Linus Ullmark out a month with lower-body injury

Ullmark is reportedly dealing with a hamstring injury

The injury news for the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday was not good as goalie Linus Ullmark is going to be out of the lineup for, at least, a month with a lower-body injury, according to head coach Ralph Krueger.

According to Lance Lysowski from The Buffalo News, Ullmark is dealing with a hamstring injury suffered in the first period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils at KeyBank Center.

The 27-year-old netminder was starting to put together a nice stretch of games leading up to the injury, going 2-3-0 in six games coming out of the team's COVID-19 break earlier in the month of February. In his six games, Ullmark posted a .924 save percentage, as well as a 2.29 goals-against average.

In 12 games played this season, Ullmark has posted a 5-4-2 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

Carter Hutton will get the start for the Sabres on Saturday afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers at KeyBank Center. It is likely that Hutton will start Sunday's matchup with the Flyers, as well, while Jonas Johansson will serve as the backup.

The 35-year-old goalie has struggled in production this season for the Sabres, posting a 1-4-1 record in six games played with a 3.24 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage.

The Sabres are also going to be without captain Jack Eichel on Saturday as he's also dealing with a lower-body injury suffered during the pregame warmup on Thursday.

The good news for Buffalo is three players will return to the lineup against the Flyers in Tobias Rieder, Rasmus Ristolainen and Jeff Skinner. Rieder has missed most of the last three games with an upper-body injury, while Ristolainen has not played since Jan. 31 after testing positive for COVID-19 and dealing with severe symptoms from the virus.

As for Skinner, he returns to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the past three games. He will skate on a line with Casey Mittelstadt at center and Riley Sheahan on the right wing.

Faceoff at KeyBank Center on Saturday is set for 1 p.m. EST on the radio home of the Sabres - WGR Sports Radio 550.