Daily Links for Wednesday, October 12

Plenty of Sabres news today, so check after the break for more stories about the new locker room and Drew Schiestel's injury.

Pominville said that Adam’s play in training camp "forced the hand of the organization to keep him here." But Adam knows that he’s far from having a position locked up for the rest of the season.

Sabres' Hecht Cleared For Contact, Friday Status Uncertain - WGR 550
Buffalo Sabres forward Jochen Hecht has missed a fair amount of time due to a head injury, but the long-time member of the franchise is inching his way back towards a return.

Vulgar Statistics: Sabres Milestones Within Reach, 2011-2012 Edition - Black & Blue & Gold
Which Sabres can pass significant career milestones this year?

A brief history of Lindy Ruff, the modern model for coaching longevity - THe Good Point
Lindy Ruff has been with the Buffalo Sabres that he's now the NHL's most-tenured coach. This is his story.

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Sabres hire Benson as chief develoment officer - Sabres Edge
The Sabres have named Cliff Benson, who was working as a senior adviser, to the role of chief develoment officer. He will oversee the Sabres foundation and other projects involving the team and community.

New digs honor Sabres' past - The Buffalo News
The reaction to the new room was universally positive, with players smiling and staring wide-eyed at the pictures, logos, lights and nods to history that the Sabres' design team created over the summer and while the team was in Europe last week.

Drew Schiestel Out 4-6 Weeks with MCL Sprain - Let's Go Amerks!
After only one game the Amerks have their first injury that will miss an extended number of games.

NHL Links:

No setbacks, but still no contact for Sidney Crosby - The Globe and Mail
Pittsburgh Penguins captain’s status remains unchanged as team gets ready for home opener.

Why a chip on Rich Peverley’s shoulder made him money with the Bruins - Big Bad Blog
Next season, Rich Peverley will carry a heavier price-tag than he’s had in his career. Coming off a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of less than $1.5 million, Peverley’s salary will more than double, as he will cost the Bruins $9.75 million over the next three years.

Krejci injured during Boston practice - NHL.com
Bruins center David Krejci was injured late in practice Tuesday morning at Ristuccia Arena and left the ice earlier than the rest of his teammates.

NHL must stay strong with stiff suspensions - THN
In the face of criticism, it is in the league's best interest to push forward in handing out harsher suspensions rather than cave in to pressure to lighten up.

After being cut by the Rangers, Sean Avery is a Whale - Puck Daddy
Sean Avery finally decided that staying within driving distance to Manhattan was more important than ice time in Zurich or with Vityaz Chekhov, so the New York Rangers agitator reported to the AHL's Connecticut Whale on Tuesday after being waived last week.