The Sabres have reassigned John Gilmour to Rochester (AHL).
Gilmour did not appear in a game during his most recent call-up. Lawrence Pilut will take his spot on the roster with Gilmour returning to the AHL, where he has 13 points (6G / 7A) in 32 games this season.
Source: John Vogl 02/27/20, 2:19 pm EST
The Sabres have recalled Lawrence Pilut from Rochester (AHL).
Pilut has not recorded a point in 11 NHL games this season but has 23 points (6G / 17A) in 37 games with Rochester. The 24-year-old could remain with the Sabres through the remainder of the season and could be an important part of their playoff push.
Kahun (knee) will not play on Wednesday.
Kahun was acquired from the Penguins on Monday but his knee injury will keep him from making his Sabres debut on Wednesday. Head coach Ralph Krueger wants him to get into a practice before he plays, so monitor his status leading up to their Friday/Saturday back-to-back.
Source: John Vogl 02/26/20, 12:29 pm EST
Simmonds will make his Sabres debut on Wednesday.
Simmonds was acquired from the Devils on Monday and will make his debut tonight in Colorado. Simmonds is expected to start on a line with Marcus Johansson and Jeff Skinner and should see some power-play time as well. He hasn't had the best year, posting just 24 points (8G / 16A) in 61 games but could see increased usage with the Sabres.
Hutton will start Wednesday in Colorado.
Hutton stopped 41 of 43 shots in the Sabres win in Pittsburgh last Saturday. Hutton has been excellent in his last six starts, going 5-1-0 with a 2.83 GAA and .916 SV%. As good as he's been, the Avalanche come in playing very well too. They've gone 11-3-1 while averaging 3.20 goals for and 1.93 goals against in their last 15 games.
The Sabres have acquired Dominik Kahun from the Penguins for Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues.
Kahun totaled 10 goals and 17 assists in 50 games for the Penguins after being acquired from the Blackhawks in the off-season. He put up 37 points in 82 games as a 23-year-old rookie in Chicago last year. He is set to become a restricted free-agent on July 1st.
The Sabres have acquired Wayne Simmonds from the Devils for a conditional 2021 5th round pick.
New Jersey also retained 50% of Simmonds' salary. Simmonds was set to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1 after signing a one-year deal with Devils in the off-season. He registered just eight goals and 16 assists in 61 games as a Devil.
Johansson will start Sunday afternoon vs. the Jets.
Johansson allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Sabres loss to the Ducks on February 9th. Carter Hutton started the last five games, including yesterday, so Johansson will start today vs. the Jets. Johansson has gone 0-1-1 with a 2.78 GAA and .889 SV% in his first three career NHL games (two starts) and will face a Winnipeg team that is 6-3-0 with 3.67 goals per game in their last nine games.
Kahun (lower-body) will not play Sunday.
Kahun was on the ice for warmups but was a late scratch for the second straight game. Kahun keeps testing his lower-body injury out during warmups but Anthony Angello will remain in the lineup with Kahun out.
Source: NHL.com 02/23/20, 11:55 am EST
Kahun (lower-body) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play in Washington.
Kahun (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Sunday afternoon.
Kahun was a late-scratch from Saturday's lineup and will be a game-time decision for this afternoon's game in Washington. Expect Kahun to replace Anthony Angello in the lineup if he does play.