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The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they will be wearing the original Blue and Gold uniforms for 15 home games this season (37%) as their 3rd jersey. The new primary uniforms will be unveiled in September.
'Lydman has agreed to a four-year deal worth $11.5 million.'
‘Terms of the deal were not immediately released, but it’s expected to include a raise over the $450,000 Pominville made last year. A restricted free agent whose rights were retained by the Sabres last month, Pominville was scheduled to have his contract settled in an arbitration hearing Friday.’
'As a rookie with the Sabres last season, Pominville tallied 18 goals with 12 assists for 30 points in 57 games. The forward began the campaign with the club's AHL affiliate in Rochester, where he was leading the league with 19 goals in 18 games before his recall on November 26.'
‘Buffalo has settled with five players ahead of their hearings, but still have six to go.’
'…concerning the team's uniform for the upcoming season.'
‘The deal comes one day before Pominville was scheduled for an arbitration hearing in Toronto. But the Sabres have yet to reach an agreement with defenseman Toni Lydman, who has an arbitration hearing on Thursday. Right wings Maxim Afinogenov and J.P. Dumont and centers Tim Connolly, Paul Gaustad and Adam Mair are the other Sabres with arbitration hearings, which are scheduled through August 4.’
‘Pominville was scheduled for NHL arbitration on Friday, July 28th in Toronto.’
'"The market's going up and not down, and whether a player plays 48 games or 82 games, players are being paid for what they produce," Keator said. "The injury issue isn't as significant especially based on what some of these guys are getting in arbitration or even getting for contracts. . . . Players are being paid based on what their level of production has been throughout their careers."'
‘Patrick will replace Scott Arniel, who left to become the head coach of the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.’
'Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier had forecast the departure of Benning and Houda late last week, so their new jobs were not a shock to the organization. The top of the team's scouting department has been left bare, though, as Don Luce, director of player development, didn't have his contract renewed and Terry Martin, director of professional scouting, took a job with Colorado.'
'The Buffalo Sabres have a player scheduled for an arbitration hearing in Toronto during each of the final seven days of the arbitration period.'