The Sabres signed Mattias Samuelsson to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Samuelsson was selected No.32 overall in 2018 and the 20-year-old defenseman tallied 14 points (2G / 12A) in 30 games at Western Michigan University in 2020. Samuelsson also represented the USA at the World Juniors for the second straight year but has failed to record a point in those 12 international games.
The Sabres have signed Dawson DiPietro to a one-year entry-level contract.
DiPietro was an undrafted free agent who just finished his senior season at Western Michigan University. The 24-year-old forward was second on the Broncos with 29 points (12G / 17A) in 35 games.
Source: @SabresPR 03/24/20, 11:48 am EST
The Sabres signed Brandon Biro to a two-year entry-level contract on March 18th.
Biro was an undrafted free agent who just finished up his senior year at Penn State University, where he had 25 points (10G / 15A) in 25 games. Biro will likely join Rochester (AHL) when the NHL and AHL return to play, whether it be for the 2020 or 2021 season.
Frolik will be a healthy scratch for Monday's game against the Capitals.
Source: Joe Yerdon 03/9/20, 11:57 am EST
Ullmark will start against the Capitals on Monday.
Ullmark has missed the last 18 games with a lower-body injury but will make his first start since January 28th tonight vs. the Capitals. Before getting hurt, Ullmark was 5-3-0 with a 2.17 GAA and .929 SV% in eight January starts and is 10-5-1 with a 2.59 GAA and .917 SV% in 16 home games this season. In his first start against the Capitals, Ullmark surrendered six goals on 34 shots in a 6-1 loss.
Vesey is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Philadelphia.
The Sabres have recalled John Gilmour from Rochester (AHL).
Gilmour has been summoned from the AHL likely to serve as the seventh defenseman with Lawrence Pilut unlikely to be available on Saturday. Gilmour has six goals and seven assists (13 points) in 36 AHL games this season.
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Pilut (illness) is questionable to play Saturday.
Pilut missed Friday's practice with an illness so his status for Saturday's game is in doubt. Colin Miller will draw back into the lineup if Pilut can't play.
Girgensons (lower-body) is questionable to play Saturday.
Girgensons missed Friday's practice with a lower-body injury so his status for Saturday's game is in doubt. Michael Frolik will draw back into the lineup if Girgensons can't play.
Ullmark (leg) will return as the Sabres backup on Saturday.
Ullmark has been out since January 28th but will serve as Carter Hutton's backup on Friday. Ullmark was playing great before getting hurt, winning five of his last eight with a 2.17 GAA and .919 SV%.
Hutton will start Saturday in Philadelphia.
Hutton allowed three goals on 35 shots in the Sabres loss in Winnipeg on Tuesday. Even with Linus Ullmark back healthy, Hutton will start tonight in Philadelphia. Hutton is on a three-game losing streak, posting a 3.09 GAA and .906 SV%. The Flyers come in scorching hot, winning eight in a row while averaging 4.50 goals per game.
Johansson will start Thursday vs. the Penguins.
Johansson allowed four goals on 30 shots in the Sabres loss in Arizona on Saturday. In his first four careers starts, Johansson has gone 1-2-1 with a 2.68 GAA and .899 SV%. Things don't get any easier tonight with the Penguins in town. They haven't been great on the road recently but are starting to get healthy and looked really dangerous Tuesday.
Miller will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Miller will get a rare night off tonight in Winnipeg with Lawrence Pilut replacing him on the Sabres' blueline. Miller has been held pointless with a minus-6 rating in his last six games.
Pilut will draw into the Sabres lineup on Tuesday.
Pilut will replace Colin Miller in the lineup and will suit up for his first NHL game since February 9th. Pilut has no points while playing 16:04 ATOI in 11 NHL games this season.
Hutton will start Tuesday in Winnipeg.
Hutton allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Sabres loss in Vegas on Friday. Hutton has lost two straight and three of his last four starts while posting 3.57 GAA and .902 SV%. With no better options, while Linus Ullmark is out, Hutton will start for the ninth time in 11 games. He gets set to face a Jets team that is 5-2-0 while scoring 3.57 goals per game in their last seven home games.
Johansson will start Saturday in Arizona.
Frolik will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Kahun (lower-body) will make his Sabres debut on Friday.
Kahun will play for the first time since February 20th and will replace Michael Frolik to make his Sabres debut in Vegas. Prior to his trade to Buffalo, Kahun had 10 goals and 17 assists (27 points) in 50 games.
Hutton will start Friday in Vegas.
Hutton surrendered three goals on 34 shots in the Sabres loss in Colorado on Wednesday. Since having his four-game winning streak snapped, Hutton has lost two of three (1-2-0) while allowing a combined 11 goals on 116 shots (.905 SV%). Tonight he'll face a Sabres team that is on a seven-game winning streak, averaging 4.14 goals per game.