VANCOUVER – The Buffalo Sabres goaltender was wearing Robin Lehner's equipment. But when he took off the mask Thursday at the morning skate, it looked nothing like Robin Lehner.
It's a new-look Lehner.
The goalie has shed his long locks and beard. He's a short-haired, clean-shaven guy who looks like he is heading to a job interview.
It's all because he's visiting with old friends.
Lehner is close with Vancouver goalie Anders Nilsson, who played for the Sabres last season. The Swedish netminders have been on national teams since their teens, so Lehner also knows Nilsson's wife, Emelie.
"Anders Nilsson's wife always cuts my hair, so it was time," Lehner said in Rogers Arena. "Every year since I started playing with him, she's great at cutting hair. She's the only one I trust with scissors around me."
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