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Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey

Could the 42-year-old be the next Gordie Howe and play into his 50s? Why not? He appeared on the score sheet in 13 of 17 games entering the weekend, putting up 19 points.

Terry Trafford

The junior player was found dead in his truck last week after being dismissed from the Saginaw Spirit. One suicide attributed to the pressures of the business is too many.

Dallas Stars’ medical staff

After Rich Peverley collapsed with heart trouble, athletic trainer Dave Zeis and Dr. William Robertson carried him to the back, where others helped save the forward’s life.

The Sabres’ Week Ahead

Today – Montreal: Thomas Vanek will play his first career game against the Sabres after spending 598 in a Buffalo uniform. Will the First Niagara Center crowd boo or cheer him?

Tuesday – At Calgary: It’s pretty amazing the game will be held in the Saddledome, where last summer’s flood left the first nine rows of seats under brackish water.

Thursday – At Edmonton: When the Sabres visited back in 2009, I was as ill as I’ve ever been. Unable to call in sick, I at least got an easy game – a 10-2 win by Buffalo.

Next Sunday – At Vancouver: John Tortorella is supposed to be on the Canucks’ bench for the game, but the way things are going that’s no guarantee.