RDS first reported the deal, which is a two-way contract worth $715,000. The 23-year-old was acquired by the Sabres at last year's trade deadline in the Jason Pominville trade. He went 3-0 for the Amerks in the regular season and lost a playoff game. He was impressive enough, though, for the organization to allow No. 1 goalie David Leggio to leave for the Washington Capitals.
Hackett, who will be the top goalie in Rochester and the first call-up in event of injuries for the Sabres, is 3-7 in 13 career NHL games for the Minnesota Wild. He finished up a three-year, $2.7 million contract that saw him earning $67,500 per year at the AHL level.Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, Matt Hackett, NHL