'According to sources, the deal looked imminent a few weeks ago but has stalled for some unknown reason, perhaps because the NHL lockout has removed any need for urgency.'
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'"We heard through the grapevine that he wanted to play, and it worked out for everybody," Amerks General Manager Jody Gage said. "It's a win-win-win situation. We had one opening on our back end, Jeff wanted to make sure he continued his development and the Sabres will have a more polished player once the NHL resumes."'
'"I was at home one day and they gave me a call," Jillson said. "It's great to stay playing for the Buffalo organization. From what I've heard, we have a great team here and a great bunch of guys."'