The NHL trade deadline is less than a day away, and the Buffalo Sabres have the day off in Tampa. For a few players, Saturday was the last time that they will have played for the blue and gold, while others will be getting ready for the Lightning on Tuesday night. It is not an easy time for many, and the extra day off is making it that much harder.
The Sabres had sent Mark Pysyk to Rochester Friday morning and he played in the Amerks game Friday night. On Saturday, he showed up for a team meeting and then collapsed during a pick-up basketball game.