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Sabres itching to meet owner's high-priced hopes

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - With renovations still taking place inside the Buffalo Sabres locker room, goalie Ryan Miller couldn't miss the beehive of activity while joining his teammates in reporting for the start of training camp.

"Pretty amazing," is how Miller referred to the $6 million project that began in June and set to be completed by the end of the month.

The cost of the renovations are but a small fraction of the more than $120 million in salaries new owner Terry Pegula has committed in adding free agents and re-signing players this offseason in an immediate bid to transform Buffalo into a contender.

Impressed by how Pegula has lived up to his part of the bargain, Miller says it's now on the Sabres to deliver on the sky-high expectations raised around town.

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