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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 suffered a lower-body during a workout and he won't travel with the Sabres on their upcoming road trip.
Coach Ted Nolan said the injury was "not long-long but long enough." Matt Hackett has been called up by Buffalo to take Neuvirth's place. Hackett will back up Jhonas Enroth. Jan 26 - 6:21 PM

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Michal Neuvirth set away 28 shots in the Sabres’ 4-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

The Sabres will live and die by their goaltending and right now nobody on this team is doing much of anything. Buffalo has lost 10 games in a row now. Neuvirth gave up two goals in the second and two more in the third. He has a 3.39 goals-against average and .907 save percentage, with just three wins. There is no reason to own him.
Jan 17 - 10:13 PM

As we guessed earlier, Michal Neuvirth will in fact get the start against the Flyers Saturday.

Adjust your roster accordingly.
Jan 17 - 11:12 AM

Michal Neuvirth could get the call Saturday night against the Flyers.

Jhonas Enroth was hung out to dry for seven goals against the Wild Thursday and may need a little more time to recover. To be honest, listing Neuvirth as the starter for Saturday's game is just a hunch on our part at the moment. It really doesn't matter who starts for the Sabres, though. The team is awful and has not won in nine games. Stay away from both Neuvirth and Enroth.
Jan 17 - 9:29 AM

Michal Neuvirth allowed three goals on 30 shots Tuesday night as the Sabres dropped a 3-1 decision to Detroit.

Neuvirth has struggled this year and has been outplayed by Jhonas Enroth, leading to limited playing opportunities. He has now dropped seven straight decisions and holds a 3-12-1 record. His peripheral are no better as his 3.34 GAA and .908 save percentage can attest.
Jan 13 - 10:25 PM

Michal Neuvirth will be the Buffalo Sabres' starter on Tuesday.

Neuvirth will attempt to end his personal six-game losing streak. He has a 3-11-1 record, 3.36 GAA, and .909 save percentage in 16 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 13 - 12:11 PM

Coach Ted Nolan pretty much confirmed that Michal Neuvirth will get the nod on Tuesday when the Sabres retire Dominik Hasek's number.

"With Dominik, with what he's done in his career in Buffalo and having our young Czech goaltender, I think that will be a great game for him to play to kind of honor his fellow countryman," said Buffalo's bench boss. Neuvirth and fellow Czech netminder Petr Mrazek of the Detroit Red Wings admitted their admiration for Hasek and it will be fitting to see them go head-to-head when Hasek is honored.
Jan 13 - 8:50 AM

Michal Neuvirth could be in goal for Buffalo on Tuesday when the Sabres honor Dominik Hasek by retiring his jersey.

"It's going to be a good night for him and even for Czech hockey," said Neuvirth. "He's absolutely a legend back home. Since Nagano he's been a hero for everyone in Czech." Neuvirth's helmet features three images of Hasek and it would be a good touch by Buffalo to give him the nod against fellow Czech Petr Mrazek, of the Detroit Red Wings, on a night when their countryman is honored.
Jan 12 - 8:48 AM

Michal Neuvirth is getting peppered in the Sabres' net.

The Buffalo netminder stopped 45 shots Friday night in a 2-1 loss to Tampa but has also stopped 47 and 51 shots in other games this season. Kicking aside 45-plus shots in a game is not common. Doing it three times in a season is quite remarkable, especially when the goalie in question is a backup. In Friday's contest Neuvirth set a franchise record stopping 27 shots in one period. Kudos to Neuvirth who is trying his best on a bad Buffalo team.
Jan 10 - 9:28 AM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 45 of 47 shots in Friday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

Neuvirth was the only reason the Sabres were in this game. The Lightning outshot Buffalo 47-21, but the game was tied 1-1 late in the third period. Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos eventually beat the Sabres' goaltender with just over five minutes remaining, to hand the Sabres their seventh straight loss. Neuvirth turned in a fantastic effort, and was named the game's first star. The 26-year-old has a 3-11-1 record with a 3.36 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage this season.
Jan 9 - 11:23 PM

Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the nod for Buffalo on Friday against Tampa Bay.

Jhonas Enroth was between the pipes for Thursday's 5-2 loss to Carolina. There isn't much separating the two Buffalo netminders, so their competition for playing time will continue. However, neither of them is worth owning in fantasy hockey right now.
Jan 9 - 10:12 AM

The Rangers lit up Michal Neuvirth for four goals in the Sabres’ 6-1 loss Saturday night.

Neuvirth gave up four goals on nine shots, and he was pulled 12:34 into the game. The Rangers scored on three consecutive power plays, not even three minutes a part, to put this game out of reach from the start. In relief, Jhonas Enroth kicked aside 28 of 30 shots. Neuvirth has a 3.46 goals-against average and .905 save percentage this season. Enroth’s sits at 3.14 and .909.
Jan 3 - 9:58 PM

Michal Neuvirth will start his second straight game Saturday night against the Rangers.

Through 12 starts and 14 games, Neuvirth has been beaten 43 times. The Rangers meanwhile have won eight of their last nine with 31 goals during that time. You may want to look elsewhere for a goalie.
Jan 3 - 5:32 PM

Michal Neuvirth, starting for the first time since he allowed six goals in a Dec. 23 game, performed well as he and the Buffalo Sabres dropped a 2-0 decision to the Florida Panthers Friday night.

Neuvirth made 31 saves but his record dropped to 3-9-1. In 14 games, his goals-against average is 3.21 and his save percentage, .911.
Jan 2 - 10:33 PM

Confirming an earlier report, Michal Neuvirth will indeed start against the Panthers on Friday night.

He has a 3.29 GAA and .909 save percentage in 13 contests this season.
Jan 2 - 5:14 PM

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C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
5Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Zac Dalpe
6Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett