Robin Lehner Injury: Updates on Sabres Goalie’s Lower Body and Return

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Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner is out for the foreseeable future after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the team’s season opener on Oct. 8 while attempting to make a save in the second period. 

Continue for updates.


Lehner To Miss 6-10 Weeks

Sunday, Oct. 11

Head coach Dan Bylsma announced Lehner‘s diagnosis a day after the team placed the goaltender on injured reserve.


What Lehner‘s Injury Means for Sabres

Buffalo acquired Lehner in June after trading a first-round pick to Ottawa with the hopes the 24-year-old would be their goalie of the future. The Oct. 8 game was his first since suffering a season-ending concussion in February.

Chad Johnson, whom the Sabres acquired via trade with the New York Islanders, will be Lehner‘s replacement. The sixth-year veteran has played in 56 games and has a .914 career save percentage. Nathan Lieuwen will serve as Johnson’s backup.

With Lehner out for an extended period, Johnson will have to step up until the starter can return healthy.

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