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Report: Sabres re-sign goalie Matt Hackett

Bill Hoppe     Olean Times Herald
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BUFFALO – The Sabres have re-signed restricted free agent goalie Matt Hackett to a one-year, two-way contract, according to RDS’s Renaud Lavoie.

The 23-year-old Hackett, a key piece in April’s Jason Pominville trade with Minnesota, gets $715,000 in the NHL, Lavoie reported.

If the Sabres keep starting goalie Ryan Miller, Hackett’s expected to be Rochester’s No. 1 netminder in 2013-14. The prospect played three regular-season games and one postseason contest with the Americans last season.

Hackett was the AHL Houston Aeros’ starting goalie for three seasons, playing 132 games. He went 3-7 with a 2.63-goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 13 NHL appearances with the Wild.

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