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GM Kevyn Adams kicked off what will likely be a flurry of trades Saturday by dealing Johansson to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2021.
The Sabres have gone 10 games without a win. It's been almost two months for Carter Hutton, since Jan. 18 in Philadelphia.
Mistakes on defense have been magnified recently because Buffalo isn’t receiving enough bail-out saves from Johansson or Hutton.
The Sabres (6-15-4), now 0-8-1 in their last nine games and 31st in the NHL with 16 points in 25 games, were already without captain Jack Eichel.
"You can't help but stare and gape at what's coming up for the Sabres. It's nine games without a win and counting," writes Mike Harrington.
Scoring chances are few and far between. Even shots on goal are hard to come by, as the Sabres finished with only 18 in a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders inside Nassau Coliseum on Thursday.
The Buffalo Sabres were shut out again Sunday, falling to the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 at KeyBank Center.
Sabres captain Jack Eichel will not play Saturday against the Flyers.
Hutton’s return significantly strengthens the Sabres’ goaltending depth, as it allowed General Manager Kevyn Adams to reassign Jonas Johansson to the taxi squad.
Matchup: Buffalo Sabres (1-3-0) vs. Washington Capitals (2-0-2)
As Linus Ullmark stopped shots from teammates during the morning skate Monday in Philadelphia, the Buffalo Sabres goalie sensed something was …
Consumed by grief in the hours leading up to puck drop against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, Ullmark informed the coaching staff that he needed time away from hockey.
“It’s not two separate entities where you have your taxi guys and you have your roster guys. The players are involved in the day to day," said Matt Ellis, the Sabres’ director of player development.
The sight of no backup goalie on the Buffalo Sabres’ bench inside Wells Fargo Center was a far more concerning sight to Ralph Krueger than the 3-0 loss Tuesday night.
What began as a promising follow-up to a possible breakout performance quickly went awry Tuesday night for the Buffalo Sabres.
The Sabres will play the Flyers at 7 p.m. in Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Sabres are limiting off-ice interactions between their two top goalies, Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark.
The Buffalo Sabres made big cuts to their roster Monday by sending eight players to the Rochester Amerks and none of the moves were surprising.
Dustin Tokarski, a 31-year-old with 34 games of NHL experience, signed a two-year contract with an average annual value of $725,000.
Johansson, 26, is expected to be the organization’s No. 3 goaltender in 2020-21.
The Sabres have three promising prospects in the pipeline – Johansson, Luukkonen and Erik Portillo. The next step is developing them into NHL-caliber goaltenders, a delicate process that requires time, coaching and smart decision-making.
This season, Johansson said, “Everything kind of fell
Johansson is 1-1-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in four appearances since being recalled from