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The Buffalo Sabres have had eight healthy defensemen in practice the last two days, something they haven’t had all season with the long-term injuries suffered by Zach Bogosian and Mark Pysyk. Coach Dan Bylsma has said several times this season he abhors having eight on his roster and the team would have to do something about the situation if it ever evolved.
“We’re there,” Bylsma said with a pained smile after practice Tuesday in First Niagara Center.
Mike Weber and Carlo Colaiacovo will sit out Wednesday’s game in Montreal but Bylsma said he expects to see seven of the eight play over the next four days, when the team has the matchup with the Habs and a home-and-home series against Boston.
Will Murray let McGinn remain in Buffalo and be part of the vital lessons being learned by a budding team, or will the general manager ship out the pending unrestricted free agent for an asset who won’t feel the pride of taking the rebuild’s first steps?
“This is the process. If I can acquire younger assets or future assets for some of our veterans, especially veterans on expiring contracts, I’m going to pursue that for sure.”
League source tells me #Sabres thought they had deal in principle w/ Babcock 2 days ago around same term/dollars as Leafs. Maybe even 9 yrs.
— Shawn Stepner (@StepnerWKBW) May 20, 2015
They'll try to trade it for either a goalie or with a player to move up. Might be hard to do the latter. https://t.co/JXUW6jvVkA
— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) May 13, 2015
— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) March 2, 2015
Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun writes … With Vermette out of the way, the attention can turn to Buffalo winger Chris Stewart and Dallas’ Erik Cole.
Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com writes … Deal for Chris Stewart could wait until the deadline
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Hodgson’s future is in limbo with the Sabres
tsn.ca writes … Kane talks heating up between Jets and Sabres
Ted Nolan is encouraging the Sabres who are trade candidates to "make it happen" with fine play. "Maybe somebody will see you and want you."
— John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) February 3, 2015
John Vogl of the Buffalo News writes … Recent hot streak increases Stewart’s value,
Elliotte Friedman on Chris Stewart ….“Nashville was looking at him. Calgary is obviously looking at him. Boston has been looking at him. Ottawa has been looking at him.
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