Ullmark has a new goaltending teammate after the Sabres signed Carter Hutton on the first day of free agency. Ullmark was No. 1 in name after the Sabres bounced fellow Swede Robin Lehner last week, but the team was never going to fully hand over the reigns to the unproven Ullmark at this stage of his career. The Hutton signing was a good move for the organization, as it now has a veteran who the team thinks has the statistical makeup to thrive in a bigger role now that he'll finally have a chance to carry a team, while he's also said to have a good veteran locker room presence, one that should allow him to be a good mentor for the 24-year-old Ullmark.
Ullmark (concussion) was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Sunday. The timeline for Ullmark's return from his concussion is unclear, but if he's healthy in time, he'll be able to pursue a Calder Cup with AHL Rochester. In a five-game sample size, Ullmark had a remarkable .935 save percentage with Buffalo, and he should compete for the starting job next season.
Ullmark (concussion) isn't likely to be available for Saturday's season finale against the Panthers, as Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports Chad Johnson will start with Adam Wilcox potentially entering later in the contest for his NHL debut. Ullmark traveled with the Sabres for the final two games against the Lightning and Panthers, respectively, but it doesn't sound like he'll dress. The Swede only drew into five games for the Swords this season, but perhaps he should've seen more action as he turned up sterling ratios (2.00 GAA and .935 save percentage) despite winning only one game. He'll be playing for a new contract in the 2018-19 campaign.
Ullmark (concussion) -- who will be afforded an opportunity to win the starting gig next season -- will travel with the team as it embarks on the final road trip of the season, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. It wouldn't make much sense for Ullmark to travel if he didn't have an opportunity at starting one of the final two games of the season. The 24-year-old netminder impressed in his third campaign with AHL Rochester, posting a 2.44 GAA and .923 save percentage over 42 appearances. That success continued at the top level with a 2.00 GAA and .935 save percentage over five appearances, and there's a chance Ullmark will see a lot more time between the pipes for the Sabres in 2018-19.
Ullmark (concussion) will get a chance to win the No. 1 job next season, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports. Robin Lehner is still penciled in as the team's starter, but for the third straight season his numbers have gotten worse. Ullmark, on the other hand, has always been one of Buffalo's prized prospects, and in five appearances this season has a .935 save percentage. The former Swedish League Goalie of the Year is at least expected to be the team's backup as current backup Chad Johnson enters free agency this summer. Fantasy owners looking at long-term projections should be aware of Ullmark, who is a good handcuff to have for those who own Robin Lehner.
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