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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
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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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The Buffalo Sabres will be seeing a newer, slimmer, Robin Lehner during training camp this month.

Lehner reported dropped over 20 lbs. after going through mixed martial arts training. "It's a big year for me personally, but I think it's another big year for our team," he said. The Sabres will be looking to the young veteran to backstop them to a surprise playoff berth this season.
Sep 25 - 6:12 PM

Robin Lehner has pulled out of the World Cup.

Lehner has been dealing with an ankle injury. Getting healthy for the regular season is more important than making an appearance for Sweden. Lehner was also plagued by injuries last season, as he played just 25 games for the Sabres during the regular season. Jhonas Enroth will take his spot on the roster.
Aug 26 - 10:08 AM

Robin Lehner will be a member of Team Sweden at the World Cup.

He was limited to just 21 games last season because of ankle injuries, but he played well as Buffalo's starter. Lehner finished with a .924 save percentage and a 2.47 goals-against average despite posting five wins. His first year with the Sabres ended prematurely in March after he had surgery on his ankle.
May 28 - 12:06 PM

Robin Lehner's ankle will be in a cast until later this month and then he will begin his rehab.

"When I take off the cast, my training camp starts in two weeks so I'm very excited about that," he said. "It's not going to be a fun period for me but it's for a good purpose. We're going to have a good team. I want to be a playoff team next season." Lehner posted a 2.47 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 2015-16, but he only appeared in 21 games. He suffered a high ankle sprain on opening night and sat out the end of the season after his ankle required surgery.
Apr 11 - 9:42 AM

Robin Lehner has undergone season-ending surgery on his ankle.

Lehner posted a 2.47 GAA and .924 save percentage in 21 starts this season. Those are some pretty impressive numbers given the mediocre to bad state of the 2015-16 Sabres, but his ability to contribute was hampered severely by injuries this season. The silver lining in all of this is that Lehner has shown that he could be a great starter for Buffalo next season as long as he can stay healthy.
Mar 30 - 5:27 PM

Robin Lehner (ankle) will be evaluated again on Saturday.

"He continues to rest and rehab and work out off the ice," said coach Dan Bylsma. "He'll see the doctors Saturday at the game and have an evaluation." Lehner hasn't played since Mar. 16 due to an ankle issue.
Mar 25 - 8:10 AM

Robin Lehner (ankle) will not travel to Carolina for Tuesday's contest.

He didn't take part in Monday's practice. Lehner is considered day-to-day with an ankle ailment.
Mar 21 - 1:03 PM

Robin Lehner will stay off the ice for at least two or three days to rest his ankle.

Goaltender Nathan Lieuwen has been summoned to serve the Sabres in the meantime. Lehner has a 2.47 GAA and .924 save percentage in 21 contests this season.
Mar 18 - 11:40 AM

Robin Lehner had his ankle looked at on Thursday.

"Having the high-ankle sprain, it's an injury that probably doesn't leave you for a good two and a half months," coach Dan Bylsma said. "Has he felt it ever since he's come back and to this point? He has. It's just the nature of the injury and dealing with it. A couple times he's jammed it into the post and felt it a little more. It kind of happened a week ago and a little bit Wednesday night in the game." Depending on what his diagnosis reveals, the Sabres may have to recall a goaltender.
Mar 18 - 8:01 AM

Robin Lehner missed Thursday's practice with a lower-body injury.

We don't know how serious this is yet, but Lehner will be evaluated again, presumably on Friday. The Sabres don't play tonight so they don't immediately need to call up someone to fill in the void.
Mar 17 - 2:43 PM

Robin Lehner is having a tough March.

The Buffalo goalie was beaten in overtime Wednesday by the visiting Montreal Canadiens. Final score: 3-2. Lehner, who hasn't won a game since March 3, made only 19 saves as his record fell to 5-9-5. His goals-against average is now 2.47. His save percentage is .924. Like most of the Sabres, he's having a season to forget.
Mar 16 - 11:11 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will start Robin Lehner Wednesday night.

Lehner will be looking for his first win since March 3. He has a 2.45 GAA and .926 save percentage in 20 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 16 - 11:49 AM

Robin Lehner didn't play Saturday because he was nursing a minor injury.

He was fine at practice on Monday though and should be available to play on Wednesday against Montreal if he gets the call.
Mar 14 - 2:06 PM

Robin Lehner allowed three goals on 34 shots, but it wasn't enough as Buffalo fell to Montreal 3-2.

Lehner falls to 5-9-4 this season with a 2.45 goals against average and .926 save percentage. Lehner has not allowed more than three goals in his past six games.
Mar 10 - 11:19 PM

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