Buffalo Sabres Make Surprising Roster Move

The Buffalo Sabres will have a new goalie in net on Monday night against the New York Islanders as Michael Houser is set to make his first NHL start. This comes after nine years in the minors, becoming a success story to never give up on your dreams.

Houser has been on the taxi squad for the Sabres for much of the season but had yet to make an appearance. The 28-year-old never was drafted in the league and hasn't played in a professional game since March 7th, 2020, where he suited up for the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones. 

The Sabres have been chomped on by the injury bug lately, especially in their crease. Houser will be the sixth different goalie to suit up for Buffalo and had this to say about his first NHL start:

It's a little nerves right now. But I think after the puck drops, settle in, hopefully get a quick touch, and then it is just another hockey game. I'm going to have to tell myself I've played a million of these before and it's just different players on the ice.
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