The Buffalo Sabres have called up two players from Rochester – defenseman Chad Ruhwedel and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.
Ruhwedel hasn’t played for the Sabres since he made his NHL debut in the 2012-13 season. He’s having a great season for the Amerks with 22 points in 46 games. The 25-year-old will have an opportunity to see some playing time.
This is Lieuwen’s second recall of the season, but never saw any action the first time. He has gone 14-10-1 with a .911 save percentage and a 2.86 goals against average this season. Lieuwen went 1-4 with the Sabres during the 2013-14 season, recording a .906 save percentage and a 2.98 goals against average.
With games on each of the next two nights and Robin Lehner day-to-day, Lieuwen could very well start in goal soon.