Hutton referred to struggles with his vision during the 2019-20 season in a recent interview, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
The goalie was actually pretty good about not making direct excuses for what was a poor season (12-14-4 record across 31 games and a career-low .898 save percentage) that included one terrible stretch of play in which he went winless from Oct. 24 through Jan. 30. But he did reference the problem -- called convergence insufficiency -- and how he was forced to work through it (and will need to continue to do so) with various eye exercises. No matter how much of an effect the condition had on Hutton's rough campaign, he's likely to enter the 2020-21 season behind Linus Ullmark in the pecking order, though the new Ralph Krueger-led coaching staff seems to prefer more of a direct timeshare. We'll also see if the team adds another goaltender to the mix following yet another missed postseason.
Hutton made 21 saves in a 3-1 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.
Hutton is struggling -- it was his fourth straight loss. He's under contract for one more season, but his numbers have been less than stellar in Buffalo. Hutton probably isn't the answer there, just like he isn't the answer for your fantasy squad.
Hutton will guard the road goal during Saturday's game against the Flyers, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Hutton has struggled recently, suffering three straight losses while posting a 3.09 GAA and .906 save percentage. Things are unlikely to get better Saturday, as he'll be entering a brutal road matchup with a scorching-hot Philadelphia team that's won eight straight games.
Hutton turned aside 32 of 35 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Winnipeg.
It was hard to fault Hutton on any of the goals, with all three coming in outnumbered situations. The first two were odd-man rushes while the third came on a rebound while the Sabres were shorthanded. Hutton has lost his last three starts, allowing three goals in each one, entering Thursday's home tilt against Pittsburgh.
Hutton will start against the Jets Tuesday night, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
After winning five out of six games, Hutton is coming off back-to-back losses in which he surrendered three goals each contest. He will face a Jets team that's in the thick of the playoff race, so Hutton will need to stand tall to avoid a three-game losing skid.
Hutton stopped 24 of 27 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights on Friday.
Hutton has lost three of his last four starts, which followed a four-game winning streak. The 34-year-old goalie is now 12-12-4 with a 3.18 GAA and an .898 save percentage through 29 appearances. Jonas Johansson may be in line for Saturday's start in Arizona.
Hutton will patrol the crease during Friday's road game versus the Golden Knights, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Hutton was pretty solid in his last start Wednesday against Colorado, stopping 31 of 34 shots, but he ultimately suffered his 15th loss of the season due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. The 34-year-old netminder will need to be razor sharp in order to have a shot at getting back in the win column Friday, as he'll be entering a brutal road matchup with a sizzling-hot Vegas team that's won seven straight games.
Hutton turned aside 31 shots in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Wednesday.
Hutton was tagged with the loss after Colorado's J.T. Compher broke a 2-2 tie just past the midway part of the third period. It was only the second loss in the last seven outings (5-2-0) for the 34-year-old, who has started six of the last seven for the Sabres. Hutton fell to 12-11-4 on the year with a 3.18 GAA and an .898 save percentage.
Hutton will get the starting nod on the road versus Colorado on Wednesday.
Hutton was given the night off versus Winnipeg on Sunday after making five straight appearances in the net, in which he posted a 4-1-0 record and 2.99 GAA. With the Sabres trying to track down a playoff spot, the netminder will need to maintain his peak form and should continue to see a heavy workload down the stretch.
Hutton stopped 41 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
The Sabres jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period despite being outshot 12-10, and while Hutton was eventually beaten by Evgeni Malkin in the second, he continued to make big saves to prevent the Pens from ever getting back into the game. The 34-year-old has now won five of his last six starts, but his 2.83 GAA and .916 save percentage over that stretch aren't exactly elite.
Hutton will start in the road crease Saturday versus the Penguins, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Hutton has started four of his last five games, but he has been far from stellar with a .906 save percentage and 2.99 GAA. The Penguins were shut out at home by Frederik Andersen on Thursday, but they've been strong overall this season, ranking sixth with 3.48 goals per home contest.
Hutton allowed six goals on 39 shots in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to Ottawa.
Hutton fell victim to poor special teams play on the part of his teammates, as the Sabres allowed two shorthanded goals and three more on the power play Tuesday evening. The 34-year old has an 11-10-4 record after losing to the Senators, and he lost for the first time in five starts. Despite the recent run of good performances, Hutton remains a risky fantasy play most evenings.
Hutton will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's road game versus the Senators, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Hutton has been red hot recently, stringing together four consecutive wins while posting an admirable 2.23 GAA and .926 save percentage. The 34-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling in a road matchup with an Ottawa club that's 14-11-6 at home this year.
Hutton turned aside 20 of 22 shots in a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Sunday.
Hutton wasn't tested too much as the Sabres kept the puck in the Maple Leafs' end. The 34-year-old improved to 11-9-4 with a 3.12 GAA and an .897 save percentage in 25 appearances this year. He's been getting the job done lately -- Hutton could be a solid DFS option on the road Tuesday in Ottawa.
Hutton (undisclosed) will get the home start Sunday against the Maple Leafs, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Hutton was a game-time call after missing Saturday's practice, but he's ready to rock and will look to take down the division foe. The veteran netminder carries three straight wins into this contest, and he's recorded a .929 save percentage and 2.30 GAA in that stretch, although the latter two victories were against Columbus and Detroit. This matchup will be tougher, though, as the Maple Leafs lead the league with 3.69 goals per road game.
Coach Ralph Krueger said Hutton (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Toronto.
Hutton missed Saturday's practice with an undisclosed issue, leaving his status is jeopardy for Sunday. The 34-year-old will start if he's ready to play -- otherwise Jonas Johansson will take the reins in the starter's net. Expect the official word on Hutton's status closer to puck drop.
Hutton missed Saturday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Hutton has won three straight games and was quite impressive with a .929 save percentage, but now he's dealing with a mystery injury. Head coach Ralph Krueger said Hutton could still play against the Maple Leafs on Sunday, but the Sabres recalled Andrew Hammond from AHL Rochester in case Hutton can't go.
Hutton made 28 saves in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Columbus.
Hutton went winless in his first 13 appearances after Oct. 22, but he has gone 4-1-0 since then. While he allowed five goals on 13 shots to Colorado in just over 30 minutes in the lone loss, Hutton has allowed just eight goals over the four wins in this recent stretch. The starting job is probably still waiting for Linus Ullmark (leg) when he returns, but Hutton has a little more time to change that perception, as Ullmark's return is pegged for late February.
Hutton will be in goal at home versus Columbus on Thursday.
After making just three appearances in December and January, Hutton has played in six of the club's last eight contests. During that stretch, the netminder has gone 3-2-0 with a 2.60 GAA and .912 save percentage. If he can start piling up some wins, the Thunder Bay native should be able to hold on to the No. 1 spot until Linus Ullmark returns from a leg I njury.
Hutton made 27 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
The 34-year-old goalie earned his third win in his last four starts with a strong third period, turning aside a few good scoring chances for Detroit after Sam Reinhart had given Buffalo its first lead of the game inside the first minute of the final frame. Hutton's 3.18 GAA and .896 save percentage on the season aren't impressive, but he'll remain the Sabres' No. 1 netminder until Linus Ullmark (leg) gets healthy.
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