The Sabres have acquired David Legwand and Robin Lehner from the Senators for a 2015 1st round pick (21st overall).
Legwand, 34, will head into the final year of his contract in 2015-16. He was a salary dump for the Senators, who signed him-to a two-year, $6 million dollar deal last offseason. The veteran centre posted just nine goals and 18 assists (27 points) in 80 games.
The Sabres acquired Robin Lehner and David Legwand from the Senators for a 2015 1st round pick (21st overall).
Lehner, 23, fell behind Craig Anderson and Andrew Hammond at the end of 2014-15 and with two years left on his deal, the Senators decided to ship him to Buffalo. With the Sabres, Lehner has a shot to be their everyday starter. He was 9-12-3 with a 3.02 GAA and .905 SV% last year and has posted a 2,88 GAA and .914 SV% in 86 career NHL games.
Lindback allowed three goals on 39 shots in the Sabres loss to the Blue Jackets last night. Despite the busy evening, he will go again tonight vs. the Penguins. He has made 85 saves on the last 91 shots that he has faced (.934 SV%). He will be assigned with the duty of trying to knock the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the playoffs.
Lindback allowed three goals on 52 shots in the Sabres win over the Hurricanes on Monday. He has won three of his last four while posting a 2.75 GAA and .924 SV%. Tonight could be his final start of the season—he has gone 4-6-2 with a 2.79GAA and .923 SV% with the Sabres.
Lindback allowed four goals on 36 shots in the Sabres loss to the Blackhawks on Friday. He was unable to chalk up his third straight victory, but will get back in goal tonight vs. Carolina. Lindback has gone 3-6-2 with a 2.77 GAA and .920 SV% in 12 starts with the Sabres.
Makarov will be making his NHL debut tonight. The 21-year-old has gone 15-17-3 with a 2.98 GAA and .902 SV% in 37 games with Rochester (AHL) this season. He is not worth a look in any format given how bad the Sabres are.
Lindback allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Sabres 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. He has won his last two starts while stopping 52 of 56 shots (.929 SV%). He will be looking for his third-straight win, but it won’t come easy with the Blackhawks in town. Chicago has won three in a row while outscoring the opposition 11-5.