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Michal Neuvirth | Goalie

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
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Michal Neuvirth's lower-body injury was a hip issue.
Sabres GM Tim Murray said that Neuvirth has been seeing a specialist to help with the nagging problem. He sat out Buffalo's last 15 games of the season due to the ailment. Apr 16 - 7:27 AM

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Michal Neuvirth isn't expected to return this week.

Coach Ted Nolan said before Sunday's game that he has pretty much ruled out the possibility that Neuvirth or Jhonas Enroth will return in the Sabres' last four contests of the season. Neuvirth hasn't played since Mar. 13 because of a lower-body injury, but he looked good in a pair of losses for his new team before getting hurt.
Apr 7 - 10:18 AM

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) has returned to Buffalo for further evaluation.

Neuvirth hasn't played since March 13 and it looks like he won't be back in the near future. He has a 2.78 GAA and .921 save percentage in 15 games this season.
Mar 26 - 4:53 PM

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) might be sent back to Buffalo to be re-evaluated.

Neuvirth has been sidelined since March 13 and hasn't been skating. The Sabres have two games left on their current road trip.
Mar 25 - 2:48 PM

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) wasn't able to practice on Saturday and it's believed that he suffered a setback.

The Sabres have already decided that Nathan Lieuwen will start Sunday against Vancouver and Matthew Hackett will face Montreal on Tuesday. That means Neuvirth won't be available to play until next Thursday at the earliest.
Mar 23 - 5:45 AM

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) is aiming to be ready for Sunday's game against Vancouver.

He practiced fully on Wednesday so he appears to be coming along nicely. "I want to make sure when I get back I'm 100 percent and can play every game and not miss any games," said Neuvirth. "We're going step by step. Today I was facing shots. I felt good. ... I want to be ready for Sunday."
Mar 20 - 10:48 AM

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) might be able to play on Thursday.

Neuvirth won't be able to play on Tuesday as he initially hoped, but he is making progress. He has a 2.78 GAA and .921 save percentage in 15 games this season.
Mar 18 - 2:34 PM

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) hopes to be available to play on Tuesday night.

"It depends how I'm going to feel tomorrow, but I'm feeling better every day," he said in the arena. "I'm hoping it's going to be good tomorrow." Neuvirth was impressive in two outings with the Sabres prior to getting injured.
Mar 17 - 3:36 PM

Michal Neuvirth is hoping to make an impression in his stint with the Buffalo Sabres, but a lower-body injury will keep him out for at least a bit.

It remains to be seen if Jhonas Enroth will get back-to-back starts or if call-up Nathan Lieuwen may play instead.
Mar 16 - 1:41 PM

Michal Neuvirth's 51-save performance against the Hurricanes Friday may have earned him another start.

He could get the call Saturday night against the Islanders despite the fact that Jhonas Enroth has been one of the better Sabre players since the trade deadline. Check back with us closer to game time for updates.
Mar 15 - 9:01 AM

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth was remarkable Thursday night, stopping 51 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Carolina.

Neuvirth kept the Sabres even in the second, when Carolina raced to a 22-4 advantage in shots. Acquired prior to the NHL trade deadline from the Washington Capitals, Neuvirth had to make a half-dozen big saves. On the penalty kill, he stopped a bid from Andrei Loktionov with his left pad, then gloved a wrist shot from Drayson Bowman on the rebound. Neuvirth later snatched a close-range wrister from Joel Skinner. But the Sabres ended up with their fourth consecutive loss. Neuvirth's GAA is now 2.78 and his save percentage, .921.
Mar 13 - 10:16 PM

Michal Neuvirth will start Thursday's game against Carolina.

He stopped 42 shots in a 2-0 loss to Florida in his first outing with Buffalo last Friday. The Sabres have turned to Jhonas Enroth often following Ryan Miller's departure, but Neuvirth could see more action if he continues to play well.
Mar 13 - 1:32 PM

Michal Neuvirth played admirably in his Sabres' debut, but his new team could not generate any offense in their 2-0 loss to Florida on Friday night.

Michal Neuvirth blocked 42 of the 44 shots directed his way and kept the Sabres in the game, but as Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth could have warned him, it sometimes is not enough when you play for the 2013-14 Buffalo Sabres. The 25 year-old drops to 4-7-2 this season.
Mar 7 - 10:37 PM

Michal Neuvirth will make his Buffalo debut Friday night when the Sabres play on the road against the Florida Panthers.

Jhonas Enroth was superb in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay and he'll get the night off. Neuvirth wants to be a number one goaltender and he's eager to compete for the starting job in Buffalo. "This is a new opportunity," he said. "My goal is to be a No. 1 goalie in the NHL, and I feel like I can get the opportunity here. I'm going to give all my best and work hard every day."
Mar 7 - 8:10 AM

Buffalo GM Tim Murray is looking at Michal Neuvirth as a reclamation project, who can still live up to his potential as a second-round draft pick.

"For whatever reason, he's a backup there and he's just not as important as he wants to be," Murray said referring to Neuvirth's time in Washington. "I think when he gets to feel some love again or whatever you want to call it and has an opportunity, then he can get his game back." The former Capitals netminder posted a 4-6-2 record with a .914 save percentage and a 2.82 GAA in 13 games with the Capitals this campaign. He should share starts with Jhonas Enroth down the stretch.
Mar 6 - 10:16 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Matt Ellis
4Zenon Konopka
LW1Cory Conacher
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Matt D'Agostini
RW1Cody Hodgson
2Ville Leino
3Drew Stafford
4Patrick Kaleta
5Torrey Mitchell
6Chris Stewart
7John Scott
D1Christian Ehrhoff
2Tyler Myers
3Jamie McBain
4Henrik Tallinder
5Mike Weber
6Rasmus Ristolainen
7Alexander Sulzer
8Mark Pysyk
9Chad Ruhwedel
10Nicolas Deslauriers
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett
4Nathan Lieuwen
5Connor Knapp
6Andrey Makarov