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Robin Lehner | Goalie | #40

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 244
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (46) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Robin Lehner is day-to-day with an illness.
Lehner won't start on Tuesday regardless, but he probably won't be the backup either. He has a 3.01 GAA and .892 save percentage in four games this season. Oct 24 - 1:35 PM

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Robin Lehner allowed two goals on 20 shots in a 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Thursday.

Lehner probably wishes he had the first goal back which was a juicy rebound in the crease that Jannik Hansen poked in off the rush. He had little to no chance on the game-winner by Daniel Sedin on a cross ice pass. The 25 year-old has had some tough luck to start the season but that should be expected with this young Sabres squad. He will continue to get starts going forward and has shown the ability to give his team a chance to win on each night like he did on this one. He brings his 3:01 GAA and .92 save percentage through four games into his next start.
Oct 21 - 2:49 AM

The Buffalo Sabres will start Robin Lehner on Thursday.

In case there was any doubt going into the season that Buffalo viewed Lehner as its clear number one goaltender, this will be his fourth straight start. Unfortunately his work so far is a mixed bag as he has a 3.33 GAA and .890 save percentage in this season.
Oct 20 - 3:29 PM

Robin Lehner gave up four goals on 34 shots Tuesday night as the Buffalo Sabres lost to the Calgary Flames 4-3 in overtime.

Lehner was gunned down in overtime. In a wicked flurry of action, he faced five of the games’ 34 shots in the extra period and it took the combined effort of Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Mark Giordano two overpower him at the 2:26 minute mark. The Sabres now sit at 1-1-1 this season and will face the Flames again Monday, October 21.
Oct 19 - 1:43 AM

Robin Lehner will start Tuesday's match against Calgary.

It will mark his third straight start for the Sabres this season. Lehner made 31 stops in a 6-2 win over Edmonton on Sunday in his last outing.
Oct 18 - 9:33 AM

Robin Lehner made 31 saves on 33 shots to foil the Oilers on Sunday night as Buffalo coasted to a 6-2 win.

Lehner evened his record to 1-1 and bounced back from allowing four goals against Montreal in the opener. Lehner has a lot to prove this season, but showed flashes of brilliance in his injury shortened 2015-16 campaign.
Oct 16 - 10:43 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Robin Lehner will indeed face Edmonton on Sunday night.

Lehner has split his three games against the Oilers 1-1-1 with just six goals against on 88 shots. Against all Western foes, he's 10-13-14 with a .923 save percentage and a 2.61 GAA.
Oct 16 - 5:13 PM

Look for Robin Lehner to get the start Sunday evening against the Oilers.

Lehner allowed all four goals in the Sabres' 4-1 loss to the Canadiens Thursday night and will be looking to rebound against the high-flying Oilers. We are not confident a bounce back will occur Sunday night as Edmonton's offense is running on all cylinders at the moment.
Oct 16 - 9:24 AM

Robin Lehner allowed four goals on 24 shots in Buffalo's 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Lehner has always had a good deal of potential, but injuries and inconsistency have always been a problem for him. The Sabres goalie gave up a brutal goal to Brendan Gallagher at the 8:43 mark of the first period and his team was never able to recover. We still like Lehner's potential as a number one goalie, but he's going to have to prove that he's capable of being a starting goalie at the NHL level. He's a high-risk, high-reward option in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 13 - 10:44 PM

Robin Lehner will play between the pipes on Thursday.

It's no surprise that Lehner will start in the Sabres' opener. He was limited to 21 games last season due to injury, but he's entering the 2016-17 campaign as Buffalo's clear starter.
Oct 13 - 11:44 AM

Robin Lehner will get the start Friday night.

This is Buffalo's final exhibition contest before the regular season. Lehner is also expected to start in the opener on Thursday.
Oct 7 - 12:22 PM

Robin Lehner turned aside all 28 shots he faced in Tuesday's 2-0 preseason win over Carolina.

Lehner had been dealing with an arm injury earlier this preseason, so it's nice to see that he was able to turn in a solid performance tonight. The 25-year-old is a talented goalie, but he's had a hard time staying healthy in the past. He could be an intriguing under the radar fantasy pickup on an improving Sabres team in 2016-17. Nicolas Deslauriers and Sam Reinhart scored for Buffalo in this one.
Oct 4 - 10:02 PM

Robin Lehner was originally scheduled to start on Friday, but he's being held out due to a forearm contusion.

It doesn't sound significant, but it's a preseason game so there's no reason to send him out there at anything less than 100%. This is an opportunity for Jason Kasdorf to start instead.
Sep 30 - 6:42 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will start Robin Lehner on Friday.

Obviously Lehner's roster spot is already established, so this is just an opportunity for him to warmup ahead of the regular season. This will be a big campaign for Lehner after a high-ankle sprain limited him to 21 games with Buffalo in 2015-16.
Sep 30 - 1:05 PM

Robin Lehner's teammates have taken note of the significant change the goaltender has undergone over the summer.

Lehner engaged in mixed martial arts training to get in better shape and last more than 20 pounds in the process. The change was so significant that blueliner Josh Gorges didn't recognize him at first. "He looks like a new guy," added defenseman Jake McCabe said. "You can just tell when he’s around he’s just really driven and focused and dialed in. He wants to win so bad and prove to everyone that he’s a really good goaltender, which he is." After being limited to 21 games last season, Lehner is hoping to stay healthy in 2016-17 and prove that he's capable of being a number one goaltender in this league. The 25-year-old has been seen as having that potential for a while now, but he hasn't had a season yet where he's definitively demonstrated that he's ready for that role. Perhaps this will be the campaign for that.
Sep 26 - 10:22 AM

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G1Robin Lehner
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