Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sabres Recall Ex Vernon Viper Hammond From Rochester:

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond from the American Hockey League Rochester Americans.

Hammond is in his first season with the Americans/Sabres. Hammond was a free agent signed with the Buffalo Sabres July 1st 2019 was reassigned to the Americans September 22nd 2019. In 28 games this season, Hammond is 13-11-2 with a 2.59 GAA

Hammond made his Sabres preseason debut September 17th 2019 in a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hammond replaced Sabres starting goaltender Linus Ullmark halfway through the 2nd period, allowed two goals on fifteen shots.

Hammond played last year with the American Hockey League Iowa Wild. In 33 games last season Hammond went 19-14-0 with three shutouts and a 2.81 GAA Hammond & the Wild clinched a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history.

The Minnesota Wild signed Hammond July 1st 2018, reassigned Hammond to the Iowa Wild October 1st 2018. Hammond played the past five seasons with the Ottawa Senators/American Hockey League Binghamton Senators before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche November 5th 2017. 

After four seasons with Bowling Green University, Hammond signed his first pro contract with the Ottawa Senators on March 20th 2013. Hammond attended the Chicago Blackhawks 2012 development camp and Ottawa Senators 2013 development camp.

Hammond made his NHL debut February 27th 2014 vs the Detroit Red Wings. Hammond was called up that night from the American Hockey League as the backup for Senators starting goaltender Robin Lehner. Hammond would replace Lehner late in the 2nd period who was pulled after giving up six goals on fifteen Detroit shots. Hammond would finish the game playing just over thirty four minutes stopping all eleven Red Wing shots in a 6-1 loss to Detroit. Hammond made his first career NHL start February 18th 2015 vs the Montreal Canadians, recorded 42 saves in a 4-2 win over the Habs for his first career NHL victory. Hammond is the only goaltender in NHL history to earn 21 wins in his first 27 games.

Hammond played parts of two years in Vernon (2007-2009) after coming over in a trade with the Surrey Eagles during the 2007-08 season. In 52 regular season games with the Vipers

Hammond posted a (33-15-1) record recording 6 shutouts. 

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Hutton will be a game-time decision against Maple Leafs

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

February 16, 2020

Carter Hutton will be a game-time decision for the Buffalo Sabres against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at KeyBank Center. 

Hutton took a maintenance day while the team practiced on Saturday. He was on the ice testing his injury while Sabres coach Ralph Krueger met with the media this morning. 

If Hutton cannot play, Krueger said the team will turn to rookie Jonas Johansson in net. Andrew Hammond is also on the NHL roster after being recalled from Rochester on Saturday. 

"We're testing him at the moment as a we speak here, and, again we are going to be unable to make that final call until tonight," Krueger said. 

Marcus Johansson will be back in the lineup after missing Buffalo's game against Columbus on Thursday with an upper-body injury. Johansson is coming off a two-point performance against Detroit on Tuesday, fueled in part by a move to the wing alongside Curtis Lazar. 

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