Quick Hits: Laich, Bettman and Sabres Coaching Staff

  • Dan Rose of NHL.com: Capitals Brooks Laich was finally able to get back on the ice yesterday.

    “Now when I step on the ice I feel completely free as opposed to very limited, like the last two years,” Laich told NHL.com.

    Laich has battled groin injuries for the past two seasons, with his latest surgery in March to release a tight adductor muscle.

  • Allan Walsh: Gary Bettman made $8.8 million during the lockout, an increase of $550,000 from the year before the lockout.
  • Sabres Digital Press Box: The Sabres added to their coaching yesterday: Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe.