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31 Matt Hackett G
Height/Weight: 6-2/171 | Birthdate: 3/7/1990 | Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada | Team: Buffalo Sabres | College: None | NHL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 4/1 | Average Draft Position: 191.00
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4/14/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett Iffy For Start Of 2014-15

News: Matt Hackett suffered a knee injury in Saturday's loss to the Bruins and may not be ready for the start of next season, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: It was a pretty serious injury and Matt Hackett had to leave the ice on stretcher. Even if Hackett is fit to play when October rolls around, there's a decent chance Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth are ahead of him in the pecking order anyway.

4/13/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett Leaves On Stretcher

News: Matt Hackett left Saturday's game against the Rangers on a stretcher with a leg injury, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Matt Hackett was one of the few healthy goalies for the Sabres coming into the game. Now, Connor Knapp will be forced into his NHL debut mid-game. As serious as Hackett's injury appears, his season is likely over.

4/12/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett: Leg Not Broken

News: Matt Hackett's leg is "not broken," according to John Vogl of the Buffalo News.
Analysis: We're not sure if that's good or bad because a ligament injury will likely take much longer to heal and rehabilitate. Matt Hackett was injured in Saturday's game when Boston's Torey Krug fell onto his extended leg; he lay in a heap on the ice and eventually had to be stretchered off the ice.

4/12/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett May Have Serious Injury

News: Sabres coach Ted Nolan said after Saturday's game that Matt Hackett's leg injury does not look good. "It doesn't look good right now," Nolan said. We'll wrap him up as best we can, get him back home, have our doctors look at him."
Analysis: Matt Hackett can be ruled out for Sunday's season finale, as the bigger question is whether this is something that could affect his availability for the start of next season. Either way, he'll likely open next season in the AHL. Look for Connor Knapp to start Sunday's finale against the Islanders.

4/12/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett Likely In Net Saturday

News: Matt Hackett will likely start between the pipes on Saturday.
Analysis: Matt Hackett was expected to start the remaining games on the Sabres schedule and it still looks that way. Buffalo may go after another goaltender for next season but as of now, Hackett is the top netminder on the team.

4/10/2014

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Matt Hackett

Hackett Solid In Sabres' Loss

News: Matt Hackett stopped 28 of 30 pucks he faced in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
Analysis: Unfortunately for Matt Hackett and the Sabres, the second goal he allowed was with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Regardless, Hackett will reportedly start both of Buffalo's games and will try to put his best foot forward in what seems to be an audition for a role on next year's roster.

4/9/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett Starting Next Three

News: Matt Hackett will start the remaining three games for the Sabres, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Matt Hackett won his first start of the season with the Sabres, but has since dropped five straight. He'll get the start Thursday against the Rangers, and is expected to return to the AHL at the end of the Sabres season.

4/8/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett Saves 33 In Loss

News: Matt Hackett stopped a solid 33 of 36 Tuesday against the Red Wings, but took the loss.
Analysis: That's five consecutive losses for Matt Hackett, but he'll likely keep getting the goaltending assignments as the Sabres play out the string in the season's final week. After all, there's no one left standing to take them from him. He had a little scare when a shot went off his head, but Hackett is not expected to miss any time.

4/7/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett To Start Tuesday

News: Matt Hackett will get the start for the Sabres on Tuesday against the Red Wings, the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: With Nathan Lieuwen concussed, look for the Sabres to call up another goalie to back Matt Hackett up Tuesday. Hackett figures to handle the remaining four starts of the season for the Sabres.

4/4/2014

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Matt Hackett

Hackett, Sabres Fall Friday

News: Matt Hackett allowed three goals on 31 shots in Friday's loss to Detroit, his third-consecutive loss.
Analysis: Matt Hackett played admirably to keep the Sabres in the game, but Buffalo has been overmatched of late and its goaltenders are hardly the safest bets on the board. Hackett is seeing time due to injuries in the Buffalo system and could get a few more starts as the season concludes.

4/4/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres Turn To Hackett On Friday

News: Coach Ted Nolan has tabbed Matt Hackett to start Friday's game in Detroit, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Good luck to the youngster, as he has a team in front of him that can't score goals and is playing against a playoff team getting its best player back Friday in Pavel Datsyuk. This is essentially another audition for Matt Hackett as the Sabres try to figure out who they'll be using in goal next season.

