Rochester calls up goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

January 12, 2020 - 11:30 am
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Detroit, MI (WGR 550) - Organizationally the Sabres are in a goaltending crisis. Carter Hutton is 0-7-4 in his last 11 games and has a season save percentage of .892.

Rochester has lost six-of-seven games and has called up Cincinnati All-Star goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. The rookie is 12-5-3 with the Cyclones with a .917 save percentage and 2.12 goals against.

Jonas Johansson is an All-Star for the Amerks going 11-3-3 with a 2.23 goals against and .924 save percentage, but after winning nine in a row, he’s lost his last two.

Andrew Hammond is not playing well at all lately as the veteran goaltender has six straight losses. He’s 10-8-2 with a 2.61 goals against and .902 save percentage.  

Linus Ullmark has been the better of the two goalies in Buffalo, but he hasn’t been all that good either. His 2.87 goals against and .910 save percentage are not impressive and he’s only won three of his last 10 starts.

It needs to be said that Rochester general manager Randy Sexton is on record as saying that Pekka Luukkonen would play some games in Rochester this season, so it's not known if this will have any impact on the Sabres roster.

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