‘The deal comes one day before Pominville was scheduled for an arbitration hearing in Toronto. But the Sabres have yet to reach an agreement with defenseman Toni Lydman, who has an arbitration hearing on Thursday. Right wings Maxim Afinogenov and J.P. Dumont and centers Tim Connolly, Paul Gaustad and Adam Mair are the other Sabres with arbitration hearings, which are scheduled through August 4.’
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