Lieuwen was reassigned Friday to AHL Rochester. Despite being in the majors, Lieuwen never made it onto the ice and has been returned to the Americans. In fact, the netminder has not seen action in an NHL game since the 2013-14 campaign in which he posted a 1-4-0 record, along with two relief appearances, resulting in a .906 save percentage. The signing of Jason Kasdorf, and subsequent start Saturday, does not bode well for the 24-year-old's chances of seeing regular playing time with the Sabres in the future.
Lieuwen was called up Friday and will backup Chad Johnson against the Senators. AHL Rochester has been rotating three goalies all season and Lieuwen leads the team in appearances (26), wins (14) and goals-against average (2.86). The 24-year-old former sixth-round pick has seven NHL games under his belt but has yet to make an appearance for the Sabres this season despite getting called up in October when Robin Lehner (lower body) suffered a high-ankle sprain in the season opener. Head coach Dan Bylsma said Lieuwen will be with the team for the next two games, which means that he may see some game action.
The Sabres recalled goalie Nathan Lieuwen from AHL Rochester on Saturday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports. The Sabres placed primary goaltender Robin Lehner (lower body) on injured reserve Saturday, and brought up Lieuwen to add a second goaltender to the roster. Chad Johnson is slated to be the Sabres' top goaltender in Lehner's absence, and Lieuwen will slot in as his backup.
Nathan Lieuwen (concussion) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sabres on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Nathan Lieuwen announced Thursday that he would "take significant time off" to recover from a concussion sustained last season, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
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