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Sabres GM Botterill is still having talks, but nothing is imminent

Jason Botterill has shown this month that he'll make moves. The Buffalo Sabres' general manager continues to look at ways to improve his club.

"We certainly have had conversations going," Botterill said Friday, "but I wouldn't say anything is imminent right now."

Since Dec. 1, Botterill has recalled forwards Hudson Fasching and Evan Rodrigues, sent Matt Moulson to the American Hockey League and traded for Scott Wilson. Buffalo has gone 2-3-2 this month and had a 2-0-2 run end with Thursday's 2-1 loss in Philadelphia.

Still, the Sabres are last in the Eastern Conference at 8-18-6 heading to Friday's home game against Carolina.

"We have to improve in short situations here," Botterill said outside KeyBank Center. "You have to look at five-game segments. You have to look at seven-game segments.

"Yeah, we've been impressed with how we've performed the last little bit here. Last night was disappointing. I thought we had an opportunity there to continue the point streak, but now it's a scenario where, hey, we have to respond from that and have a good performance in front of our fans here. We haven't done that enough throughout the year, and here's a good opportunity tonight."

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