Buffalo, New York (AP) – The Buffalo Sabers, relying on their fourth, fifth and even sixth string gates for the remainder of the season, have listed Linus Ullark weekly with a low back injury.
Inter Milan coach Don Granato told Ullmark on Friday that his return schedule was “exciting” as the Sabers had just three weeks left in their season. The Sabers sit at the bottom of the NHL rankings; everyone is out of competition.
Ulmark missed one game in the opening minutes of a 3-2 defeat in Boston on Tuesday. The starting lineup for the third year was 9-6-3, and in seven games it went 4-2-1, returning with 15 open game injuries.
Reserve goalkeeper Carter Hutton’s status remains cloudy as he missed 13 games due to a low body injury. Although Hutton has resumed skating on an individual basis, Granato said there is no timetable for his return.
Injuries are being left behind by the Sabers, who are set to call up Uko-Pekka Luukkonen, their newcomer to the NHL, to the Premier League. The timing is uncertain as Luccone recovers from an injury earlier this week.
Granato said the team will know more after Luukkonen played for AHL Rochester America.
The Cybers are now left with two healthy goalkeepers, Dustin Tokarski and Little League’s Michael Hovser, ready to host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
On Thursday, Tokarski stopped 27 shots, winning 5-2 in Washington, becoming 1-4-2 this season. December 12, 2015 against Ottawa 3: It was Montreal’s first win since scoring 25 goals in a 1-0 victory.
Howser has never played in the NHL, և it was signed last month after Buffalo agreed to sell goalkeeper Jon Onas Johansson to Colorado.
The status of veteran striker Kyle Okposo is also uncertain. Granato said the team was waiting for the test results after Okposo’s face hit the alliance against Washington.
The latest injuries come the same week when Sabers announced that senior Jack E. Eichel will miss the rest of the season with a herniated disc. Michel has been absent since March 7.
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