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Buffalo Sabres recall goaltender Matt Hackett from Rochester

by jmaloni

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Mon, Jan 26th 2015 04:50 pm

Neuvirth to miss time with lower-body injury

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Matt Hackett from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League to replace injured goaltender Michal Neuvirth.

"Michal sustained a lower-body injury while working out during the all-star break and will miss some time," Sabres General Manager Tim Murray said. "He will not join the team for our trip out west this week."

Hackett (age 24, 6'2", 171 lbs.), who began the season on injured reserve with the Sabres, returns to Buffalo after joining the Americans before the AHL all-star break in January for his first three starts of the season.

A native of London, Ontario, Hackett appeared in eight games for the Sabres during the 2013-14 season, including a 35-save performance in his Sabres debut, a 3-1 win at Edmonton. Hackett has appeared in 21 NHL games in parts of three seasons with the Sabres and Minnesota Wild, compiling a .912 save percentage and a 2.82 goals-against average.

Hackett was drafted by Minnesota in the third round (77th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and acquired by the Sabres April 3, 2013.

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