Devon Levi has played three games for Rochester this season. ©2024, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres send Devon Levi to Rochester for work during break, recall goalie

The Sabres on Sunday loaned goalie Devon Levi to the Rochester Americans, a move that allows the rookie to practice and play during Buffalo’s bye week and the NHL All-Star break.

Buffalo also recalled goalie Eric Comrie, who has played five games for Rochester since clearing waivers earlier this month.

Since Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has emerged as the Sabres’ No. 1 goalie, Levi, 22, has played sparingly. On Wednesday, Levi started his first NHL game since Jan. 9, making 37 saves in 5-3 road win over the Los Angeles Kings. After allowing three goals in the opening 9:44, Levi settled in and looked sharp.

The Amerks host the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday and play road games against the Laval Rocket on Friday and Saturday before entering the AHL All-Star break. The Sabres don’t play again until Feb. 6.

This is Levi’s third assignment to Rochester this season. During a one-day trip to the Amerks on Jan. 20, he made 14 saves in a 7-3 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds before being recalled. He also played two games in early December.

Overall, Levi has compiled a 2-1-0 record with a 2.97 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage with the Amerks. With the Sabres, he has registered a 9-6-2 mark with a 3.13 goals-against average and an .897 save percentage in games.

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