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Sabres assign Hammond to Amerks

Hammond served as backup goaltender during yesterday's game

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has assigned goaltender Andrew Hammond to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

The Sabres recalled Hammond before yesterday's game against the Anaheim Ducks, where he served as the backup to Jonas Johansson. Goaltender Carter Hutton was not available due to family circumstances, and Linus Ullmark is out with a lower-body injury.

Hammond, 31, is 13-10-2 with a .904 save percentage in 27 games with Rochester this season. He's played 56 NHL games in his career, posting a record of 27-15-6 with a .923 save percentage. 

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