‘Daniel Briere is heading back to Switzerland, and he’s bringing one of the NHL’s best with him. The Buffalo Sabres center agreed to rejoin Bern on Wednesday, and he will renew his partnership with Dany Heatley of the Atlanta Thrashers.’
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"Our system works, it's proven itself," Buffalo Bills Cornerback Troy Vincent added. "You look at those 32 owners, they're all on the same page. It's a shared revenue stream from top to bottom."
The Amerks have released six players from their 2004 training camp roster: goalie Chris Madden, defensemen Sylvain Dufresne and Jay Leach, and forwards Scott Sheppard, Nicolas Corbeil and Darren VanOene.
'Connolly is playing for the Swiss club Langnau. He missed the entire 2003-04 season because of a head injury during an exhibition game a year ago. Connolly, the fifth overall pick in the 1999 entry draft, had 12 goals and 13 assists in 80 games the previous season.'
'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.'
'"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."'
Jillson joins a defense that includes Brandon Smith, Todd Rohloff, Doug Janik, David Cullen, Steve Lingren, Nathan Paetsch and Ryan Jorde. The group now has over 2,500 professional games of experience, three Calder Cups and two NCAA national championships.
Rochester Americans General Manager Jody Gage announced today that the team has released eight players from their 2004 training camp roster. The players are goalie Greg Hewitt, forwards Nathan Gilles, Mark Langdon, Nathan Martz and Craig Soke, and defensemen Mike Jarmuth, J.P. Morin and Jeff State.
'Jillson will make an undisclosed minor-league salary, far less than the $1.3 million deal he had agreed to with the Sabres in July.'