- Tim Kavanagh, Fantasy and Insider
Despite their place in the standings, the Buffalo Sabres have remained in the forefront of NHL thought recently, as there were rumors of a coach/GM firing, followed by the actual firing of Ron Rolston and Darcy Regier. But as the search continues for the team's next GM, they experienced a somewhat unique player situation this week: after trying to send Mikhail Grigorenko down to their AHL affiliate for conditioning, they were informed by the NHL that this wasn't allowed. If Grigorenko was to go anywhere else, it would be his QMJHL team. Here's the latest rundown of the situation. With our obligatory Sabres reference out of the way, let's hit the rest of of the links.