Daily Links for Tuesday, January 31

Just one more day until the Buffalo Sabres return to action, and it looks like they'll once again have the services of Tyler Ennis.

MONDAY NOTES - Buffalo Sabres
It was back to work today for most of the Buffalo Sabres as they gathered at FNC for practice before flying to Montreal.

Ennis Ready To Return For Sabres - WGR 550
Sabre Coach Lindy Ruff says that forward Tyler Ennis is on track to play against the Canadiens in Montreal on Tuesday night.

Miller on Black: 'I'm sure there's frustrations in his situation just like there are in ours' - Sabres Edge
The spector of trades looms over this club, especially in the wake of President Ted Black's comments Saturday in Ottawa that "Our commitment is to winning, not to any particular group of players that are labeled as a core."

Jason Pominville: Before I Made It - THN
The Sabres right winger recalls being all about hockey as a kid and playing in the Quebec peewee tournament.

RoostCast 45: An Evening With Mike Harrington - The Goose's Roost
Buffalo News Sabres beat writer and baseball columnist Mike Harrington joins Ryan by phone to discuss the state of the Sabres at the All-Star break.

Minor Fixes Could Add Excitement To NHL All-Star Weekend - SBNation.com
The NHL All-Star Game isn't broken. It's actually a ton of fun. We just don't realize that on television, and the league can apply a few quick fixes to make sure that changes.

Canadians care more about Skills Competition than NHL All-Star Game - Puck Daddy
Saturday's NHL Skills Competition in Ottawa topped Sunday's All-Star Game in the ratings for CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, according to the overnight ratings.

Trade Rumblings: Ruutu, Carter on move? - ESPN
From conversations Pierre LeBrun has had with teams over the weekend, there’s a chance the trade season will get going for real after the All-Star break.

Leafs’ playoff hopes hinge on finishing with a flourish - The Globe and Mail
Unlike previous seasons, strong stretch run would carry Toronto into playoffs.

Hurricanes sign Gleason to four-year extension - NHL.com
The Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday they have signed defenseman Tim Gleason to a four-year, $16 million contract extension.

Bettman reiterates support for shootout as tiebreaker - TSN
Plenty of skepticism from the purist wing of the sport surrounded the introduction of the shootout.