Ullmark filed for salary arbitration Friday. Ullmark split some time with fellow netminder Carter Hutton last season, logging a 15-14-5 record while sporting a 3.11 GAA and .905 save percentage over 37 appearances. Although the 25-year-old is expected to primarily serve as a backup next season, it's likely that both parties will be able to reach an agreement on a new, higher salary before the arbitration hearings.
Ullmark received a qualifying offer from Buffalo on Tuesday. Ullmark posted a 15-14-5 record over 37 appearances in 2018-19 and is expected to serve as highly used backup to starter Carter Hutton in 2019-20.
Ullmark made 23 saves in a 7-1 victory over Detroit on Saturday. The only goal that got past him came on the power play. Ullmark looked sharp, but this was his first win in over a month. He's supposed to be part of the Sabres' future, but he needs to deliver a whole lot more to prove he actually is. Ullmark will get another shot to prove his worth, but it won't come until training camp ... as long as the Sabres re-sign the RFA.
Ullmark will defend the road net from the Red Wings on Saturday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. Ullmark gets the final start of the season for the Sabres, who experienced their fair share of growing pains in a failed bid to make the playoffs. The Swede is 14-14-5 with a 3.17 GAA and .904 save percentage. He'll look to finish with a winning record after Saturday's contest against a Detroit club that saw its six-game winning streak snapped at the hands (er, flippers?) of the Penguins on Thursday.
Ullmark stopped 32 of 36 shots in Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Blue Jackets. With Sergei Bobrovsky proving to be unbeatable at the other end of the ice, Ullmark had zero margin for error, but he made a couple anyway. The 25-year-old hasn't won a start since March 1, and he's limping to the finish line with an 0-6-1 record, 3.79 GAA and .873 save percentage over his last seven outings.
Last 7 Games
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