Daily Links for Thursday, January 5

More good news on the injury front is here for Buffalo - in case you missed it yesterday, Tyler Myers will most likely return for the Sabres' next game against Carolina tomorrow.

Sabres' Myers OK to give it a shot Friday - The Buffalo News
As soon as doctors gave Tyler Myers' body the green light, it was if his mind got healthy, too. The Sabres' defenseman began bombing slap shots and snapping passes Wednesday, his first practice after learning his surgically repaired wrist is completely healed.

All quiet on the Sabres hockey front - The Buffalo News
It's been a really quiet hockey season in Buffalo. How quiet? "Married couples fighting upstairs, you can hear that on the ice," Sabres forward Ville Leino said Wednesday. Some very interesting comments about game presentation and atmosphere here from Leino and Mike Weber.

The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will host a viewing party at First Niagara Center to provide fans with an opportunity to watch...

Bulldog: C'mon Sabres - WGR 550
Bulldog is waiting for something dramatic to shake this team up.

Rangers' coach Tortorella fined for comments - NHL.com
New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella has been fined for comments made following Monday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Blackhawks' Carcillo suspended for seven games - NHL.com
Chicago's forward Daniel Carcillo has been suspended for seven games and will forfeit $66,158.54 in salary for boarding Edmonton's Tom Gilbert.

Flames' Bourque suspended five games - NHL.com
Flames forward Rene Bourque has been suspended for five games.

Ducks GM puts ‘for sale’ signs on everyone but Selanne, Koivu - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Maybe it's a motivation technique. Maybe he really doesn't mean everyone save for two players are available. Or, perhaps, Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray has actually placed nearly his entire roster on the auction block this season.

Cullen: I didn't expect this from the NHL in 2011 - TSN
As we start 2012, here are some things for each team from the 2011 portion of this NHL season that Scott Cullen did not expect.

Sale of the St. Louis Blues gets interesting - The Globe and Mail
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman enforces deadline puts Matthew Hulsizer’s bid out of contention

All sports should have something like NHL's Winter Classic - SI.com
What's been lost -- that first spark of love -- is hinted at in hockey's Winter Classic. It doesn't go nearly far enough though - Steve Rushin wants it to be played on a pond, lit by the headlights of your uncle's Dodge Dart.

World Junior Hockey 2012: All-European Final Leaves Canada Playing For Bronze - SBNation.com
Stunning turns and toppled favorites mean Canada misses out on the WJC gold medal game for the first time in 11 years, while Team USA battles it out in the relegation round. Sweden and Russia will play for gold.

Rick DiPietro Gets Injured While On Injured Reserve - Deadspin
The Islanders' $4.5 million third-string goaltender was sent home to see the doctor after he suffered a lower body injury, even though he's already been on IR for a month.