Malcolm Subban has played 82 NHL games. ©2021, Micheline Veluvolu

Sabres address goaltending, acquire Malcolm Subban from Blackhawks

The Buffalo Sabres this afternoon addressed their goaltending, acquiring Malcolm Subban from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for future considerations.

With No. 1 goalie Craig Anderson recovering from an upper-body injury, the Sabres have been relying on journeyman goalie Dustin Tokarski.

Sabres goalie Aaron Dell, Tokarski’s backup, was pulled from his last start. The Sabres even started Tokarski back-to-back nights last week, most likely because of Dell’s struggles.

Subban, 27, has registered a 36-31-8 record with a 3.02 goals-against average and an .899 saves percentage in 82 career NHL games with Chicago, the Boston Bruins and Vegas Golden Knights.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Subban has compiled a 2-2-1 mark with a 3.38 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage in five outings with the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s AHL affiliate, this season.

Subban enjoyed his best NHL campaign in 2017-18, recording a 13-4-2 record with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 22 games.

He is in the final season of a two-year, $1.7 million contract.

The Bruins drafted Subban 24th overall in 2012. His brother, P.K., is a defenseman with the New Jersey Devils.

Stay tuned for updates.

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