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Daily Links for Friday, November 4

The Sabres play the first of a back-to-back set tonight, and their next four games come against some combination of Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Calgary – time to get some W’s on the board.

Sabres try to snap slump against Flames – NHL.com
This inter-conference matchup should provide an interesting test for two teams searching for consistent success as the regular season starts to heat up.

Kaleta suspended four games – The Buffalo News
The NHL has suspended Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta for four games for the head butt on Flyers‘ Jakub Vorcek.

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forward Corey Tropp has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Sabres Miller Trying To Adjust Mentally – WGR 550
Ryan Miller went out for practice early and stayed late after being pulled early against Philadelphia. He gave up three goals on 11 shots with two goals he normally stops.

More Sabres Links:

Is a 4-game suspension long enough for Patrick Kaleta? – Puck Daddy
Patrick Kaleta of the Buffalo Sabres is no stranger to NHL supplemental discipline, but on Thursday he got his first taste of punishment under the rule of Brendan Shanahan.

The Trials of Big Tex – The Goose’s Roost
Tyler Myers is incredibly important to the prospects of the Buffalo Sabres. But there’s reason for hope despite his poor start.

Things to Hang Your Hate On – Dear God Why Us Sports
A clever title backed up by some nice points.

Around the NHL:

Predators ink Rinne to seven-year extension – NHL.com
Predators ink Rinne to seven-year extension

Top 10: October surprises – THN
With one month behind us we look at some of the biggest individual and team surprises so far this season.

Alfredsson ‘can’t say for sure’ when he’ll return – Ottawa Senators
Four days after taking a blow to the head from Wojtek Wolski of the New York Rangers, the Senators captain is still enduring concussion symptoms. And until they subside, Ottawa will have to soldier on without the services of its unquestioned leader.

Drink it up: Puck Daddy’s NHL Beer Cost Index for 2011-12 – Puck Daddy
Congrats to the Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres for having the most beer-friendly pricing in the NHL, either out of kindness or necessity.

Cal Clutterbuck’s errant punch hits linesman instead – ESPN
The fight between Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck and Vancouver’s Maxim Lapierre was intense enough to get an official involved.

NHL finally has its television house in order overseas – The Globe and Mail
League will announce Thursday it has nailed down 10 final media-rights contracts to give it complete coverage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.