Steve Racine is used to making saves. He made a big one for the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.
The Williamsville native was a late addition to the Sabres' development camp. In need of a goaltender because of an illness to Linus Ullmark, the Sabres called Racine to give them four goalies in camp.
The 24-year-old is worthy of the spot duty. He went 20-6-3 with a .914 save percentage for the University of Michigan last season. Racine appeared in 89 games for the Wolverines during his four-year career.
After playing youth hockey with the Amherst Knights, Depew Saints and Buffalo Regals, Racine spent time in the Eastern Junior Hockey League and the United States Hockey League before attending Michigan.
The other goaltenders are Cal Petersen, Jonas Johansson and Antoine Samuel.