Sabres Links: Hodgson signs, Sabres willing to retain some of Vanek's salary, Rolston speaks

A busy day in Sabresland it was! With Hodgson signed, the roster seems all but set for pre-season. Oh man, hockey is almost here!

  • Sabres sign Cody Hodgson to new six-year deal []
  • Ron Rolston speaks, addresses captaincy, defensive pairings, new philosophy [Buffalo News]
  • According to a report, the Sabres are willing to retain some of Thomas Vanek's salary in a trade [Pro Hockey Talk]/

Around The League

  • World Cup of soccer could be coming soon [Toronto Sun]
  • Joni Pitkanen to miss entire season with injury []
  • Stan Bowman gets two year extension from Chicago [TSN]
  • In addition to Tim Thomas and Jose Theodore, the Panthers also invited Ilya Bryzgalov to camp [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Marty Biron missing camp due to personal issue, Johan Hedberg gets a PTO [Pro Hockey Talk]/