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Sabres' Craig Anderson: Confirms retirement
Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports Anderson confirmed his retirement following Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Senators, during which he stopped 30 of 33 shots.
Anderson will close out his lengthy NHL career with a 319-275-2-71 record. He began with the Blackhawks in the 2002-03 season after he was drafted in the third round in 2001. He also saw time with the Panthers, Avalanche, Senators and Capitals before closing out his career with the Sabres over the last two campaigns. Anderson never captured the Stanley Cup, but his dedication to the game was rewarded with the Masterton Trophy in 2017 after he left the Senators to support his wife Nicholle in her battle with throat cancer.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Returning to action Thursday
Anderson (upper body) will get the home start versus Ottawa on Thursday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Anderson could be making the final start of his long career, as the 41-year-old is not likely to return to the Sabres next season. Anderson is 10-11-2 with a 3.07 GAA and .908 save percentage, He will face the Senators, who are 17th in NHL scoring, averaging 3.16 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Not suiting up
Anderson (upper body) won't dress for Thursday's game versus the Red Wings, Joe Yerdon of Noted Hockey reports.
Anderson's absence is no surprise since the Sabres have three other healthy goalies available. It's unclear if Anderson will draw in again over the next week, as the Sabres seem content to give Devon Levi an extended look in goal.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Remains day-to-day
Anderson (upper body) is still considered day-to-day and won't be in the lineup versus Florida on Tuesday, WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Anderson has played in 25 games this season in which he's posted a 10-11-2 record including a 3.07 GAA, .908 save percentage and one shutout. At this point, even if he's cleared to play, the Sabres may opt against using Anderson in any of the six remaining contests in order to give their other netminders, like Devon Levi, the opportunity to get some NHL experience.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Unavailable Friday
Anderson (upper body) will miss Friday's contest against the Rangers, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Anderson has a 10-11-2 record, 3.07 GAA and .908 save percentage in 25 outings this season. He was last in net March 21. Devon Levi will start Friday, and Eric Comrie will be the backup.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Dealing with upper-body issue
Anderson is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Anderson has been missing from some practices of late for maintenance purposes. He has posted a 10-11-2 record this season with a 3.07 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 25 appearances. The Sabres still have healthy goaltenders Eric Comrie, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Devon Levi on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Has rough night vs. Predators
Anderson left Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Nashville in the second period after surrendering six goals on 20 shots.
The Sabres were down 6-1 when Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen took over, and Anderson was ultimately charged with the loss. The 41-year-old is down to 10-11-2 with a 3.07 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 25 games this season. Anderson is in the midst of a terrible stretch, having allowed at least three goals in each of his last five contests.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Starting Tuesday
Anderson will guard the home goal versus the Predators on Tuesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Anderson has won two of his last five games, allowing 16 goals over that span. The Predators have lost three games in a row, so this could be a solid spot for Anderson to bounce back after giving up five goals on 22 shots to the Flyers on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Flops against Flyers
Anderson made 17 saves in Friday's 5-2 loss to Philadelphia.
The Sabres didn't get on the board until the third period, but Anderson made sure the hole was too deep by giving up three goals on 12 shots in the second. The veteran netminder has lost three of his last four starts, and in seven outings since the All-Star break he carries a 3.27 GAA and .899 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Expected to start Friday
Anderson is set to start on the road against Philadelphia on Friday, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Anderson has allowed at least three goals in three straight starts, so he'll be looking to end that slump. Overall in 2022-23, he has a 10-9-2 record, 2.79 GAA and .917 save percentage in 23 appearances. The Flyers have lost four straight games and 12 of their last 14 contests, bringing their record down to 24-32-11.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Stops 25 in win
Anderson allowed three goals on 28 shots in Monday's 4-3 win over Toronto.
Anderson allowed a pair of goals in the second period before Buffalo scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead. William Nylander made it a one-goal game with a tally late in the third, but Anderson and the Sabres would hang on for a victory. It's Anderson's first win since Feb. 28, as he improved to 10-9-2 with a .917 save percentage. The 41-year-old netminder will continue to split starting duties with Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen down the stretch while Eric Comrie (lower body) is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Exits ice first Monday
Anderson was the first goalie to leave the ice Monday, Mark Masters of TSN reports, indicating he'll tend the twine on the road versus Toronto.
