‘Numminen, who returned for the season finale after undergoing open-heart surgery in September, apparently doesn’t hold a grudge against the Sabres. Despite being suspended without pay for failing his preseason physical and having a grievance pending against the Sabres to collect most of his $2.6 million contract, the 39-year-old, who will become an unrestricted free agent in July, would like to return for a fourth season in Buffalo. “My No. 1 option is to stay,” he said. “Hopefully they’re interested.”’
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