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Unfortunate news on Michael Sauer, more from breakup day

In a rare occurance, Martin Biron didn't speak with the press today in Westchester during the team's final interviews before departing for the summer. Neither did Artem Anisimov, among others.

My guess is that Biron had some family events to attend, not sure about Anisimov. Many repeated what was said after Friday night's loss to New Jersey, with a day or two perspective.

Michael Sauer, unseen since Dec. 6 when he suffered a concussion against Toronto, was in the practice facility but not available for interviews. Coach John Tortorella did say that the defenseman was not working out and that was not counting on him for training camp.

More on the impact of  that, plus quotes from Lundqvist, Gaborik, Prust, Fedotenko, Zuccarello, Dubinsky,  the coach, assistant Mike Sullivan, here shortly.

Brian Boyle, who Tortorella said wasn't the same player after a concussion caused him to miss a total of three games against Ottawa and Washington, said getting back after the break was like "jumping on a speeding train."  He said that wasn't all due to a concussion, just missing time. Boyle, I know, battled foot and ankle pain much of the year.

Anyway, return now to your normal Memorial Day vacation activiites. Let it be. 

Free agency, trades, the draft, all this has a long way to play out. And just because Dubinsky says he is confident a new CBA will be worked out, I'm not so sure that training camp will begin on time. Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months.




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