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Matt Hackett hurt his knee last season. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Report: Sabres re-sign goalie Matt Hackett

Bill Hoppe     Olean Times Herald
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BUFFALO – The Sabres have re-signed goalie Matt Hackett to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,750 in the NHL, according to reports.

The 24-year-old, a restricted free agent, accepted his qualifying offer.

Hackett played eight games with the Sabres late last season, going 1-6-1 with a 3.10 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. He was scheduled to undergo surgery after suffering a gruesome knee injury April 12 in Boston. The Sabres haven’t discussed his status for next season.

Hackett could return to Rochester, where he struggled in 2013-14, going 13-17-2 in 33 AHL appearances with a 3.07 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.

The Sabres acquired Hackett from Minnesota in the Jason Pominville trade.

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  1. […] average before going down with a gruesome knee injury against the Boston Bruins on April 12. As Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald shares, the Sabres haven’t discussed what his status is for the upcoming season after undergoing […]

  2. […] average before going down with a gruesome knee injury against the Boston Bruins on April 12. As Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald shares, the Sabres haven’t discussed what his status is for the upcoming season after undergoing […]

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