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Robin Lehner | Goalie | #40

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (46) / OTT
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Robin Lehner stopped 26 of 29 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Lehner and his teammates struggled on the penalty kill, giving up three goals on three power play attempts to the Kings. Lehner has plenty of talent but he has far too many inconsistencies in his game to be considered an above average NHL starter at this point. His record drops to 0-3-1 on the year with a 3.14 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. Oct 15 - 1:38 AM

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Robin Lehner stopped 23 shots in the Buffalo Sabres' 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Lehner dropped to 0-2-1 on the season as the Sabres have yet to win a game this year. His goals-against average sits at 3.17 and he sports a .901 save percentage. While he played well in the Home Opener versus the Canadiens, Lehner has struggled since. The Sabres were hoping to improve on last year's season but until Lehner or Chad Johnson can come up with a convincing victory, it will be a difficult task.
Oct 13 - 1:50 AM

Buffalo's goaltender on Thursday will be Robin Lehner.

Lehner will try to help the Sabres end a three-game winless slump. He has a 3.21 GAA and .908 save percentage in three contests this season.
Oct 12 - 4:20 PM

Robin Lehner suffered an injury scare at practice Wednesday when he was hit in the face with a puck.

Lehner left the ice early for some repairs, but he is expected to be fine. "It was unfortunate but just glad that the worst of it is that it's some stitches," coach Phil Housley said. "We let him go a little early so he could get on the plane."
Oct 12 - 8:13 AM

Robin Lehner was pulled in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders.

Lehner allowed four goals on 16 shots in 27:00 of playing time. He played well in Thursday's loss to Montreal, but he has opened the 2017-18 season with a pair of losses. Chad Johnson stopped 15 of 16 shots in relief.
Oct 7 - 10:03 PM

Robin Lehner stopped 38 of 40 shots in Buffalo's 3-2 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Lehner was good in tonight's game. The Sabres held 1-0 and 2-1 leads in this one, but they couldn't close it out at home, which will be disappointing to them. Lehner has always had the talent to be a solid number one goalie in the NHL, but injuries and a lack of consistency have always held him back. He signed a one-year deal this off-season, so he has a lot to prove this year. He's more of a number two goalie in fantasy.
Oct 5 - 10:37 PM

Robin Lehner is expected to start on Thursday.

No surprise there as Lehner is going into the season as Buffalo's number one goaltender. He had a 2.68 GAA and .920 save percentage in 59 contests in 2016-17.
Oct 5 - 1:03 PM

Robin Lehner made 18 saves on 20 shots in a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Friday night.

The Islanders’ third goal of the game was an empty-netter, securing the victory for New York. Lehner says he feels a lot faster and has been challenging opposing shooters throughout the preseason. Sabres coach Phil Housley has been pleased with Lehner's play, saying he's been "competing".
Source: John Vogl
Sep 29 - 9:51 PM

Among Robin Lehner's focuses over the summer was working on his speed.

"I think the strength of my game is reading plays," Lehner said. "What I've been lacking is a little bit of speed and a little bit of edge work, which I've been working on. I feel a lot faster right now." He posted a 2.68 GAA and .920 save percentage in 59 contests last season. We're probably not going to see him do meaningfully better in terms of save percentage in 2017-18, but Buffalo has the potential to be a better team this season and that would boost Lehner in terms of GAA and wins.
Sep 24 - 4:14 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that Robin Lehner will start in goal tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Lehner will get the start, but it is still unclear if he will go the distance tonight. If the Sabres can take the next step as a team, Lehner will provide great value at his current ADP.
Sep 23 - 6:43 PM

Robin Lehner has agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $4 million with the Buffalo Sabres.

Lehner set new career highs in games played (59), wins (23) and shutouts (2) in 2016-17 during his first full season as the starting goalie for the Sabres. He spent most of the previous campaign on the sidelines due to injury. Lehner also stopped the third-most shots in the league (1,758), while posting an impressive .920 save percentage.
Jul 25 - 9:13 AM

Robin Lehner has filed for salary arbitration.

Lehner posted a 2.68 GAA and .920 save percentage in 59 games in the 2016-17 campaign. He's coming off a three-year, $6,675,000 contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:18 PM

New Buffalo GM Jason Botterill is fine with Robin Lehner being the team's number one goaltender.

"I have no problem starting next season with him in goal," Botterill told Sportsnet. "There are more pressing needs. I liked what I saw from him when he won the Calder Cup." Lehner won the AHL championship title with Ottawa's minor-league affiliate in 2011. He is slated to be a restricted free agent in the summer. Lehner had a .920 save percentage and a 2.68 GAA, while posting a 23-26-8 record in 2016-17.
May 17 - 10:05 AM

Robin Lehner faced plenty of rubber in 2016-17.

Buffalo finished last in the NHL in shots allowed, while giving up 34.3 per game. The opponents of the Sabres attempted the fourth-most shots, with 4,943 in the 82 games (an average of 60.3). Lehner faced 1,910 shots, which ranked him third overall among all netminders. He managed to post a .920 save percentage, but his 23-26-8 record shows that he needs more help from his teammates next season. Buffalo was outshot in 53 of 82 games and the team lost 21 contests by one goal.
Apr 25 - 10:11 AM

Robin Lehner kicked out 34 of 37 shots in a 3-0 loss Saturday night.

Lehner gave up two goals on 13 shots in the second period. He's dropped three of his last four games, reducing his record to 23-26-8 this season.
Apr 8 - 9:42 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Johan Larsson
4Jacob Josefson
5Evan Rodrigues
LW1Evander Kane
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Moulson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Jason Pominville
4Justin Bailey
5Seth Griffith
6Jordan Nolan
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Jake McCabe
5Marco Scandella
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Matt Tennyson
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson