By Keith McShea
* There has been speculation about the possible return of Steve Ott to the Buffalo Sabres via free agency, but that ended late this morning as Ott re-signed today with the St. Louis Blues.
Ott's signed a two-year, $5.2 million extension with St. Louis, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
* Buffalo yesterday acquired winger Jordan Samuels-Thomas from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft.
He is expected to be part of next week's development camp. Speaking of ...
* The Sabres' roster for next week's development camp -- which begins Monday and runs through next Friday at First Niagara Center -- is expected to be released soon.