Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark to miss at least 2 games

By Field Level Media
Feb 25, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) gets hurt during the first period against the New Jersey Devils at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark will miss at least two games due to a lower-body injury that occurred in the opening period of Thursday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said Ullmark was undergoing tests on Friday to determine the severity.

“We are not expecting him to be available over this weekend but we are hoping it becomes a day-to-day (situation),” Krueger said of Ullmark.

Buffalo plays games against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday and Sunday. Carter Hutton (1-4-1, 3.24 goals-against average) is slated to be the starter.

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Ullmark, 27, is 5-4-2 with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage this season.

Meanwhile, team captain Jack Eichel is day-to-day with a lower-body injury after being scratched prior to Thursday’s game. The 24-year-old center has 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 16 games this season.

Also, forward Jeff Skinner has been benched for the past three games. Krueger didn’t commit to playing Skinner on Saturday but said he would be available.

The 28-year-old Skinner, who has one assist in 14 games this season, is in the second season of an eight-year, $72 million contract.

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–Field Level Media