Linus Ullmark
Linus Ullmark
27-Year-Old GoalieG
Buffalo Sabres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A one-year, $2.6 million contract is far from a ringing endorsement that Ullmark will be the netminder of the future for the Sabres, though he's shown the organization enough to at least compete for the starting job with Carter Hutton in 2020-21. The 26-year-old Swede went 17-14-3 with a 2.69 GAA, .915 save percentage and one shutout last year. Prior to suffering a leg injury in late-January, the rangy backstop had played in 20 of the club's previous 23 contests and was clearly the preferred choice between the pipes for then first-year coach Ralph Krueger. With the potential of a condensed schedule featuring plenty of back-to-backs, Ullmark could trend toward a 60/40 split with Hutton even if he is named the Opening Night starter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Sabres in October of 2020.
Douses Devils on Tuesday
GBuffalo Sabres
February 23, 2021
Ullmark turned aside 41 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Devils.
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The 27-year-old netminder put together his best performance of the season and nearly recorded his first shutout before Nikita Gusev got the puck past him inside the final 30 seconds of the game. Ullmark hasn't been able to get on any kind of roll yet, but he's now 5-4-2 with a respectable 2.51 GAA and .915 save percentage and has emerged as the clear No. 1 in net for Buffalo.
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Ullmark is expected to be brought back in via restricted free agency after recording 15 wins, a 3.11 GAA and .905 save percentage in 37 appearances (34 starts) for Buffalo last season. Those numbers are right in line with the 3.00 GAA and .908 save percentage posted by starter Carter Hutton, so Ullmark will be looking to push for at least an even timeshare in net, though he's likely to start the season in a backup role. The 26-year-old Swede probably has higher upside than Hutton should he take over the starting job and run with it, but Ullmark also has a lower floor.
Ullmark enters the season as a full-time NHL player after the Sabres elected to part ways with both of their incumbent goalies over the summer. The former SHL Goaltender of the Year is one of the finest young goaltenders to come out of Sweden in recent years, and he graduates to the show after a 44-game campaign with AHL Rochester, where he went 21-12-4 with a .922 save percentage. The Sabres see him as their franchise goalie but won't throw him into the fire just yet, instead tasking him to back up Carter Hutton. If Ullmark plays well there's no doubt the Sabres will give him more starts, but young goalies can be mercurial. Ullmark's fantasy value is as limited as his role this season, but he's a name to remember for the future.
Ullmark will serve as AHL Rochester's starter for the 2017-18 season as he continues to acclimate himself in North America. The former Swedish League Goalie of the Year went 27-26-2 in 55 games for Rochester last year, and allowed three goals on 36 shots in his only start for the Sabres. Ullmark is unlikely to suit up for the Sabres unless Robin Lehner or Chad Johnson get injured.
Ullmark, the 2014 Swedish Hockey League Goalie of the Year, had a tough campaign last year, suffering an injury that resulted in his GAA ballooning to 3.12 and his save percentage dropping to .904. MODO wasn't a strong team and Ullmark's poor play didn't help matters, but he's still regarded as one of the world's best young goaltenders and will make his North American debut this season. He will begin his career with AHL Rochester, where he will attempt to win the starting job over Andrey Makarov to kick off his career.
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Set for start Tuesday
GBuffalo Sabres
February 23, 2021
Ullmark will draw the road start for Tuesday's game against the Devils, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
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Downed by Isles on Monday
GBuffalo Sabres
February 22, 2021
Ullmark made 20 saves in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.
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Tending twine Monday
GBuffalo Sabres
February 22, 2021
Ullmark will patrol the crease in Monday's road contest against the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
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Nabs first win in February
GBuffalo Sabres
February 20, 2021
Ullmark stopped 25 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Devils.
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Taking on Devils
GBuffalo Sabres
February 20, 2021
Ullmark will defend the road net in Saturday's game versus the Devils, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
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