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Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Goalie Matt Hackett

July 22nd, 2013 at 7:57 AM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The Buffalo Sabres reportedly signed goalie Matt Hackett to a one-year deal Sunday to shore up the situation in net for the Rochester Americans.

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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.

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