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Top Craig Anderson News

  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Set to start Tuesday

    Anderson is expected to tend the twine against the Flyers on Tuesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Coach Don Granto wouldn't commit to how long Anderson might be in goal for Tuesday's preseason clash. The 41-year-old netminder has certainly seen his fair share of training camps and likely won't need a lot of minutes to get up to full speed. Barring any remarkable camp performances, Anderson should enter the season as the No. 1 option ahead of Malcolm Subban and Eric Comrie.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Signs one-year deal

    Anderson (undisclosed) penned a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Buffalo on Thursday.

    Anderson figures to enter the 2022-23 season as the presumptive starter for the Sabres, especially considering he is currently the only NHL-caliber goalie under contract for the organization. Barring any offseason free-agent additions, Anderson could split the workload with Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, though the club would probably prefer to let the youngster play more games in the minors while Anderson carries the load with the big club.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Will miss season finale

    Anderson (undisclosed) will not dress for Friday's game against visiting Chicago, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Dustin Tokarski has been named the starter for Buffalo's season finale, with the recently recalled Michael Houser backing up. The 40-year-old Anderson managed to record 17 wins in his first season with the Sabres, recording a 3.12 GAA and .897 save percentage along the way.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Hasn't been ruled out

    Anderson (undisclosed) hasn't been ruled out of the final two games of the season, but he isn't expected to be available Thursday against the Bruins, Heather Engel of reports.

    Although Anderson almost certainly won't start against Boston, he could make one last appearance for the campaign Friday versus Chicago. The 40-year-old vet has gone 17-12-2 while posting a 3.12 GAA and an .897 save percentage through 31 contests this season.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Sidelined with minor issue

    Anderson (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day and won't dress for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    With Anderson sidelined, Dustin Tokarski will start in goal against the Isles with Aaron Dell serving as his backup. Anderson will be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's matchup with Boston.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Continues winning ways

    Anderson made 29 saves in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Devils.

    Anderson was spotted a 3-0 lead in the second period, helping himself in the process by assisting on Kyle Okposo's shorthanded goal to open the scoring. The Devils pushed back with a pair of goals sandwiched around the second intermission, but Anderson prevented them from tying the game before Buffalo extended its lead again. The veteran netminder has three wins in his last four starts and is 9-4-2 in his last 15 decisions.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Starting Thursday

    Anderson will start Thursday in New Jersey, Jourdon LaBarber of the Sabres' official site reports.

    With a 4-3-0 record over his last seven despite an ugly 3.44 GAA and .875 save percentage during that span, Anderson has been getting plenty of goal support from the Sabres offense recently. He'll look to tidy things up in the crease against a Devils squad that's averaged a 23rd-ranked 2.96 goals for since March 1.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Overcomes slow start to top Flyers

    Anderson made 18 saves in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Flyers.

    Anderson allowed two goals in the first 3:55 but settled down and only gave up one more the rest of the way. The Buffalo offense provided four goals of support in the second to lift Anderson to his fourth win in the 40-year-old netminder's past seven starts. Anderson's playing some inspired hockey down the stretch, but he'll likely cede the crease to Dustin Tokarski for Sunday's rematch in Philly.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: In goal versus Flyers

    Anderson will guard the home goal Saturday versus the Flyers, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

    Anderson struggled against the Blues in his last outing, allowing five goals on 27 shots. The 40-year-old has a significantly more favorable matchup against the lowly Flyers on Saturday, so he could be a solid budget option in DFS.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Struggles in loss

    Anderson stopped 22 out of 27 shots in Thursday's 6-2 loss to St. Louis.

