Devon Levi has played 19 games for Rochester this season. ©2024, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres send rookie goalie Devon Levi to Rochester after two starts

The Buffalo Sabres this morning assigned goalie Devon Levi to Rochester, where he will resume his role as the Americans’ starter.

Amerks coach Seth Appert said Levi, 22, will start tonight’s home game against the Cleveland Monsters.

The rookie started twice following his recall March 16, allowing the Sabres to rest goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen for one game during back-to-back sets.

The Sabres, who are still alive for the Eastern Conference’s second wild card spot, don’t play on consecutive days over their final six games this season.

Goalie Eric Comrie, who has recently been a healthy scratch, will serve as Luukkonen’s backup again.

Levi has established himself as perhaps the AHL’s best goaltending prospect. Over his first three stints with the Amerks this season, he compiled an 11-5-3 record with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage in 19 games.

The Sabres, of course, want Levi to experience the Calder Cup Playoffs. Right now, the Amerks rank third in the AHL North Division.

With Buffalo, Levi has registered a 10-8-2 mark with a 3.10 goals-against average and an .899 save percentage in 23 games.

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