'The Buffalo Sabres have finally confirmed the so-called 'Buffa-slug' is indeed their new logo for the upcoming 2006/07 season.'
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'"It's nice you can relax knowing you're going to be in a place for a few years, and I'm happy it's Buffalo," Connolly said by phone Friday. "I've been here for a while now, and it's a great city to play in. I'm really happy with the way the organization is going with the guys they're signing, and I look forward to a successful future with this team."'
'He missed 19 games due to injury, however, and suffered a concussion in Game 2 of the conference semifinal matchup against the Ottawa Senators that sidelined him for the remainder of the postseason.'
'Right wings Maxim Afinogenov and J.P. Dumont and centers Paul Gaustad and Adam Mair still are scheduled for arbitration hearings.'
‘Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said he’s been assured by the team’s medical staff and a concussion specialist that Connolly will be ready for the start of the season. Connolly’s agent, J.P. Barry, said his client’s rehab is progressing and, based on the last medical checkup, Connolly should be cleared to begin skating within two weeks.’
‘”After discussions with Tim and our medical staff, we fully expect Tim to be completely healthy,” said Sabres GM Darcy Regier.’
‘The Sabres were 42-18-3 with Connolly in the lineup…’.
‘The 25-year-old was fifth on the Sabres in scoring last season, posting career highs in points (55), goals (16) and assists (39) in 63 games.’
'The charging, legless, red-eyed buffalo has been attacked by fans as resembling Donald Trump's hair or a slug. An online petition to scrap it has attracted more than 20,000 signatures.'
'Those contracts pushed the Sabres' salary commitments for next season to more than $29.1 million, including the $5 million that Daniel Briere was awarded in arbitration. The team hasn't decided yet whether to accept that, but it likely will even if it's just to later trade the co-captain.'