In 22 games this season, Anderson has posted a 9-9-2 record with a 2.78 GAA and one shutout. The 41-year-old backstop will likely continue to serve as a No. 2 option behind Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen but should still get a handful of starts down the stretch, especially with teammate Eric Comrie out for a stretch with a lower-body injury.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Loses despite making 34 saves
Anderson stopped 34 of 37 shots in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Monday.
Anderson allowed a goal in each period of the contest. He dropped to 9-9-2 with a 2.78 GAA and a .918 save percentage in 22 games this season. Anderson has lost his last two starts while allowing seven goals on 72 shots over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Guarding cage Monday
Anderson will get the starting nod at home against the Oilers on Monday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
In his last appearance, Anderson coughed up four goals on 35 shots during a loss to Columbus. The veteran netminder is 9-8-2 with a 2.77 GAA and a .918 save percentage through 21 outings. He's 3-5-1 at home this season and hasn't earned a home victory since posting a 40-save shutout against the Kings on Dec. 13.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Falls to Jackets
Anderson stopped 31 of 35 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Columbus' final goal was scored into an empty net. Anderson couldn't really be faulted on any of the pucks that beat him, and he shut the door in the third period as the Sabres tried to mount a comeback after sleepwalking through the first two frames. The 41-year-old netminder continues to see semi-consistent action as Buffalo splits the workload in the crease between three goalies, starting three of the last eight games and getting called upon in relief of Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen in a fourth, and Anderson's 2.77 GAA and .918 save percentage on the season are far superior to Luukkonen's 3.57 GAA and .892 SvP or Eric Comrie's 3.59 GAA and .882 SvP.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: First goalie off Tuesday
Anderson was the first goalie to leave the ice Tuesday, Joe Yerdon of the Bleacher Report reports, indicating he'll be in goal at home versus Columbus.
Anderson has put up decent numbers in 20 appearances this season, posting a 9-7-2 record, 2.70 GAA and one shutout. The Sabres are currently carrying three goalies on the 23-man roster and could be considering moving one of Anderson or Eric Comrie before Friday's trade deadline, though nothing official has come from the team.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Stands on head for win
Anderson made 53 saves in Friday's 3-1 win over the Panthers.
The Sabres were out-shot 54-35 on a night that really should have seen a much higher score were it not for the efforts of the two guys in the crease. Anderson took a shutout into the third period before Carter Verhaeghe finally got a puck past him, but the 41-year-old netminder still picked up his first win since Jan. 23 while tying his career high in saves -- a mark he established back in 2008 when he was a member of the Panthers. The 53 saves also set a new Sabres franchise record for stops in a win and is the third-highest single-game total in club history, while Anderson became the first goalie in his 40s in NHL history to rack up 50 or more saves in a night.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Slated to face Panthers
Anderson is expected to start on the road against Florida on Friday, per Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Anderson has an 8-7-2 record, 2.79 GAA and .915 save percentage in 19 contests this season. He saved 17 of 18 shots over 46:29 of ice time in a relief appearance against Toronto on Tuesday. The Panthers have won six of their last nine games, bringing their record up to 29-25-6.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Makes 17 saves in relief appearance
Anderson surrendered one goal on 18 shots in a 6-3 loss to Toronto on Tuesday.
Anderson stepped into the contest after Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen allowed four goals on 10 shots over just 12:09 of ice time. The only goal Anderson allowed was scored at 14:36 of the second period while the Maple Leafs were on the power play. Toronto's final marker was on an empty net. Anderson wasn't charged with the loss, so his record is still 8-7-2. He also has a 2.79 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 19 outings in 2022-23. The 41-year-old fared far better Tuesday than he did Feb. 13, when he stopped 23 of 28 shots in a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Craig Anderson: Can't shake off rust
Anderson allowed five goals on 28 shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Kings.
Anderson made his first start in three weeks, and he looked good early on. The Kings then tagged him for four goals in a 10-minute span during the second period, and the Sabres' offense couldn't recover. Anderson has been surpassed by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen on the goaltending depth chart. The 41-year-old Anderson is now at 8-7-2 with a 2.86 GAA and a .914 save percentage through 18 contests. Given his limited usage lately, it's unclear when he might start again.... See More ... See Less
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