    Buffalo actually outshot St. Louis 37-28, but Anderson allowed five goals (with another scored on an empty net) en route to his third loss in his last four starts. Over that stretch, the veteran netminder has struggled to a .857 save percentage. It'll be difficult to trust Anderson as a reliable goaltending option moving forward.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Starting Thursday versus Blues

    Anderson will guard the home goal Thursday versus the Blues, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

    Anderson has won three of his last five starts, but he's allowed 16 goals in that span. The Blues have been rolling lately -- they're on a six-game winning streak entering Thursday, so Anderson is a risky fantasy play.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Sharp win over Leafs

    Anderson made 24 saves in a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

    Anderson played a solid game against an opponent that just couldn't seem to get its game going. He was beaten by Timothy Liljegren at 2:09 of the second when the defender snuck in, picked up a rebound off the end boards and banked a shot off Anderson's left pad from the goal line. Alex Kerfoot made the score 4-2 at 8:55 of the third -- Anderson got most of the puck but it rolled off him and just crossed the goal line. Anderson is now 3-2-0 over his last five starts and pushing to prove he can be the mentor for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen for next season, even into his 40s.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Starting again Tuesday

    Anderson will guard the road goal Tuesday versus the Maple Leafs, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.

    Anderson has allowed nine goals on 59 shots across his last two starts. He'll get another tough matchup Tuesday against the Maple Leafs and the red-hot Auston Matthews, so Anderson isn't the best of options in fantasy on a 14-game day.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Blown out by Bolts

    Anderson allowed five goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Lightning.

    Both teams finished with 28 shots, but while Anderson allowed five pucks to get by, fellow veteran netminder Brian Elliott was perfect on the other end. Anderson has suffered two consecutive losses after a surprisingly strong 6-1-2 stretch, but those losses came against two elite opponents in Carolina and Tampa Bay.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Tending net against Tampa Bay

    Anderson will be in goal for Sunday's game against the Lightning, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Anderson did not play in Friday's loss to the Panthers, but he will be back in the net for Sunday's contest. He faced Tampa Bay back in October and picked up the win by stopping 35 of the 36 shots sent his direction in Buffalo's 5-1 win.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Drops rematch to Canes

    Anderson gave up four goals on 31 shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes.

    After beating Carolina on Tuesday, Anderson was staked to a 2-0 lead after the first period of the rematch. Buffalo was also up 3-2 after two, but the Hurricanes stormed back with three unanswered goals in the third -- two against Anderson and another into an empty net. Even with this loss, the Sabres are 6-2-3 in their last 11 games and Anderson's 6-2-2 in his last 10. Buffalo's improved play of late has given Anderson some fantasy appeal down the stretch, but he's still better left on the bench in tougher matchups such as this one.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Starting in Carolina

    Anderson will guard the road goal during Thursday's matchup with the Hurricanes.

    Anderson was excellent in his last start Tuesday against Carolina, turning aside 32 of 34 shots en route to a 4-2 home victory. The 40-year-old vet will try to secure a second straight win over the same Hurricanes squad on the road Thursday.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Tames Carolina on Tuesday

    Anderson made 32 saves in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

    The veteran netminder held the potent Carolina in check, shutting down the Canes' top two lines completely on the night. Anderson is an impressive 8-2-2 over 12 starts since the beginning of March, but his 3.03 GAA and .901 save percentage during that stretch might be about the best you can expect from him at this stage of his career.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Between pipes versus Canes

    Anderson will be tending the twine against Carolina at home Tuesday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

    Anderson is undefeated in regulation over his last five appearances, posting a 3-0-2 record, 2.88 GAA and .894 save percentage. At this point, the 40-year-old goalie will be a long shot to reach the 20-win mark but could still offer decent fantasy value given the right matchup.

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  • Sabres' Craig Anderson: Tames Preds on Friday

    Anderson made 22 saves in Friday's 4-3 win over the Predators.

    The two teams battled to a wild 3-3 stalemate in the first period, but Anderson shut the door on Nashville the rest of the way. The veteran goalie has only one regulation loss in his last eight starts, going 5-1-2, but his 2.92 GAA and .902 save percentage over that stretch indicate most of the credit should go to the Buffalo offense.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Park Ridge, IL
Age: 41
Experience: 19
Shoots: Left