From the Buffalo News:
Max headed west?
Usually it takes about 20 games for teams to evaluate their rosters before working the phones, but it didn’t stop the beloved NHL rumor mill from warming up. Among the recent subjects is none other than Maxim Afinogenov, the talented but enigmatic Sabres winger. There are whispers he could wind up in Colorado.
Avalanche President Pierre Lacroix has been a longtime Afinogenov admirer. Talented winger Marek Svatos, a healthy scratch already this season, appears to have one skate in the doghouse. He’s also coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL, but he has two years and only $4.1 million remaining on his contract.