Sabres Links: Kane ahead of schedule, Pysyk hopes to stick, compensation rules changing

The NHL has reportedly realized the silly nature of compensating teams for fired coaches, but that doesn't mean Buffalo will get back their third-round pick.

Sabres Links

  • Evander Kane is ahead of schedule when it comes to his recovery [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Mark Pysyk is ready to go following his health scare, and hoping to finally stay in Buffalo [Edmonton Journal]
  • The Sabres will likely be one of the last teams to compensate a team for a fired coach, as the league is expected to change the rule [The Score]
  • The NHL combine in Buffalo puts the spotlight on future stars [Buffalo News]

Around The League

  • Chicago is heading to the Stanley Cup with a Game 7 win over Anaheim []
  • Phil Housley is reportedly at the top of the Devils' coaching list []
  • Rumor around the league is that the Bruins will retain Claude Julien, but he'll be on a short leash. Mike Milbury could even replace him [Boston Globe]