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Tuesday morning papers

Here's a quick look at news in the NHL, starting right here in the B-lo ...

*For all the politically correct talk that Tyler Ennis first has to make the Sabres, the reality is quite different. Ennis is going to be on the club. And there's legitimate hope he will open the season as one of the top six forwards.

*David Leggio, a former star at St. Joe's and Clarkson University, skated on the HSBC Arena ice wearing a Sabres practice uniform for the first time Monday as the team's rookie camp opened.

*The cost of signing Ilya Kovalchuk got even more expensive for the New Jersey Devils. The NHL fined the Devils $3 million on Monday and took away two high draft picks over the next four years for signing Kovalchuk to a 17-year, $102 million contract in July that circumvented the league's salary cap.

*Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini issued a statement letting the media know that  disgruntled defenceman Sheldon Souray was not welcome at camp.

"Sheldon has expressed strong interest over a long period of time that it's best for him to move and we're going to try and help him with that," Tambellini said. "I couldn't get that done prior to this camp. I hope to get it done during camp, but it's best for the Oilers for him not to be at camp right now."

"I literally do not know what their plan is for me," Souray, who cleared waivers over the summer, told the Edmonton Journal. "I’ll sit and wait. If they want me to report somewhere else, when or where, at the end of the day, my contract is with them and I’m prepared to honour it, wherever."

*Bill Guerin will attend Flyers training camp on a tryout basis, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

*The All-Star Game is expected to head to Ottawa for 2011-12.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

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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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Amy Moritz

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