Tokarski (personal) will not be an option for the Sabres' last three games of the year, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Tokarski is the third Buffalo netminder to be ruled out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, as neither Carter Hutton (lower body) nor Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (lower body) is expected back. For the final three games of the season, Michael Houser could see the bulk of the workload, though Linus Ullmark (lower body) has resumed practice and could see a game or two.
Tokarski (personal) is not expected to suit up for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Tokarski was unavailable Monday and will likely miss his second straight game while attending a family matter. Michael Houser is expected to start for the second straight night. Tokarski owns a .904 save percentage and 3.54 GAA in 13 NHL games this season.
Tokarski (undisclosed) will not be available for Monday's tilt with the Islanders, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. It's unclear exactly why Tokarski is out but the Sabres were forced to sign Stefanos Lekkas to a professional tryout agreement so he could serve as the backup to Michael Houser on Monday. Tokarski allowed three goals on 14 shots against the Bruins on Saturday and likely sustained an injury during that appearance. He'll be questionable for Tuesday's rematch with the Islanders.
Tokarski stopped 11 of 14 shots after replacing Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (lower body) to begin the third period of Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins. It was another rough outing for Tokarski, although it came under difficult circumstances, and the 31-year-old has now coughed up 13 goals over his last seven periods. He sports a brutal 3.54 GAA and .904 save percentage on the season, but with neither Linus Ullmark nor Carter Hutton seemingly close to returning from their own lower-body injuries, Tokarski could be forced to carry the load in the crease down the stretch if Luukkonen's issue proves to be serious.
Tokarski allowed five goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers. The sixth goal was an empty-netter. Tokarski gave up a hat trick to Mika Zibanejad and another pair of goals to Kaapo Kakko in the loss. The 31-year-old Tokarski has been pressed into a No. 1 role, but he hasn't done well. The Canadian goalie has a 2-8-2 record with a 3.38 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 12 games for the lowly Sabres. He may share the crease with Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen until one of Linus Ullmark or Carter Hutton can return from his lower-body injury.
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