The Buffalo Sabres have suspended newly acquired defenseman Rostislav Klesla for failing to report to the team's AHL affiliate in Rochester.
The Atlanta Thrashers have named former Rochester Americans head coach Randy Cunneyworth and former Chicago Wolves assistant Todd Nelson as assistants under new head coach John Anderson.
The Washington Capitals put together an impressive victory and gave goalie Olaf Kolzig a much-needed breather in the process.
Washington 3, Buffalo 2
Washington (3-6-0) at Buffalo (6-2-0) 7:00 pm EDT