The Sabres have sent Linus Ullmark to Rochester (AHL).
Ullmark was scheduled to start last night, but Robin Lehner returned from concussion protocol to take the Sabres’ crease. He returns to Rochester, where he has gone 20-20-2 with a 2.90 GAA and .910 SV% this season.
Lehner (head) leads the Sabres onto the ice for warmups.
Lehner was in concussion protocol following a collision with Tyson Barrie on Saturday, but will surprisingly start tonight vs. the Predators. Linus Ullmark was expected to get the nod, but Lehner will start having lost two in a row while allowing a combined nine goals on 66 shots (.864 SV%).
Ullmark will make his first start of the season on Tuesday.
Ullmark has gone 20-20-2 with a 2.90 GAA and. 910 SV% in 42 starts with Rochester (AHL) this season and tonight he will make his first NHL start of the season. He has gone 8-10-2 with a 2.61 GAA and .913 SV% in 20 career NHL games and he’ll face a Predators team on a three-game winning streak.
Lehner allowed five goals on 37 shots in the Sabres’ loss to the Blackhawks last Sunday. After a bye week, Lehner will get back in goal tonight in Colorado. He has gone 5-4-1 with a 2.20 GAA and .942 SV% in his last 10 starts and posted a 23-save shutout in his first start against the Avalanche, which came just nine days ago.
The Sabres have sent Nick Baptiste to Rochester (AHL).
Baptiste, 21, had one goal and one assist in two games during his call-up. The Sabres are on their bye week, so Baptiste returns to the AHL, where he has 19 goals and 11 assists (30 points) in 42 games.
The Sabres have sent Evan Rodrigues to Rochester (AHL).
Rodrigues has two assists in six games during his call-up, but returns to Rochester over the Sabres’ bye week. The 23-year-old has collected nine goals and 18 assists (27 points) in 44 games with Rochester this season.
The Sabres have sent Justin Bailey to Rochester (AHL).
Bailey’s two goals and one assist in 19 games with the Sabres this season, but heads back to Rochester so he can continue to play throughout their bye week. The 21-year-old has 19 goals and 10 assists (29 points) in 39 games with Rochester this season.