'Also left unprotected were forwards Jeremy Adduono, Jason Botterill and Chris Taylor; defensemen Doug Houda and Rory Fitzpatrick; and goaltender Tom Askey.'
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'"I was disappointed at first," Roy said. "I felt better playing up there with those guys. I knew I wouldn't make it as a top four centre, but (Maxim) Afinogenov is hurt and I thought I could move in there (on right wing)."'
'Hamel is in jeopardy of getting waived and – if he isn't picked up by another National Hockey League team – sent down to the minors before the Sabres open the regular season Oct. 10 against the New York Islanders in HSBC Arena.'
'Has it dawned on anyone that this group investigated the Rigases' books, sifted through the fiction, and realized it doesn't have the dough?'
'Vaclav Varada, the Buffalo Sabres holdout right winger, is working out with the Otters at Tullio Arena. Varada is the first active NHL player to take part in workouts with the team. He's been traveling to Erie for ice time for more than a week after calling to get permission from Otters officials. He is not speaking with reporters.'