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Sharpen Up: September 22, 2016

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

Welcome to Sharpen Up, a brand new feature we're pretty excited about here at Sabres.com. What can you expect? Well, we're glad you asked. 

See that snazzy graphic up there? Each weekday morning, we'll use that to fill you in on what you need to know to start your day. We'll also catch you up on anything you may have missed from the day before and let you know what's coming up.

So what do you need to know today?

Well, the Sabres have reported to training camp for testing and physicals.

Brian Duff wrote yesterday about the possible line combinations we could see on opening night. 

But as Duffer notes, with Jack Eichel and Ryan O'Reilly still at the World Cup, coach Dan Bylsma can afford to experiment with his lines during camp the early stages of camp. 

When the Sabres do take the ice on Friday, they'll be broken into three groups starting at 9 a.m. Here is the schedule for the first three days at camp. All of these practices will take place at HarborCenter and are open to the public. 

Friday, Sept. 23
Session 1: 9 - 9:45 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)
Scrimmage: 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. (KeyBank Rink) 
Session 2: 10:40 - 11:25 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)
Session 3: 12:50 - 2 p.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Saturday, Sept. 24
Session 1: 9 - 9:45 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)
Scrimmage: 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. (KeyBank Rink)
Session 2: 10:40 - 11:25 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)
Session 3: 12:50 - 2 p.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Sunday, Sept. 25
Session 1: 9 - 9:45 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)
Scrimmage: 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. (KeyBank Rink)
Session 2: 10:40 - 11:25 a.m. (New Wave Energy Rink)
Session 3: 12:50 - 2 p.m. (KeyBank Rink)

Remembering Richie Dunn

We were saddened to hear that former Sabres defenseman Richie Dunn passed away Tuesday at the age of 59. Dunn played parts of nine seasons for Buffalo and was inducted into the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame in March.

A few of his former teammates and trainers shared some of their memories of Dunn, who was very active in both the Sabres and Amerks alumni associations. You can read their tributes here. 

Scoreboard Watching


Jack Eichel recorded an assist yesterday as Team North America defeated Sweden 4-3 in overtime at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. Then in nighttime action, Ryan O'Reilly and Canada claimed the top overall seed when they took down Europe 4-1. We have the recaps here. 

The preliminary round of the World Cup of Hockey wraps up today with an important game on the slate. Dmitry Kulikov and Team Russia control their own destiny as they face Rasmus Ristolainen and Team Finland at 3 p.m. on ESPN. If Russia wins, they'll move on to take on Ryan O'Reilly and Team Canada in the semifinals. If Finland wins, North America will advance and Russia will be eliminated.

Team Europe and Team Sweden will play each other in the other semifinal game Sunday afternoon. 

FORE!

The 9th Annual Buffalo Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament was held yesterday at Wanakah Country Club. Check out some of Bill Wippert's photos here

And check out a beardless Zach Bogosian. Don't worry. It will probably be back by tomorrow.

We had some fun as well on the practice green. Girgensons was one of a few players to take our unique putting challenge. We'll have that video feature for you in the coming days.
 Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: Not easy with the gloves.Good effort @zemgus94.Find more from our 9th annual Golf Tourney ��� at https://t.co/9ToUbu5WFD. More video later. pic.twitter.com/qydg0uM8vz

On Tap Today

Stay tuned to Sabres.com for interviews with the players as they meet with the media.

Sabres.com's own Jourdon LaBarber will have a written recap of the day's highlights and Duffer has something special planned as well.

But if you can't wait for that, we'll have real-time updates on Twitter. Follow @BuffaloSabres if you aren't already. 

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