'Kotalik appeared in all 82 games last season, establishing career-highs in goals (25), assists (37), and points (62). He also posted four goals and seven assists during the team's run to the Eastern Conference Finals, which Buffalo lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games.'
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'"He's got great speed and he's hot right now, so we were looking at maybe moving him up in the lineup," said head coach Lindy Ruff. " You've got to take a look at how the lines are operating when we start tomorrow night. A guy like Mike has a lot of confidence in scoring goals right now. It's a good thing for us."'
'Forward Mike Ryan has been called up from Rochester and participated in Monday's practice. Ryan has posted hat tricks in 2 of the Rochester Amerk's last 3 games. He has played in 3 games with the Sabres this season.'
'In 59 games this season, Kotalik has registered 14 goals and 36 points.'
‘Kotalik’s name is added to a growing list of banged-up Sabres. Buffalo is now down six regulars after Maxim Afinogenov, the team’s second-leading scorer, broke his left hand and Jiri Novotny twisted his left ankle in a 2-1 overtime win over Edmonton on Thursday. Afinogenov is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks, while Novotny will be out indefinitely.’
'…an NHL source has confirmed speculation that Buffalo is in talks to acquire Phoenix's Kevyn Adams, the Western New York native who played a role in Carolina's run to the Stanley Cup in 2005-06.'
‘”We were leaning toward keeping Marty, but things have changed,” Regier said. “What it means is, given the injuries and where we are now, you’re always revisiting things as the season progresses.”‘
‘Tell me who you think means more to his team than anyone else in the league and then I’ll get on with explaining why you’re wrong. Because unless you’re throwing your vote the way of Buffalo Sabres center Chris Drury, we’re going to be at odds.’
'Under the terms of the affiliation agreement, the Sabres must find at least two more players before the Amerks play Wednesday at home against the San Antonio Rampage. Amerks president Steve Donner said Buffalo must bring in players if they fall below 10 for more than two games. There were only nine Buffalo players on the roster Friday and Saturday. The Sabres have no other players under contract.'
Amerks waste scoring chances in loss (Rochester D&C)
Amerks, Sabres coping with player shortages (Rochester D&C)
‘The Flats of old’ (Winnipeg Sun)
Moose Blank Amerks (RNews.com)
Moose shut out Amerks (Amerks.com)
Moose make it seven in-a-row (MooseHockey.com)