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Gagner back with Oilers; Sabres retain some Vanek salary; Scuderi out indefinitely (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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Dougie Hamilton: big baby. [@NHLBruins]

• After suffering a broken jaw during preseason, Sam Gagner is set to the return to the Edmonton Oilers' lineup tonight against the Maple Leafs. [Edmonton Journal]

• Now that Thomas Vanek is gone, all eyes will move toward Ryan Miller; but Sabres general manager Darcy Regier says all is quiet now. [ESPN]

• According to Bob McKenzie, the Sabres retained around $1.4 million of Vanek's salary in the deal. [@TSNBobMcKenzie]

• Elliotte Friedman on the Sabres' rebuild. [CBC]

• Not good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins as Rob Scuderi will be out indefinitely after suffering a broken ankle. [Pensburgh]

• LA Kings forward Kyle Clifford was fined $2,756.41 for kneeing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers. [NHL]

• Loui Eriksson is expected to miss at least the next week before re-joining the Bruins. [CSNNE]

• Brad Marchand has just one goal and three points through 10 games this season. Bruins head coach Claude Julien says his work ethic needs to get better. [WEEI]

• 10 early season performances that you should keep an eye on for your fantasy team. [Dobber Hockey]

• How much does fatigue affect goaltenders during shootouts? [Fear the Fin]

• Here's the first junior hockey Dynamic Dozen of the season, with Spokane and Portland leading the way. [Buzzing the Net]

• Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has been named assistant GM of Finland's Olympic squad. [Blue Jackets]

• If you missed Adam Oates' appearance on Hockey Night in Canada's After Hours on Saturday, he spoke about his early season criticism of Tomas Hertl's marvelous goal: "You know what? The way I was asked the question by our media, they said,”Did you see it.” “Yeah.” My first answer was that the coach benched him after that, which I thought was a great play by Todd McLellan, because he’s a young kid and the game’s not that easy. I know it’s four goals and it’s a gorgeous goal, but don’t ever get ahead of yourself in terms of the game. You know what? I shouldn’t of [said what I said] in a sense that it’s not my business what happens on other teams, but I’m glad San Jose did that." [RMNB]

• Jeff Beukeboom's career ended due to concussion. Here he is talking about the state of the game and player safety. [Hockey Primetime]

• We're all talking about the Buffalo Sabres' fire sale, but are the Florida Panthers next? [The Rat Trick]

• You'll never guess what Matthew Barnaby's Halloween costume was. [Busted Coverage]

• Joe Pelletier with a great remembrance of the 1993-94 Vancouver Canucks. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• Roman Josi is expected to join the Nashville Predators on their upcoming road trip after suffering a concussion during an Oct. 4 game. [Smashville 24/7]

• So the New York Rangers Twitter account didn't really like that Alex Galchenyuk goal last night. [NY Rangers Blog]

• Finally, here's Evgeny Kuznetsov doing his best Pavel Datsyuk impression: stealing a puck, scoring a lovely goal:

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