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    Sabres' Robin Lehner: Out 6-10 weeks

    Lehner is dealing with a high ankle sprain and will miss 6-to-10 weeks, Bill Hoppe of NHL.com reports.Lehner injured his leg on opening night, and head coach Dan Bylsma did indicate the injury would be long-term. A timetable has now been set, and it appears that is indeed the case. A late-November return seems to be the earliest he will return, but his absence could stretch into December.

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    Sabres G Robin Lehner placed on Injured Reserve

    The Sabres placed goalie Robin Lehner (lower body) on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.It's not clear how long Lehner will be sidelined, but he will be sidelined at least a week with what is believed to be a sprained ankle. With Lehner on injured reserve, Nathan Lieuwen was called up from AHL Rochester to take over as the backup goaltender behind Chad Johnson.

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    Sabres' Robin Lehner: Doesn't practice Friday

    Lehner (lower body) was an observer at Friday's practice, The Buffalo News reports.Speculation has it that Lehner suffered a right ankle sprain in Thursday's season opener, so he could be out a period of weeks, but the team has not yet released an official timetable.

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    Buffalo Sabres' Robin Lehner Suffers long-term injury

    Coach Dan Bylsma indicated after Thursday's game that Lehner's lower-body injury is not short-term in nature, Bill Hoppe of The Times Herald reports.While Bylsma didn't clarify the injury nor an expected timetable, he did tell us that Lehner will be out an extended period of time. It's an unfortunate break for him, not even completing the first game of the season. Chad Johnson will likely take over for him in net moving forward, while the Sabres will be forced to call up another goaltender, most likely the 22-year-old Andrey Makarov.

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    Buffalo Sabres' Robin Lehner Won't return Thursday

    Lehner suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's season opener against the Senators and will not return.Lehner couldn't put pressure on his left leg as he left the ice, and that seems to be the root to of the issue, though the team didn't specify beyond the lower body. Chad Johnson took over for him in net, and would likely receive most of the starts should Lehner's injury force him to miss extended time.

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    Buffalo Sabres' Robin Lehner Leaves game with injury

    Lehner left Thursday's season opener at 12:30 in the second period with an injury.Lehner hurt himself coming around from behind the net in what looked like a lower-body injury. He had trouble getting off the ice and was seen clutching his left leg. His status will be updated after the game. Chad Johnson replaced Lehner in net.

  • Will start season opener

    News: Robin Lehner will be the starting goalie Thursday when the Sabres play Ottawa, reports Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald.
    Analysis: Chad Johnson didn't play well enough in the preseason to steal the job, so this comes at no surprise. Acquired over the summer from Ottawa, Robin Lehner will face his former team in a much-hyped season opener for Buffalo. The 6-foot-5 goalie enters his first season as a starter and often plays well early in the season, sporting a 2.10 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in 10 career games in October, though he's historically been better on the road. Ottawa should have an improved offense, but Lehner still has a good chance to nab a win.
  • Allows five goals in final preseason game

    News: Robin Lehner stopped just 20 of 25 shots in a 6-4 loss to Columbus on Friday.
    Analysis: Oliver Bjorkstrand added an empty netter to seal the deal as Robin Lehner closes out the preseason with a loss. He's been inconsistent from start to start, pitching a shutout in his previous game and allowing five goals the next. With the Sabres defense banged up, Lehner won't be getting much help. It's a good thing Chad Johnson hasn't fared very well in the preseason either, so he's not a threat to take the starting job. Lehner is a mid-tier starter and fantasy owners will have to start him selectively to get the most out of him.
  • Pitches 26-save shutout

    News: Robin Lehner stopped all 26 shots in Tuesday's 4-0 win over Toronto in preseason action.
    Analysis: That's more like it. Acquired over the summer and slated to be Buffalo's starter, Robin Lehner had an inauspicious start to the preseason but was perfect against the Leafs. It wasn't easy, either, as the Sabres were outshot and the Leafs dressed a veteran squad. Lehner has solidified his status as the starter but inconsistency will likely remain an issue all season. Lehner is a mid- to bottom-tier starting goalie in fantasy.
  • Lehner Dealt To Sabres

    News: Robin Lehner was traded from the Senators to the Sabres on Friday along with forward David Legwand in exchange for the No. 21 pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
    Analysis: Robin Lehner started 24 games for the Senators last season, going 9-12-3 with a 3.02 GAA before a concussion ended his season early. Though Lehner remains an intriguing prospect, the presence of Craig Anderson in net and the second-half emergence of Andrew Hammond made him expendable in Ottawa. In Buffalo, Lehner is now the clear frontrunner for top netminding duties, though he'll still have to fend off Chad Johnson for the role. Lehner doesn't exactly fit the bill of an experienced No. 1 goalie the Sabres had wanted, but he nonetheless gives the team a netminder with some intriguing upside. He'll get a slight fantasy boost due to his increased role in Buffalo, but since the Sabres aren't expected to be playoff contenders next year, wins may often prove elusive.