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Timing for Martin service announced

Rick Martin's retired No. 7 banner was lowered from the roof of HSBC Arena during Sabres practice today and hung from the bottom of the HD board after the team left the ice in preparation for Thursday's memorial service.  

The Sabres have announced the following details for the event:

---It will begin at 11 a.m. and be streamed at

---Doors will open at 10. The service is expected to last until approximately noon.

---Seating will be general admission  on the press box side of the building and a stage will be positioned in front of the player benches.

---There will be free parking in the Sabres' surface lots on Perry Street.

---Mike Harrington


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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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