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Bylsma Comments on Lehner's Recovery
Wednesday, Nov. 25
Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma discussed Lehner's status, via John Vogl of the Buffalo News:
I don’t think I would call it a setback. He got to a point where he started upping his rehab level, and that’s where he had to back off that a little bit. He kind of tried to take the next step, and the next step, he has to wait a little bit longer on that. ...
It will take longer with a goalie than a skater just by the nature of what happens to a goalie virtually every shot he takes. He goes into crouch position or a butterfly position.
Lehner's Timetable for Return Pushed Back
Tuesday, Nov. 24
TSN's Pierre LeBrun passed along an update on the 24-year-old, noting Lehner suffered a "little setback" that could push his first appearance back to "mid- to late-December."
Ullmark's Performance Eases Blow from Lehner's Absence
If there's a silver lining for the Sabres, it's that Linus Ullmark has been steady in goal so far this season. In nine games, Ullmark has notched a 4-4-1 record with a .925 save percentage and a mark of 2.28 goal-against average.
Ullmark has been particularly solid in November, posting a .930 save percentage in six starts. Until Lehner is healthy enough to man the crease, his fellow countryman should continue to pick up starts in net.
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