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Hurt, But Winning

No big surprises in the Buffalo Sabres’ position in the weekly power rankings – some of the international punditry kept them at No. 1, despite the surreal series of injuries they’ve suffered during an otherwise brilliant homestand.
Buffalo enters tonight’s game against Ottawa, the last before leaving home for the first time in more than two weeks, with a chance to capture 11 of a possible 12 points during the six-game stretch at HSBC Arena.
Cnnsi.com’s Scott Wraight kept Buffalo at No. 1, while noting the freakish bad fortune, as did espn.com.
Another cnnsi.com writer, Brian Cazeneuve, wrote about the looming trade deadline. While there’s not anything new mentioned regarding the Sabres (the injuries create added need, Martin Biron is potential bait), the piece offers a solid overview of who’s buying and who’s selling as Tuesday’s deadline looms.
CBS Sportsline.com dropped the Sabres to second, with a good-news/bad-news view:

The key injuries are piling up as fast as the wins these days, but unlike last season’s playoffs, the Sabres have a chance to deal with them.

TSN.ca dumped Buffalo from second to fourth, installing Anaheim in the No. 1 position.
And at this writing, FOXsports.com hadn’t updated its power rankings since Feb. 13. But when they get around to it, they’ll be here.

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