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Sabres Links: Franson signs PTO with Chicago, Gionta weighing options

Two former Sabres are trying to figure out their future

Buffalo Sabres v New Jersey Devils Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Sabres Links

  • Jack Eichel said he’s confident he’ll sign a long-term deal with the Sabres []
  • A bigger, more confident Alexander Nylander is ready to prove himself [Buffalo News]
  • Brian Gionta, still unsigned, is weighing his options as the season approaches [Buffalo News]
  • For veterans, the Prospects Challenge can serve as a springboard into camps []
  • What do the numbers say we should expect from the Sabres this year? [The Buffalo Star]
  • Now healed after a scary concussion, Kyle Okposo is excited to start the season [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

Around The League

  • Former Sabre Cody Franson is signing a professional tryout agreement with the Blackhawks [Second City Hockey]
  • Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis will miss multiple months after undergoing surgery [TSN]
  • George Parros was named the new head of the NHL’s Player Safety [TSN]
  • The Senators removed 1,500 seats from their arena [Sportsnet]