'Unfortunately Tom Askey and Henrik Tallinder will start the season with the Rochester Americans of the AHL, while Derek Roy will be sent back to Kitchener of the OHL.'
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'Leaf management had to be particularly delighted with the play of Tellqvist and Centomo, the closest things they have to goalies of the future at the moment. Tellqvist stopped all 13 shots he faced and while Centomo allowed three on 26 shots, none of them were cheap and two came in the last two minutes when the Sabres had their goalie out of the net.'
'The only junior player in the Buffalo Sabres' lineup for Wednesday's preseason game with the Maple Leafs, the 19-year-old center felt the weight of his first NHL start, even if the contest didn't count.'
'New York State's creative effort to boost the sales of Buffalo Sabres season tickets, a vital part of efforts to sell the team and keep it in Buffalo, should go neither unnoticed nor unthanked.'
'Buffalo may not be stocked with high-priced talent, but the players they do have functioned well enough against the Maple Leafs.'
'Only a total flameout by Biron or Noronen would prompt a change in the pecking order. Or a sensational camp by Askey, which is what he has had so far.'
The Sabres outshot the Leafs 31-10 after the first period en route to a 39-26 margin for the game.
'Happiness is an elusive thing down at the Air Canada Centre these days, and this has nothing to do with the Toronto Maple Leafs blowing a two-goal lead in the final two minutes of last night's preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres and settling for a 3-3 overtime tie.'
'"We needed a fourth-line centre," said Sabre GM Darcy Regier during the Sabres' preseason 3-3 tie with Toronto Maple Leafs last night. "Will he make the team? I would think so if he keeps going like he's been going."'
'Miroslav Satan scored with 36 seconds left in regulation to cap a four-goal flurry in the final five minutes of the third period and lift the Buffalo Sabres into a 3-3 exhibition tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs.'