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Sabres development camp and other items

     The Buffalo Sabres will hold their summer development camp from July 5-10 at Niagara University's Dwyer Arena, the team announced Monday in a press release. The public will be allowed to watch an on-ice session each day.

The camp will feature more than 35 Sabres prospects. The roster won't be announced until a later day but the team's 2011 NHL Draft picks are scheduled to attend the six-day camp.

     The players will take part in both on-ice and off-ice workouts designed to give prospects the fundamentals the Sabres' system. They will also learn the conditioning programs of an NHL player, NHL rules and the techniques for becoming a professional athlete.

In other news: TSN is reporting that the salary cap will rise $5 million to $64 million;

South Buffalo native Tim Kennedy has signed a contract with the Florida Panthers, where he will be reunited with coach Kevin Dineen;

And, Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has agreed to return for one more season with the Red Wings.



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