Andrew Hammond has played 27 games with Rochester. ©2020, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres recall goalie Andrew Hammond with Carter Hutton unavailable

BUFFALO – Center Marcus Johansson (sick) and goalie Carter Hutton (family circumstances) will not play this afternoon, the Sabres have announced.

Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said rookie goalie Jonas Johansson will start this afternoon against the Anaheim Ducks at KeyBank Center.

To replace Hutton, the Sabres have recalled goalie Andrew Hammond from the Rochester Americans. Krueger said the Sabres will dress seven defensemen and 11 forwards.

Hammond, 31, has compiled a 13-10-2 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 27 games with the Amerks this season. He accompanied the Sabres on their trip to Sweden earlier this season.

In other news, Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said former Sabres goalie Ryan Miller will start today.

In other news, Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said former Sabres goalie Ryan Miller will start today. Miller, 39, hasn’t faced the Sabres in Buffalo since Feb. 6, 2018.

Today, of course, could be his last game ever here.

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