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Sabres Links: Kane ahead of schedule, Pysyk hopes to stick, compensation rules changing

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The NHL has reportedly realized the silly nature of compensating teams for fired coaches, but that doesn't mean Buffalo will get back their third-round pick.

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Sabres Links

  • Evander Kane is ahead of schedule when it comes to his recovery [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Mark Pysyk is ready to go following his health scare, and hoping to finally stay in Buffalo [Edmonton Journal]
  • The Sabres will likely be one of the last teams to compensate a team for a fired coach, as the league is expected to change the rule [The Score]
  • The NHL combine in Buffalo puts the spotlight on future stars [Buffalo News]

Around The League

  • Chicago is heading to the Stanley Cup with a Game 7 win over Anaheim [NHL.com]
  • Phil Housley is reportedly at the top of the Devils' coaching list [NJ.com]
  • Rumor around the league is that the Bruins will retain Claude Julien, but he'll be on a short leash. Mike Milbury could even replace him [Boston Globe]