Michael Houser hasn’t played any games this season. ©2021, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres make goalie move, sign Michael Houser to one-year contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have signed goalie Michael Houser to a one-year, $700,000 contract, the team announced today.

The Sabres placed Houser, 28, on waivers this afternoon, a standard procedure when a player who had an AHL contract inks an NHL deal. Houser has served as Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen’s backup this season, playing zero games.

Houser spent the previous three seasons with the Cincinnati Cyclones, the Sabres’ ECHL affiliate.

Why did the Sabres suddenly signed Houser? Another goalie move could be made soon. Jonas Johansson, who has played seven games this season, isn’t practicing this afternoon inside KeyBank Center.

The 6-foot-2, 192-pound Houser has spent most of his career in the ECHL, compiling a 127-57-22 mark and 11 shutouts in 210 career games.

Houser has compiled a 32-26-7 record in 73 career AHL outings.


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