‘Campbell and Kelly rejected Buffalo’s latest 3 year contract offer. Campbell told WGR 550’s Paul Hamilton after today’s practice that they will not counter offer but were willing to hear other offers.’
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‘The News has learned the game against Philadelphia is expected to be Campbell’s final one in Blue and Gold. A trade before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline will end an eight-year run for the defenseman.’
‘You also have to take into consideration the impact of Campbell’s possible exit from Buffalo. If he leaves, what would that do to the power play? Obviously the power play has thrived with Campbell at the point. But if he leaves, does that mean the power play falls into disarray?’
‘Campbell did say that his side was open to more offers from Buffalo. He normally does not talk to his agent on game days but there could be an exception today. “Obviously, it is desperate times. It’s getting down to the wire so if there’s a phone call that needs to be made, then it’ll be made.’
‘Buffalo is expected to have the same line up as in Saturday’s loss to the Rangers. Andrew Peters and Marc-Andre Gragnani will dress while Nathan Paetsch is a healthy scratch.’
'“Grocery store . . . down the street . . . parking lots,” Campbell said, listing just a few of the places he gets cornered. “Which is good. It means people care. Knowing you get kids coming up to you and saying, ‘Hey, I hope you stay here,’ or whatever like that, it hits home. And I do want to stay here. We’ll see what happens over the next couple months.”'
'“Max is doing a lot better,” the Sabres’ coach said. “He’s had three good days of skating on his own. Participated at I would say 85 percent level [Sunday]. Didn’t want him to go all out, but you could see he was skating well. The plan is the next few days get him in a full practice and try to get him to full speed. I would think that the way things are progressing, he’s one or two good practices from playing.”'
'Members of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association took on a team comprised of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda police officers at Lincoln Arena to raise money for 6-year-old Jon Jon Cinelli, who last year was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor.'
Injury-riddled Flyers look to end 10-game skid (Sportsticker)
Philadelphia Flyers (30-25-7) at Buffalo Sabres (30-24-8) (The Sports Network)
Keep ’em down! (LetsGoSabres.com)