Austin has been recalled from Rochester (AHL) and will play on Monday.
Austin will be making his NHL debut in Detroit because Taylor Fedun is out with an undisclosed injury. Austin was a seventh round pick in 2012 and has nine points (2G / 7A) in 61 games with the Americans this season.
Fedun left Friday’s game with an undisclosed injury and will not play Monday in Detroit. Fedun was filling in for Justin Falk but only lasted two games. Brady Austin has been recalled from the AHL to fill-in for Fedun vs. the Red Wings.
Lehner allowed two goals on 36 shots in the Sabres’ loss in Los Angeles last Thursday. He was given Friday night off, but will be back in goal tonight in Detroit. Lehner is just 2-4-1 with a 2.99 GAA and .911 SV% in March, but has gone 1-0-1 with a 1.92 GAA and .940 SV% vs. the Red Wings.
Lehner allowed four goals on 41 shots in the Sabres’ loss in San Jose on Tuesday. Lehner did all he could but didn’t get a lot of goal support at the other end. He is now 2-3-1 with a 3.15 GAA and .904 SV% in March and tonight he faces a tough Kings team on the road.
Lehner stopped all 24 shots that he faced after replacing Anders Nilsson in the Sabres’ come-from-behind win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Lehner has gone 2-2-1 with a 2.97 GAA and .905 SV% in his last five starts and draws a tough matchup tonight in San Jose.
Nilsson allowed four goals on 45 shots in the Sabres’ loss in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Nilsson has lost three of his last four starts while allowing a combined 15 goals on 151 shots (.901 SV%). Tonight he has a tough matchup, but he’s an impressive 7-1-1 on home ice.
Lehner surrendered six goals on 30 shots in the Sabres’ loss to the Flyers on Tuesday. Despite a rough loss on Tuesday, Lehner will start again tonight in Columbus. Lehner has lost five of his last six starts (1-3-2) while posting a 3.94 GAA and .874 SV%. He has not faced the Blue Jackets yet this season, but they are a terrible road matchup for him this evening.