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

Report: Sabres re-sign goalie Matt Hackett

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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