Daily Links for Tuesday, December 20

The Sabres are back in action tonight against Ottawa. After the break, the first of many 2011 reviews.

Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators Game Preview - NHL.com
Sabres, Senators continue to battle for position.

Forwards Derek Whitmore and Marcus Foligno have been recalled from the AHL's Rochester Americans.

Miller puts in a long day after a short night - Sabres Edge
Miller stayed on the ice at First Niagara Center for more than 90 minutes today working on his game -- and was out an extra half-hour after many of his teammates were already out of the building to prep for the flight to Ottawa.

The Ecstasy and the Agony - The Willful Caboose
The dichotomy of this Sabres season.

More Sabres Links:

On venom, change and attitude - 3rd Man In
"There does need to be patience right now with the injury situation, because really, there isn’t much they can do between the cap situation and who’s on the shelf. But what will his answer be when they’re healthy?"

Bananas - Hockey Rhetoric
Everyone else involved with professional hockey, from the commissioner of the league to the training staff of individual teams, should be proactively thinking about concussions — specifically, ways to decline the concussion-rate and more effective techniques to treat concussions

Sabres Prospects Three Stars of the Week (12/18/2011) - SabresProspects.com
The three best players left in the minors. You know, as opposed to the NINE minor leaguers currently playing with Buffalo.

Around the NHL:

Puck Daddy’s 10 worst hockey decisions of 2011 - Puck Daddy
The Sabres make the list at #8.

NHL Network To Get Another New Look - The Paranoid Puck
And some new programming.

Rumor Roundup: Flyers deep on 'D' - THN
The Flyers won't be forced into a trade now that they're without Chris Pronger; Leafs seek a fine-tune; and more.

Pens say Sidney Crosby’s condition won’t affect contract talks - The Globe and Mail
Injured Pittsburgh captain has played just eight games since sustaining a concussion on January 5

Jersey Fouls: Ducks fan’s live TV Foul during Boudreau chat - Puck Daddy
On Monday night, coach Bruce Boudreau was interviewed on VERSUS while the glass was being repaired in the Dallas Stars' arena. An Anaheim Ducks fan noticed the live camera shot, and began clowning behind the glass … eventually unleashing one heck of a Jersey Foul, with gusto.