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Nathan Lieuwen | Goalie | #50

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 186
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (167) / BUF
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Nathan Lieuwen has agreed to terms with the AHL's San Antonio Rampage.
San Antonio is affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche, but it's worth emphasizing that this is an AHL only contract. Lieuwen used to be with the Buffalo Sabres, but they declined to present him with a qualifying offer. He had a 2.91 GAA and .909 save percentage in 28 games with the AHL's Rochester Americans last season. Jul 20 - 2:41 PM

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Nathan Lieuwen has been sent down to the minors.

Jason Kasdorf was called up to make his NHL debut on Friday. Based on this transaction, it looks like Kasdorf will stick around for Saturday's contest as well. Lieuwen has a 2.86 GAA and .911 save percentage in 26 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Apr 8 - 5:45 PM

Nathan Lieuwen has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

Robin Lehner is dealing with an ankle injury and will miss at least a few days as a result. Lieuwen will serve as the Sabres' backup goalie on Friday.
Mar 18 - 11:39 AM

Nathan Lieuwen has been returned to the AHL.

Buffalo summoned Linus Ullmark to take Lieuwen's place. Lieuwen hasn't played with Buffalo yet this season, so this will give him a chance to stay sharp in the minors.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 01:11:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled Nathan Lieuwen from the minors.

The Sabres needed to recall a goaltender after Robin Lehner was placed on injured reserve. The 24-year-old didn't play in an NHL game last season, but he did go 1-4-0 in a seven game stint with the Sabres in 2013-14.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 12:06:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Nathan Lieuwen to his qualifying offer.

Lieuwen had a 3.29 GAA and .883 save percentage in 16 AHL contests last season. He's projected to start the 2015-16 campaign in the minors.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Nathan Lieuwen has been summoned from the minors by Buffalo.

He will back up Jhonas Enroth with Michal Neuvirth sidelined by a lower-body injury.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Nathan Lieuwen stopped 24 of 25 shots in the Buffalo’s 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Lieuwen was between the pipes for the entire game. Washington rookie Andre Burakovsky was the only one to beat Lieuwan. Despite the solid performance, the 23-year-old goaltender will probably start the season in the American Hockey League, as the Sabres will likely go with Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth in goal.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Nathan Lieuwen sustained a concussion in Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

He was struck in the head by a shot from Jay Rosehill late in the game, but he managed to finish the contest. Lieuwen has a history of concussions dating back to his days in junior hockey, so he's probably done for the year.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 07:53:00 AM

Nathan Lieuwen allowed five goals in the Sabres' 5-2 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia Sunday night.

But the 22-year-old goalie also made 32 saves as the Flyers peppered him with shots all night. Lieuwen was chosen to start the game just before the opening faceoff. He was making his seventh NHL appearance. He now has a GAA of 2.98 and a save percentage of .906. The Sabres lost their sixth straight road game and fell to 2-13-1 in their past 16 overall. The Sabres, assured of finishing with the fewest points in the NHL, have scored eight goals during their road skid. They have long been out of playoff contention and can look forward only to the golf course.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Updating an earlier item, it looks as if Nathan Lieuwen will get the start Sunday night against Phildelphia.

It was first believed that Matthew Hackett would get the call. Adjust your goaltending rotation accordingly.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Nathan Lieuwen gave up two goals in the Sabres' 2-1 loss to the Blues on Thursday night.

Lieuwen was making his sixth career NHL appearance and looking for his second straight victory. The 22-year-old made 26 saves in the loss. He has a 2.57 goals-against average and .916 save percentage this season.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Nathan Lieuwen will likely start consecutive games for the first time in his brief NHL career on Thursday.

He was the first goaltender off the ice in the morning, so he's poised to play against the St. Louis Blues. He is coming off his first victory in his fifth appearance on Tuesday against New Jersey.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Nathan Lieuwen propelled the Sabres to a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night, stopping 33 in regulation and seven shots on nine attempts in the shootout.

Lieuwen's first career win comes in his third start for Buffalo, as the 22 year old took over the crease after injuries to both Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth. The shootout went into nine rounds, as Lieuwen stymied seven of the Devils' shooters until Ville Leino scored the winner.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 11:14:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will start Nathan Lieuwen against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

Lieuwen has a 0-2-0 record, 3.00 GAA, and .901 save percentage in four games. "He needs to be a little bit more aggressive," Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. "He's got the technical aspect down. The one thing with forwards is we want to see how competitive you are, and the same thing with goaltenders. You have to come out. You have to challenge. You have to get out like you want to stop the puck no matter where it's at. We want to see a little bit more of that." Lieuwen is getting playing time because both Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth are sidelined.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 12:28:00 PM

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