Hutton (lower body) will be shut down for the rest of the 2020-21 campaign, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Hutton has been out of action since March 22 versus the Rangers, a stretch of 23 games on the shelf due to his lower-body issue. With Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (lower body) and Dustin Tokarski (personal) also done for the year, it may fall to Michael Houser to close out the season for the Sabres, though Linus Ullmark (lower body) has been on the ice at practice.
According to coach Don Granato, Hutton (lower body) has suffered a setback in his recovery, John Vogl of The Athletic reports. Hutton still hasn't been ruled out of the remainder of the season, but the Sabres only have seven games remaining in 2020-21, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the veteran netminder miss the rest of the year. With Hutton and Linus Ullmark (lower body) both sidelined, Dustin Tokarski and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen will continue to operate as Buffalo's top two netminders.
Hutton (lower body) resumed skating Friday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. This is obviously a step in the right direction for Hutton, but he'll likely need to log at least a few full practices before returning to game action. Linus Ullmark (lower body) is considered week-to-week, so Hutton is on track to take over as Buffalo's No. 1 netminder whenever he's cleared to play.
Interim head coach Don Granato said Monday that Hutton (lower body) is considered week-to-week, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Hutton suffered a lower-body injury early in last Monday's loss to the Rangers, and it appears he'll miss at least another week. The good news is that Linus Ullmark is back in action and should be able to take on a workhorse role until Hutton returns to action. Dustin Tokarski should serve as the backup.
Hutton has returned to Buffalo to undergo further evaluation of his lower-body injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. More information regarding Hutton's status should surface in the coming days, but for now, it's safe to assume he'll miss the final three games of the Sabres' current four-game road trip at a minimum. Dustin Tokarski will take over as Buffalo's No. 1 netminder until Linus Ullmark (lower body) or Hutton is ready to return.
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