Carter Hutton has played 39 games this season. ©2019, Hickling Images

Sabres goalie Carter Hutton leaves practice, status uncertain for Friday

BUFFALO – About halfway through this morning’s practice, Sabres goalie Carter Hutton left the ice and returned to KeyBank Center.

So Ryan Vinz, the team’s emergency goalie and a Harborcenter employee, quickly changed into his gear and finished the session.

Hutton “tweaked something in his lower body,” Sabres coach Phil Housley said. He could be unavailable for Friday’s home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

“We’ll evaluate that later today and tomorrow morning,” Housley said. “Just being cautious with it right now, so we got him off the ice.”

Hutton has started four straight games. In the last two contests, he’s 0-1-0 with a 4.90 goals-against average and an .875 save percentage.

Two other Sabres regulars – defenseman Marco Scandella (lower body) and forward Vladimir Sobotka (upper body) – also missed the session.

Housley said both are day-to-day.

With Scandella out, defenseman Matt Hunwick, a healthy scratch last game, practiced beside newcomer Brandon Montour.

One thought on “Sabres goalie Carter Hutton leaves practice, status uncertain for Friday”

  1. Why is it that our goalies start out great in net but mid-season turn into crap….I’m just not understanding this….All thru our history this has happened & we end up out of playoff contention… Is i coaching….Is it defense…Is it offence not helping our defense…Is it the water????? I just do not get it….

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