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Buffalo Sabres

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Player Updates

May 22, 2021 02:40 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Ankle sprain spoils stretch run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 4, 2021 12:52 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Won't return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 3, 2021 07:44 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Still being evaluated for injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 1, 2021 03:13 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Departs Saturday's game with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 1, 2021 11:24 AM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 1, 2021 01:49 AM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Sent to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen was moved to the taxi squad Friday, according to CapFriendly.

Luukkonen was announced as the starter for Saturday's game in Boston, so this is simply a paper move. The 22-year-old is 1-2-0 with a 3.73 GAA and .908 save percentage in his first three NHL appearances.

May 1, 2021 02:25 AM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Set to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen is slated to tend the twine on the road Saturday at Boston, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Luukkonen will make his third straight appearance between the pipes as he continues to carry the load for the Sabres while Linus Ullmark (lower body) and Carter Hutton (lower body) are on the shelf. With a back-to-back on the horizon, Luukkonen will likely split the matchups against the Islanders on Monday and Tuesday with Dustin Tokarski.

April 30, 2021 01:13 AM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tagged with road loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen stopped 35 of 39 shots Thursday in a 5-2 loss to the Bruins.

The rookie had little to no chance on any of the four goals he allowed, dropping his second straight decision. Luukkonen has started three games for the Sabres and has had to make 35-plus saves in all three of them. Despite that heavy volume, Luukkonen owns a respectable .908 save percentage to start his NHL career.

April 28, 2021 03:24 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen will guard the road goal during Thursday's matchup with Boston, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Luukkonen played well in his last start Tuesday against the Rangers, turning aside 38 of 41 shots, but he was still ultimately tagged with his first career NHL loss due to weak goal support from his teammates. The 22-year-old rookie will attempt to return to the win column in a road matchup with a Bruins team that's 14-6-3 at home this season.

April 27, 2021 10:24 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Gets little help in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen made 38 saves in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers.

The rookie gave the Sabres a fighting chance, but aside from a power-play tally by Sam Reinhart, Luokkonen got no support. The 22-year-old has faced 40 or more shots in both of his NHL starts so far, and if he sees more action down the stretch he's likely to remain very busy in the Buffalo crease.

April 27, 2021 03:28 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting in New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen will be promoted to Buffalo's active roster and start between the pipes in Tuesday's road game versus the Rangers, WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Luukkonen was pretty solid in his NHL debut Friday against the Bruins, stopping 36 of 40 shots en route to his first NHL victory. The 2017 second-round pick will attempt to secure a second straight win in a road matchup with a Rangers squad that's averaging 3.67 goals per game at home this campaign, second in the NHL.

April 26, 2021 10:37 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Back on taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday, per CapFriendly.

Luukkonen allowed four goals on 40 shots and defeated the Bruins in his NHL debut on April 23. The 22-year-old could be recalled Tuesday if the Carter Hutton (lower body) and Linus Ullmark (lower body) are still unavailable.

April 25, 2021 12:32 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Shifts to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen was promoted to the active roster Sunday, per CBS.

Linus Ullmark (lower body) and Carter Hutton (lower body) are still out, so Luukkonen will back up Dustin Tokarski in Sunday's game against the Rangers. Luukkonen made his NHL debut Friday against the Bruins, stopping 36 of 40 shots. His next opportunity to start is Tuesday against the Rangers.

April 24, 2021 10:20 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Bumped to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Luukkonen made his NHL debut Friday in a 6-4 win over the Bruins. The Finn could be a candidate to draw into more games as the Sabres play out the rest of their schedule.

April 23, 2021 11:24 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Hangs on for win in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen turned aside 36 shots in Friday's 6-4 win over the Bruins.

Making his NHL debut, the 22-year-old got handed a 5-1 lead early in the third period, but Luukkonen had to weather a storm to secure the win as Boston scored three times in under six minutes later in the frame. The rookie supplied a rare highlight in what has been a lost season for the Sabres, but his stay in the NHL could be brief with Carter Hutton (lower body) closing in on a return.

April 22, 2021 12:12 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Making NHL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen will be promoted to Buffalo's active roster and make his first NHL start in Friday's home game versus Boston, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Luukkonen hasn't been great in the minors this season, going 7-5-3 while posting a sub-par 3.60 GAA and .888 save percentage. The 2017 second-round pick will try to secure his first NHL win in his first NHL start in a tough home matchup with a red-hot Bruins team that's won five straight games.

April 22, 2021 12:44 AM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Luukkonen served as the backup to Dustin Tokarski for Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Bruins. The 22-year-old Luukkonen has yet to make his NHL debut, but he'll hang around the Sabres as an emergency depth option with Linus Ullmark and Carter Hutton both sidelined by lower-body injuries.

April 20, 2021 11:48 AM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Slated for backup duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen will be promoted to Buffalo's active roster and serve as Dustin Tokarski's backup for Tuesday's game versus the Bruins, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Luukkonen hasn't been great in the AHL this season, going 7-5-3 while posting a sub-par 3.60 GAA and .888 save percentage in 14 appearances. The 2017 second-round pick may make his first NHL start Thursday against Boston.

April 17, 2021 01:16 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Rises to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen has been promoted to Buffalo's taxi squad ahead of Saturday's game versus Pittsburgh, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Luukkonen will be on hand as an emergency option for Saturday's matchup with the Penguins. The 22-year-old netminder has yet to make his NHL debut.

March 28, 2021 12:12 PM
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luukkonen was assigned to AHL Rochester on Sunday.

Despite multiple injuries to Buffalo goaltender, Luukkonen didn't play during his stint with the big club. The 2017 second-round pick has recorded a .904 save percentage and a 5-2-1 record through eight AHL games this season.

Last 7 Games
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05/01@ BOSL 2-6132629
04/29@ BOSL 2-5143539
04/27@ NYRL 1-3133841
04/23vs BOSW 6-4143640
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Career Stats
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2020-21BUF41302171403.871350.9100
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
03/09/1999
Age:
22
Hometown:
Espoo, Finland
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
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NHL Experience:
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