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Matthew Hackett | Goalie

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 171
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Matthew Hackett (knee) practiced with the Sabres on Thursday.
"It's nice to get back out there and finally get some shots and not be in the trainers' room," said Hackett, who tore his ACL and MCL last season in Buffalo's second to last game. "I'm limited to a few movements out there, so that's what I'm trying to get better at, just trying to get the flexibility back in the knee." He believes he's still about two months away from being ready to play. When he's cleared, Hackett will head to the minors. Oct 31 - 9:59 AM

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Matthew Hackett (torn ACL) will start the season on the injured reserve list.

Hackett underwent surgery in April due to the knee injury. He is expected to be sent to the minors once he's healthy enough to play.
Oct 7 - 5:03 PM

Matthew Hackett has accepted his qualifying offer.

His contract in 2014-15 will pay him $750,750 at the NHL level on a one-year, two-way deal, according to Capgeek.com. Hackett's season ended in April when he suffered a knee injury, which required surgery to repair. He'll play in the AHL next year.
Jul 5 - 1:41 PM

Matthew Hackett has undergone knee surgery.

Hackett suffered the injury during the Sabres' game on April 12th and had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher. He finished the season with a 3.10 GAA and .908 save percentage in eight contests with Buffalo.
May 28 - 6:32 PM

Buffalo GM Tim Murray believes that Matthew Hackett will require surgery on his injured right knee.

Hackett was hurt last Saturday against Boston when defenseman Torey Krug fell on his leg. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher. We'll keep you posted on his status during the Sabres' off-season.
Apr 16 - 7:24 AM

Matthew Hackett's leg injury is feared to be serious.

Hackett was taken off the ice on a stretcher in the third period of Saturday's game. "We're going to wrap him up as best as we can, get him back home, get our doctors to look at him, but it doesn't look too good," said Sabres coach Ted Nolan. Buffalo has one game left in its schedule, which Hackett obviously won't participate in. Given that, Hackett will recover over the Sabres' offseason.
Apr 13 - 9:57 AM

Matthew Hackett was the latest Buffalo netminder to get injured on Saturday.

He had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher after Torey Krug fell on his leg in the third period of a 4-1 loss to Boston. Krug collided with Hackett when he was sent flying by Sabres defenseman Jamie McBain. Hackett will be evaluated once the team returns to Buffalo. Buffalo's crease already has injuries to Jhonas Enroth, Michal Neuvirth and Nathan Lieuwen. Connor Knapp entered the game in relief to see the first NHL action of his career.
Apr 12 - 4:00 PM

Matthew Hackett will start in goal against the Bruins Saturday afternoon.

He really is the only choice as all three of the Sabres' other goals, Jhonas Enroth, Michal Neuvirth and Nathan Lieuwen are injured at the moment. That's not much of endorsement.
Apr 12 - 9:50 AM

Matthew Hackett and the Sabres fell short in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers Thursday.

Hackett turned away 28 of 30 shots in the defeat, but as the last man standing in the Buffalo crease he figures to continue getting playing time the rest of the way. His record is now 1-5-1 while his GAA is 3.02 and his save percentage is .912.
Apr 10 - 9:40 PM

The Sabres intend to ride Matthew Hackett for their last three games of the regular season.

Jhonas Enroth, Michal Neuvirth and Nathan Lieuwen are all injured, so the news isn't surprising. He has a 1-4-1 record with a .909 save percentage and a 3.20 goals-against average in six appearances with Buffalo this season. Hackett has struggled at the AHL level too this year with a mark of 13-17-2 to go with a 3.07 GAA and an .898 save percentage. He'll get an opportunity to show the organization more in Buffalo's remaining matches, starting with Thursday's game in Madison Square Garden against the Rangers.
Apr 10 - 9:59 AM

Matthew Hackett will be the Buffalo Sabres' starting goaltender on Thursday.

It will be Hackett's third start in four games. He has a 3.20 GAA and .909 save percentage in six contests this season.
Apr 9 - 1:46 PM

Matt Hackett put forth a valiant effort Tuesday night, but the Sabres’ miserable season continued with a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings.

The 24 year old has lost five in a row since posting a strong 35 save victory in his Sabres' debut. Hackett is now 1-4-1 this season with a .909 save percentage and 3.20 goals against average. 2013-14 certainly can't end soon enough for Buffalo and their goaltenders.
Apr 8 - 11:37 PM

Matthew Hackett will start Tuesday's match-up against Detroit.

The Sabres already had Michal Neuvirth and Jhonas Enroth on the shelf because of lower-body injuries and on Sunday the team lost another goalie when Nathan Lieuwen suffered a concussion. It's unclear who will be available to serve as Hackett's backup.
Apr 8 - 8:08 AM

Although nothing has been confirmed, we expect Matt Hackett to start against the Flyers Sunday night.

He played well in Friday's contest against Detroit and will likely get the call against Philly.
Apr 6 - 8:48 AM

Matt Hackett allowed three goals on 31 shots in a 3-2 loss to Detroit on Friday night, as the comeback fell just short.

Hackett drew in on the second half of a Sabres' back to back, with Nathan Lieuwen impressing in the crease after injuries to Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth. Hackett is 1-3-1 this season with a .907 save percentage and 3.23 goals against average.
Apr 4 - 11:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
5Johan 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
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett