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Buffalo Sabres agree to terms with defenceman Nathan Paetsch

The 24-year-old played in 63 games as a rookie with the Sabres last season, finishing with 24 points (2-22).

The native of LeRoy, Sask., was Buffalo's 7th-round choice (202nd overall) in the 2003 NHL draft.

Paetsch played junior hockey with Moose Jaw of the WHL, and won back-to-back silver medals for Canada at the 2002 and 2003 world junior championships.



Leafs' Hutchinson to Start Friday vs. Sharks, Kase Returns to Practice

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson will get the nod in goal when the team hosts the San Jose Sharks in the first of back-to-back games for the club.

Patrik Laine

Which Version of Patrik Laine Will We See This Season?

The talent is there. The shot is present. But consistency hasn't always been in Patrik Laine's wheelhouse. He's looking good now, and the Blue Jackets will need it to continue as the Finnish winger aims for a big second season in Columbus.


Jesperi Kotkaniemi Is In The Right Hands

Carolina's offer sheet gave the Finnish forward a chance to reset an NHL career that had been bungled in Montreal.