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Tim Murray, Buffalo

The straight-talking general manager of the Sabres will be among the busiest men in the NHL this week. Murray’s team will be listed often on the transactions report.

« Jonathan Toews, Chicago

The Blackhawks’ captain is only 25, but he already has two Olympic golds, two Stanley Cups, a Selke Trophy and gold medals from the world juniors and world championships.

Ottawa Senators

The organization held its 10th annual telethon to benefit Roger’s House, a home for children with life-limiting illness built in honor of late Sabres coach Roger Neilson.

The Sabres’ Week Ahead

Monday – at Dallas: The last game before the trade deadline will also feature a meeting between two of the Sabres’ 16 coaches, Ted Nolan and the Stars’ Lindy Ruff.

Thursday – at Tampa Bay: The Sabres’ lineup could feature a bunch of new names, which means no one will have time to check out an afternoon spring training game.

Friday – at Florida: The Panthers made six first-round picks in the last four years. Five of the players have already reached the NHL. Florida will select in the top five again.

Next Sunday – Chicago Blackhawks: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the defending Stanley Cup champions make their only visit to Buffalo this season.