Numminen aware of risk in heart issue

'Numminen said his condition is a swollen aorta. "It grows and eventually it will grow to the point they have to replace the valve," Numminen said. "That will be a surgery hopefully 10, 20, 30 years from now. We have to monitor it every year and see how fast it grows. Doctors say I'm OK to do what I do and there's no risks involved."'

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks are blanked by River Rats (Rochester D&C)

Divide the bloated AHL into two leagues (Rochester D&C)

Breaks finally go the Rats’ way in win over Rochester (Albany Times Union)

Albany 2, Rochester 0 (AP)

River Rats Blank Amerks (RNews.com)

Amerks blanked by Albany (Amerks.com)

Leighton back with Amerks; Pominville recalled (Amerks.com)

Rays shut-out Americans (AlbanyRiverRats.com)

Biron's play simply spectacular

'Biron was especially sharp – and had to be – in the second period with the Sabres holding a 2-0 lead. He made 18 saves, the most impressive pair coming with his glove.'

Kalinin plays himself out of lineup

'"My expectations are very high for Dmitri," Ruff said. "That's the biggest frustration."'

Saturday’s Montreal Coverage

Goalie Biron holds fort for Sabres against Habs (Montreal Gazette)

Numminen feels Fischer’s pain (Montreal Gazette)

Time for Hockey Hall of Fame to open door for team doctors (Montreal Gazette)

Biron holds off Habs (Canadiens.com)

Snoozefest in Buffalo (HabsWorld.net)

Buffalo 3, Montreal 1

‘”It’s just the nature of our team,” said Connolly, who sealed the game on the power play with his sixth goal, scored with just over three minutes to go. “We always want to work as hard as we can out there, and when we do that, we know that good things will happen.”‘

Sabres forward Pyatt fractures wrist

‘Sabres coach Lindy Ruff didn’t want to speculate on exactly how long Pyatt will be out, saying that it will be a “good period of time.”‘

Sabres top Canadiens for fifth win in six games

‘”It’s good play from everybody,” Biron said. “Everybody’s stepping up, really being able to put them away in the third period, stepping up after they scored a big goal, Timmy (Connolly) scoring a big one.”‘

Buffalo 3, Montreal 1

‘”That’s the most consistent effort from me all year,” Biron said. “I played at the level I wanted it to be. There was no letdown. There was no part of the game I wasn’t happy with.”‘

Biron Shuts Down Habs; Sabres Win 3-1

‘The Sabres have acquired 11 points out of a possible 12 in their last six games and continue to creep back up the Eastern Confrence standings. They trail the Rangers by six points for first in the confrence and Ottawa by five for first in the Northeast division.’

Marty is magic against Montreal

‘”In a lot of ways, he stood on his head and got the two points for us”.

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks beaten by AHL’s best (Rochester D&C)

Goalie gamble nearly put Amerks in a tough spot (Rochester D&C)

Sizzling Penguins answer challenge (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader)

Koltsov propels Penguins past Amerks (Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice)

Game report (Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Rochester 2 (AP)

Amerks Come Close (RNews.com)

Pens amke it 12 straight in win over Amerks (Amerks.com)

Amerks add goalie Phil Osaer (Amerks.com)

Amerks announce Holiday packages (Amerks.com)

Pens stay perfect on the road (WBSPenguins.com)

Watching doesn't sit with Briere

'Briere, the Sabres' leading scorer, has been sore since last week. He said rest has been the only thing that's soothing. "That's what I need right now. We all knew with the schedule this year there's not going to be any time to rest until the Olympic break. It's tough," he said. "I thought we'd take the day off to try to let it heal. We'll see (today) how it is. It's a day-to-day thing."'

Sabres vs. Canadiens

'Of a possible 10 points in the last five games, the Sabres recorded nine.'

The Thanksgiving Column

'With it being Thanksgiving, this seems to be a good time to take a break from ragging on the Sabres about their bad drafting, bad management, bad coaching, and mediocre playing, and think about some of the special moments that have made me thankful to be a Sabre fan for the last 35 years.'