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Sabres waive Matt Hackett

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The 24-year-old goalie could be heading back to Rochester.

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It looks like Rochester will be getting goaltender reinforcements, as the Sabres have waived Matt Hackett in order to send him to the Americans. Hackett had been with the Sabres recovering from the leg injury that he suffered last season.

Hackett played eight games with Buffalo before suffering the injury, where he posted a 3.10 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. He spent a majority of his time in the AHL last season, 33 games, where he had a 13-17-2 record, a 3.07 goals against average, and a save percentage of .908.

With this move, it is likely that Hackett is ready to return or at least close. He suffered a torn ACL on April 12th, the second-to-last game of the season.

Hackett could be claimed by another team looking for goaltending help, but many might be scared off due to the injury. He came to Buffalo as part of return package in the Jason Pominville trade, which also included Johan Larsson, a first-round pick (Nikita Zadorov) and a second-round pick (Vaclav Karabacek).