'Defenseman Jay McKee and the Buffalo Sabres agreed Thursday to extend talks for another week to see whether they can negotiate a long-term contract. If a deal isn't reached by then, McKee is prepared to accept a one-year $1.6 million qualifying offer to play with the Sabres. The eight-year NHL veteran would like to play in Buffalo and hopes to secure a longer-term deal before he's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.'
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'Other teams can now pluck off waivers players who make more than $75,000 and are being sent down to the minors or recalled. That led many bubble players to eschew the AHL for higher-paying European deals. That, plus the reduction of allowable veteran players a team can have on its roster from six to five, left Rochester with limited options in filling out its roster.'
Amerks add parent team (Rochester D&C)
Donner says dual affiliation will provide Amerks talent (Rochester D&C)
Panthers’ AHL ties shift to Rochester (Palm Beach Post)
‘High-scoring winger Mark Mancari, still unsigned by the Buffalo Sabres, showed up for training camp, which opens this morning at the Civic Centre. With his status with the Sabres up in the air, Mancari joins forwards Chris Hulit and Julian Talbot, defenceman Nick Van Herpt and goalie Danny Battochio as potential overagers for this season.’