Michael Russo: The Sabres claim Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Wild.
Kevin Allen: Team USA GM David Poile said that Brian Burke had Bobby Ryan on his final ballot. Michael Russo: “Poile says criticism is part of what goes on behind every closed door in every managerial meeting. It just usually doesn’t get out.”
David Strehle: The NHL has nothing schedule at this time with regards to Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog’s hit on Flyers Michael Raffl that gave him a concussion.