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Sabres tease big announcement for Monday

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The Buffalo Sabres apparently have a “big announcement” set for Monday, according to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News and PHT’s Joe Yerdon.

Harrington reports that this will just be an announcement regarding Buffalo hosting the 2015 combine, but there’s some scuttlebutt that the city may host the 2016 NHL Draft.

Nothing is official, but plenty of big figures will be on hand. VP of hockey operations Colin Campbell, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Sabres president Ted Black will be on hand tomorrow afternoon, according to the Buffalo News.

Here’s a summary of the speculation by way of the Buffalo News:

Internet chatter over the weekend had the Sabres as a potential host of the 2016 NHL Draft, and it’s widely known the team has bid for a multi-year run of the NHL Scouting Combine to be held at the new HarborCenter complex slated to open in October. It has been held for many years in suburban Toronto.

Either way, it’s not a bad time to make an announcement, as this feels a lot bigger than it would if ... more was going on.

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