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NHL notebook: Pre-draft combine may move to Buffalo

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league is considering moving its annual pre-draft scouting combine from Toronto to Buffalo.

Bettman told The Associated Press Tuesday the Sabres have submitted a proposal to host the combine. Bettman said the NHL is taking the proposal “very seriously.”

• Steven Stamkos is practicing with the Tampa Bay Lightning and hopes to play for Canada at the Sochi Olympics. The forward worked out for 20 minutes in a morning skate at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. Stamkos broke his right shin Nov. 11.

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