Found December 15, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 2007 and traded to the Calgary Flames for Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik, and a draft pick back in 2011, Paul Byron had several reasons for some inspired play on Saturday afternoon against his former team. And, as a result, his current team reaped the benefits. The undersized pivot who was called up on Nov. 28 in the wave of a massive string of injuries wound up being one of the stars of the afternoon matinee at snowy downtown Buffalo’s First Niagara Center, scoring a third-period marker to tie the game 1-1 and setting up Matt Stajan’s game-winning goal 42 seconds in overtime. “I was really excited to come here in Buffalo,” said the 24-year-old Ottawa native who was rewarded with 14:20 of ice time, including 2:30 on the penalty kill. “This is a team that drafted me and I played two years in their organization. I was really excited for this game and to show my appreciation for what this organization. “I just try to make the most of every opportunity. ...
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