Florida Panthers: The Florida Panthers have asked for and received permission to talk to New Jersey Devils special assistant Larry Robinson about the Panthers' coaching vacancy, according to the Palm Beach Post. The newspaper's source also said the Panthers might ask GM Rick Dudley to remain as head coach for the rest of the season to save money.
Buffalo Sabres: Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said he's frustrated because he can't count on one of his best players in critical situations. That resulted in star forward Miroslav Satan being benched in the final seven minutes of the third period in a 2-2 tie with New Jersey on Wednesday.
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