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Sabres recall struggling Ullmark for season finale

BROOKLYN -- The Sabres' goalie carousel spun again Saturday afternoon when the team recalled Linus Ullmark from Rochester for the season finale.

Ullmark, who has been struggling with the Amerks, is expected to step in for either Chad Johnson or Jason Kasdorf for Saturday night's game against the New York Islanders. One of the Buffalo netminders is likely ill or injured. Coach Dan Bylsma is scheduled to give roster updates at 5 p.m. in Barclays Center.

Ullmark spent most of the first half with Buffalo, splitting time with Johnson while Robin Lehner recovered from an ankle sprain. The rookie went 7-10 with a .915 save percentage.

The numbers haven't been as good in Rochester. Ullmark has lost six straight decisions and has allowed 29 goals in seven starts. His save percentage over that stretch is .852, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Overall with the Amerks, he is 10-14 with a .902 save percentage.

"He's got a long way to go," Amerks coach Randy Cunneyworth told the Rochester newspaper, "but there's a lot there, too."

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