‘If the other clubs continue their pace, they could leave Buffalo behind this week.’
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‘The latest call-up has gone well for all three players. Bailey has a goal and assist in 10 games while earning a spot alongside center Ryan O’Reilly and right wing Kyle Okposo. Rodrigues has centered Brian Gionta and Marcus Foligno, putting up two assists in six games. Baptiste, who played for sick Sam Reinhart over the weekend, had a goal and assist in two games.’
‘The only way General Manager Tim Murray should trade Kane is if he believes the left winger won’t re-sign with Buffalo. Kane is set to be an unrestricted free after next season. The sides can sign an extension July 1. If Murray doesn’t think the 25-year-old is in Buffalo for the long haul, he needs to find someone who is.’
‘For the first four months of this season, the Sabres were like watching a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest.
‘Bailey, 21, has two goals and an assist in 19 games for the Sabres this season. He also has 29 points (19 goals, 10 assists) in 39 games with Rochester.’
‘When you look at the schedule this week, it really could be a lot worse for Buffalo than it is. There are only three games where two teams that you don’t want to get points are playing each other. Those games are Ottawa at Carolina, Ottawa at New Jersey and the Islanders at Detroit.’
‘The Amerks host the Utica Comets on Wednesday at KeyBank Center at 7:05 p.m.’