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Early deadline day chatter

Greetings from what figures to be a looooooong and interesting day in HSBC Arena. The NHL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. and the Sabres have a huge game against Montreal at 7:30. Keep it here for all the latest trade talk and follow Bucky Gleason's live chat, scheduled to start in the 1 p.m. range. Some quick hits:

---TSN is reporting that the Ducks have chosen to keep Chris Pronger 

---The Leafs held out Dominic Moore and Nik Antropov from last night's overtime loss to the Devils but defenseman Tomas Kaberle reinjured his hand and is probably not going to be on the market today. GM Brian Burke said in that linked Toronto Star story that he had yet to receive an offer for Kaberle.

(By the way, the Leafs tied the NHL record last night by playing in their seventh straight overtime game. They're 4-0-3 in that stretch, going 2-1 in OT deciding goals and 2-2 in shootouts.).

---Mark Recchi of Tampa Bay was held out of action last night. He's likely to get moved today and it will be interesting who might put in a waiver claim for 42-year-old Gary Roberts.

---The Sabres' morning skate begins at 10 a.m. Keep it here for an attendance update. If someone is not on the ice, it's likely a sign that a deal is imminent.

---Mike Harrington


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John Vogl

John Vogl

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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