The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL). In a related move, the Amerks have recalled fellow goaltender Jonas Johansson from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
Ullmark (6’4, 221 lbs., 7/31/1993) joins the Sabres for his third recall of the season after stopping 44 of 45 shots faced in a 3-1 win vs. Columbus on Jan. 11 in his only NHL appearance of the campaign. He has recorded a 20-11-10 record in 42 AHL games during 2017-18, posting career-best numbers in save percentage (.923) and goals-against average (2.44) in his third AHL season.
Selected by the Sabres in the sixth round (163rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Ullmark has a 9-11-2 record with a .918 save percentage and a 2.55 goals-against average in 22 career NHL games.
In his first pro season with the Cyclones, the 22-year-old rookie netminder is 14-11-1 with a 3.13 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 27 appearances. He opened the campaign with three straight wins for Cincinnati, including a 32-save effort in his season debut against Wheeling on Nov. 24, and has won five of his last seven starts for the Cyclones.
Johansson posted a season-long five-game win streak from Feb. 18 to Mar. 4, allowing one goal in three of his five starts while boasting a 1.95 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage over that span.
A native of Gavle, Sweden, Johansson made his American Hockey League debut at the end of last season with the Amerks, going 3-3-1 with a 2.85 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage in seven games.
Johansson also spent three seasons with Almtuna of Sweden's second professional league prior to joining the Amerks last season. In those three seasons, Johansson registered a 47-38 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. Dating back to 2013-14, he has also appeared in eight games in Sweden's top professional league for Brynäs (SHL).
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound goaltender was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round (61st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
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