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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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Despite the fact that Jhonas Enroth played very well in a 1-0 loss to the Panthers Friday night, we expect Michal Neuvirth to get the start Saturday night against the Bruins.
It is a back-to-back game situation and Neuvirth played well stopping 39 shots despite losing to the Ducks on Monday. Oct 18 - 9:33 AM

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Michal Neuvirth saved 39 of 44 shots in a 5-1 loss to Anaheim on Monday.

Neuvirth kept the Sabres in this contest through two periods, but he allowed three goals on 15 shots in the third. This was his first start of the season and unfortunately he's likely to have plenty of rough games with the lowly Sabres this season.
Oct 13 - 5:52 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get his first start of the season on Monday.

Neuvirth had a 2.78 GAA and .921 save percentage in 15 games last season. He entered the 2014-15 campaign as Buffalo's backup, but he has a legitimate chance of wrestling the starting gig away from Jhonas Enroth.
Oct 13 - 1:04 PM

Michal Neuvirth had a rough time in the preseason, allowing 10 goals on 58 shots.

His 5.04 goals-against average and an .828 save percentage coupled with Jhonas Enroth's excellent showing during the exhibition schedule has seemingly settled Buffalo's goaltending competition for the start of the year. Neuvirth is likely to open as Enroth's understudy.
Oct 6 - 10:40 AM

Michal Neuvirth struggled in a 6-4 loss to the Maple Leafs Friday night.

Neuvirth allowed four goals on the first seven shots he faced, with two of them being softies. He has quickly fallen behind Jhonas Enroth in the Sabres' staring goalie battle. To his credit, Neuvirth certainly didn't mince his words when assessing his game Friday night. "I was having a tough time finding the puck tonight", said Neuvirth. "Goaltending-wise, I didn't feel good." For those hoping Neuvirth would take the staring position by the horns and run with it, this is a setback.
Sep 27 - 8:32 AM

Michal Neuvirth is glad to be reunited with Arturs Irbe in Buffalo.

He posted a 27-12-4 record with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 48 games as a member of the Washington Capitals under the tutelage of Irbe. "We had a great time together in Washington, and hopefully we're going to do the same here," Neuvirth said. "I trust him. I feel like he's trusted me." Neuvirth has a shot at becoming Buffalo's starting netminder this year.
Sep 22 - 10:36 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Sam Reinhart
5Matt Ellis
6Johan Larsson
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett