Good news for Sabres


'With Afinogenov and Hecht close to returning to the Sabres lineup, it is a good bet that Denis Hamel and Jaroslav Kristek will be sent back to the Rochester Americans. Kristek is a no-brainer. But Hamel is making a case for himself before Ruff has to make the final decision. It will not be an easy decision for Ruff to make.'