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32 Michael Houser G

Buffalo Sabres

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Player Updates

May 9, 2021 11:12 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Dropped to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser was sent to AHL Rochester on Sunday, per CapFriendly.

A brutal string of injuries to the Sabres' goaltending group forced Houser to start the final four games of the season. He did a respectable job, going 2-2-0 with a .901 save percentage and a 3.46 GAA. His only poor outing came May 6, when the Penguins hammered him for eight goals on 34 shots. The 28-year-old could compete for a spot on the NHL roster next season but will likely spend most of the season in the minors.

May 8, 2021 11:13 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Tough loss in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser made 22 saves in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Penguins.

After coughing up eight goals to the Pens on Thursday, Houser was much sharper in the rematch but got no help from the rest of the Sabres. The 28-year-old rookie was pressed into duty for four games to close out the season with four other Buffalo goalies banged up, but Houser may have shown enough to earn a spot on an NHL depth chart next season.

May 7, 2021 05:17 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: In goal for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser will get the starting nod against the Penguins on Saturday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

With no real alternatives, Houser will be between the pipes for the season finale on Saturday despite having been shelled to the tune of eight goals on 34 shots in Thursday's blowout loss the Penguins. Unless Pittsburgh plans to rest some players, the 28-year-old rookie could be in for another rough outing Saturday.

May 7, 2021 12:56 AM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Left out to dry Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser surrendered eight goals on 34 shots in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Penguins.

The Sabres were competitive for a bit in the game, but Houser wasn't able to stop the Penguins offense. Interim head coach Don Granato left Houser in goal for the full game -- the alternative was giving the untested Stefanos Lekkas a turn in the crease. Houser has allowed 13 goals on 118 shots after Thursday's terrible outing, but he won his first two NHL starts. The 28-year-old will likely man the crease again in Saturday's season finale in Pittsburgh.

May 6, 2021 01:04 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Starting in Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser will defend the blue paint during Thursday's road game versus the Penguins, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Houser has been fantastic through his first two NHL starts, picking up back-to-back wins over the Islanders on Monday and Tuesday while posting an impressive .940 save percentage. He'll attempt to remain unbeaten in a rough road matchup with a Pittsburgh team that's 20-4-2 at home this year.

May 5, 2021 12:40 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Terrific in second NHL start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser kicked out 45 of 48 shots in a 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders on Tuesday. He also denied all three shots he faced during the shootout.

Making just his second career start, the 28-year-old was sensational on his way to his second NHL victory. New York was able to build a 3-1 lead by the game's midway point, but Houser locked things up the rest of the way while the Sabres clawed their way back. Following a scoreless overtime period, Houser turned away shootout attempts by Jordan Eberle, Anthony Beauvillier and Oliver Wahlstrom. He's emerged as a nice late-season storyline for the cellar-dwelling Sabres.

May 4, 2021 11:04 AM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Starting second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's home game versus the Islanders, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Houser was excellent in his first career NHL start Monday versus the Isles, stopping 34 of 36 shots en route to a 4-2 victory. The 28-year-old netminder will attempt to secure a second straight win in a rematch with the same Islanders squad Tuesday.

May 3, 2021 10:44 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Victorious in first career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser turned aside 34 of 36 shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.

Houser was making his first NHL appearance and did an admirable job, keeping things close long enough for the Islanders to eventually rally from a 2-0 deficit. The 28-year-old Houser, who has split his nine-year pro career between the AHL and ECHL, became the sixth different goaltender to start a game for the Sabres this season.

May 3, 2021 07:44 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Set to make NHL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser will make his NHL debut in Buffalo's crease against the Islanders on Monday.

With the injury bug biting Buffalo's goaltenders, the 28-year-old Houser will get the opportunity to fulfill his lifelong dream of starting an NHL game. The inconsistent Islanders offense struggles to score at times, but Houser will still be fighting an uphill battle backstopping the last-place Sabres.

April 19, 2021 10:04 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday, CapFriendly reports.

Houser has served in a backup role behind Dustin Tokarski for the last three games. If Carter Hutton (lower body) is unable to return Tuesday, the 28-year-old will be recalled to the active roster again.

April 17, 2021 10:52 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Emergency recall Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser was promoted to the active roster under emergency conditions Saturday, per CapFriendly.

Houser is likely to continue as backup to Dustin Tokarski until Carter Hutton or Linus Ullmark can return from their lower-body injuries.

April 16, 2021 10:40 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Back on taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday, per CapFriendly.

Houser served as the backup behind Dustin Tokarski for Thursday's game against Washington. The 28-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut.

April 15, 2021 11:24 AM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Set for backup duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser will be promoted to the Sabres' active roster and serve as Dustin Tokarski's backup Thursday against the Capitals, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Linus Ullmark and Carter Hutton are both dealing with lower-body injuries, so Houser could be in for an extended stay with the big club. The 28-year-old netminder has yet to make his NHL debut.

March 27, 2021 12:08 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Returned to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser was reassigned to Buffalo's taxi squad Saturday, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

The Sabres activated Linus Ullmark (lower body) off injured reserve in a corresponding move, so they're no longer in need of Houser's services on the active roster. The 28-year-old netminder has yet to make his NHL debut.

March 24, 2021 10:16 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Recalled under emergency conditions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser was promoted to the active roster under emergency conditions Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Houser is expected to serve as the backup to Dustin Tokarski until Linus Ullmark (lower body) is ready to return. The 28-year-old Houser is unlikely to see much playing time.

March 23, 2021 03:20 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

The Sabres sent Jonas Johansson to the Avalanche over the weekend, and Carter Hutton suffered an unfortunate leg injury during Monday's loss to the Rangers. Linus Ullmark (lower body) still isn't ready, so Houser will serve as Dustin Tokarski's backup for Wednesday's game against the Penguins. Houser, 28, has yet to make his NHL debut. He made 26 ECHL appearances last year, recording a .902 save percentage and a 16-5-5 record.

March 20, 2021 11:20 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Assigned to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser was assigned to the taxi squad Saturday, per CapFriendly.

Houser will replace Jonas Johansson -- who was traded to the Avalanche on Saturday -- as the Sabres' No. 3 goalie. In a corresponding move, Dustin Tokarski was promoted to the active roster.

March 19, 2021 12:36 PM
Sabres' Michael Houser: Inks two-way deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sabres and was subsequently placed on waivers Friday.

Houser has yet to play hockey at any level this season, but he'll likely join AHL Rochester now that he's landed a deal with the Sabres organization. The 28-year-old netminder posted a 2.27 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 26 appearances with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL last year.

September 17, 2018 10:29 AM
Michael Houser: In camp with Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houser will be at the Sabres' training camp, TSN reports.

Houser is likely just an extra body between the pipes after the club sent Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen back to his junior team. Houser -- who has never appeared in a NHL game -- will no doubt be back in the minors once camp breaks.

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05/04vs NYIW 4-3 (SO)134548
05/03vs NYIW 4-2123436
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/191
Birthdate:
09/13/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Youngstown, OH
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
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