Despite injury to top goalie, Buffalo Sabres not in the market for new man between the pipes

Posted By on Oct 14, 2015 | 0 comments


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 |


Following an injury to starter Robin Lehner, when asked about his team’s chances of pursuing a new goaltender in the coming days, Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray claimed they are indeed not in the market for a new net minder.

“No we’re not, we’re giving Chad Johnson a chance to play,” said Murray – according to’s Pierre LeBrun on Tuesday.

“We also have high hopes for [Linus] Ullmark,” added Murray per LeBrun. “He’s 22 years old, he’s not a kid. He was goalie of the year in Sweden two years ago. The only problem with him is that he hasn’t played in North America.”

In addition to Johnson and Ullmark, who is currently playing in the AHL, the Sabres called up Nathan Lieuwen to back up Johnson.

Click here to read LeBrun’s complete column with more quotes from Sabres’ GM Tim Murray.

As I said earlier this week, the one concern I have with the Sabres is their situation between the pipes. Seems to me, though, GM Murray is anything but worried.

Also, some believe the Sabres should be in the market for the Oilers’ Ben Scrivens.

Time will tell to see how the decision to stand pat works out.

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