneuf deal according to Bruce Garrioch [Ottawa Sun]
  • It looks like there will be a bit more moving around in the AHL for next season. Winnipeg is reportedly in the works to move their affiliate from St. John's to Winnipeg as well, bringing back the Manitoba Moose. It sounds like the void in St. John's would be filled by Montreal, who would move their affiliate from Hamilton [Winnipeg Free Press]