Devon Levi played two games for Rochester last month. ©2024, Micheline Veluvolu

Sabres send Devon Levi to Rochester, recall goalie

The Buffalo Sabres this morning loaned rookie goalie Devon Levi to the Rochester Americans.

Levi, 22, is expected to start his first game since Jan. 9 this afternoon when the Amerks host the Springfield Thunderbirds at Blue Cross Arena.

The Sabres also recalled goalie Eric Comrie from the Amerks to back up Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, who’s expected to make his fifth straight start this afternoon.

Luukkonen’s emergence – he has back-to-back shutouts entering today’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at KeyBank Center – has recently kept Levi in a backup role. Levi, of course, needs game action, so sending him to the AHL for the second time this season, perhaps just for one game, makes sense.

Update: Levi made 14 saves in Rochester’s 7-3 win.

Levi played two games for the Amerks in early December, compiling a 1-1-0 record with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.

He was expected to stay in Rochester longer, but Luukkonen got sick. When he returned from the minors, he found a groove, forcing the Sabres to keep him.

For a few weeks, Levi and Luukkonen mostly split time before the Finn’s recent hot streak.

Levi has registered an 8-7-2 mark with a 3.32 goals-against average and an .889 save percentage in 19 games with the Sabres this season.

One thought on “Sabres send Devon Levi to Rochester, recall goalie”

  1. The fact is that the Sabers have 3 fairly average goalies and no true standout but this platooning 2 up and down is insane. Pick Comrie or Levi and let one be the backup. The biggest problems are on Defense with the season 1/2 over and little chance of making the playoffs, I would let Levi just be the back-up Comrie has been in the league a few years longer playing in 50 games and he just doesn’t have NHL numbers

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