Luukkonen's injury has been clarified to be an ankle sprain and it should not impact much of his offseason regimen, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Luukkonen, still just 22, is considered the franchise's goalie of the future, even though the injury and some spotty play (3.87 GAA and .906 save percentage) made for a rocky start to his first NHL work. Currently, Luukkonen sits at No. 3 on the depth chart behind Linus Ullmark and Carter Hutton, but what the Sabres (who are still looking for a permanent head coach) do at the position during the offseason remains anyone's guess.
Luukkonen (lower body) will miss the final three games of the season, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. The Sabres have yet to release any details regarding the severity of Luukkonen's lower-body injury, but at this point there's no reason to believe he won't be ready for next season's training camp. The 22-year-old rookie will finish the campaign having compiled a 1-3-0 record while posting a 3.87 GAA and a .906 save percentage in limited action with the big club.
Luukkonen (lower body) won't be available against the Islanders on Monday as the team awaits more details regarding his injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Luukkonen is just the latest Sabres netminder to find himself dealing with an injury, as the club will utilize fifth-string option Michael Houser versus New York on Monday. With the club already eliminated from playoff contention, any number of guys could get a start heading into the final three contests, including Dustin Tokarski and Linus Ullmark.
Luukkonen left Saturday's game against Boston after two periods with what appeared to be a lower-body injury and will not return, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Luukkonen appeared to get his left skate caught along the post and writhed in pain for a couple moments at the end of the second period. He needed help getting off the ice and was replaced by Dustin Tokarski for the third after allowing three goals on 29 shots.
Luukkonen will be promoted to Buffalo's active roster and guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with Boston, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Luukkonen was a little shaky in his last start Thursday against the Bruins, surrendering four goals on 39 shots en route to a 5-2 defeat. He'll attempt to snap his personal two-game losing streak in a rematch with the same Boston squad Saturday.
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