3/29/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres Hackett: 29 Saves In OT Loss

News: Matt Hackett made 29 saves in Saturday's 4-3 OT loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: He's now 1-2-1 in four starts this month. He'll fight for the gig of backup next season, but may spend the whole season in the AHL again. His game is growing, but it still needs work.

3/29/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett To Start Saturday

News: Coach Ted Nolan indicated Matt Hackett will be between the pipes for Saturday's contest.
Analysis: Matt Hackett had a rough outing on Thursday, giving up three goals on just 14 shots before being yanked in the first period. He will look to turn things around on Saturday against the Lightning.

3/27/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett Yanked After One Period

News: Matt Hackett stopped just 11 of 14 shots in Thursday's loss to Nashville. He was pulled after one period.
Analysis: Matt Hackett had looked good in his first two NHL starts of the season, but this was certainly a step back against the unintimidating Nashville offense. Nathan Lieuwen wasn't particularly effective in relief, stopping 17 of 19 shots.

3/26/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett To Receive Second Straight Nod

News: Matt Hackett will make a start in goal Thursday against the Predators, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Coach Ted Nolan said Matt Hackett earned a second straight start after hanging tight with the Canadiens on Tuesday, stopping 33 of 35 shots. With Michal Neuvirth and Jhonas Enroth still banged up and facing uncertain return dates, it wouldn't be surprising if Hackett drew the bulk of the starts in goal for the Sabres the rest of the way.

3/25/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres Lose Despite Hackett's 33 Saves

News: Matt Hackett stopped 33 of 35 shots Tuesday in Montreal, but the Sabres couldn't score a goal on Habs netminder Carey Price in a 2-0 loss.
Analysis: Despite the losing decision, Matt Hackett's looked great in his first two NHL games this year, posting a .967 save mark. Hackett hasn't been effective for AHL Rochester this year, but he's got a track record of far better play with Minnesota's AHL affiliate in past seasons, and he's certainly risen to the occasion so far. He could see more action yet, as Michal Neuvirth and Jhonas Enroth are both slated to miss further time.

3/22/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett Earns Tuesday Nod

News: Matt Hackett will be in the net Tuesday vs. Montreal.
Analysis: Matt Hackett dominated the Oilers in his first NHL appearance of the season Thursday, stopping 35 of 36 shots to record the victory. The Canadiens represent a major step up in the competition, however, and Hackett's lack of a track record at the game's highest level certainly warrants concern about how he might perform in future contests.

3/21/2014

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Matt Hackett

Hackett Victorious In Buffalo Debut

News: Matt Hackett put a stop to 35 of 36 shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over Edmonton.
Analysis: Sharp stats for the 23-year-old goalie in this one, but with just an .898 save mark in AHL Rochester, Matt Hackett's lost most of the allure he once had as a prospect. Nonetheless, he could potentially see a couple more starts in the short term for Buffalo while Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth are banged up.

3/20/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Hackett Getting The Nod Thursday

News: Matt Hackett will start Thursday against the Oilers.
Analysis: Michal Neuvirth (lower body) and Jhonas Enroth (leg) remain sidelined, and instead of turning to Nathan Lieuwen to mind the net Thursday, Buffalo will give the 24-year-old Matt Hackett his first opportunity in the NHL this season. Hackett has been just mediocre at AHL Rochester thus far (3.07 GAA, .898 save percentage), so it's likely best to take a wait and see approach.

3/17/2014

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Matt Hackett

Sabres Recall Hackett

News: Matt Hackett was recalled from AHL Rochester on Monday.
Analysis: His appointment to the big club is only on an emergency basis with Jhonas Enroth (leg) unavailable Tuesday against the Flames and Michal Neuvirth (lower body) traveling with the team but uncertain to play. Matt Hackett is unlikely to see the ice during his stay with Buffalo.

10/7/2013

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Matt Hackett

Sabres Send Hackett Back To AHL

News: Matt Hackett, called up over the weekend, has been sent back down to Rochester of the AHL, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller's groin injury isn't considered to be serious and he should be fit enough to at least back up Jhonas Enroth for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, meaning there's no need for Matt Hackett for the time being. He'll continue to be Rochester's main goalie until the next time he's needed.

10/5/2013

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Matt Hackett

Sabres Recall Hackett

News: The Sabres recalled Matt Hackett from AHL Rochester on Saturday, the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller missed the Sabres' Saturday morning skate for an unspecified reason, but the addition of Matt Hackett to the roster hints at Miller potentially being unavailable for Saturday's game against the Penguins. Jhonas Enroth is expected to start Saturday, so if Miller is unable to go, Hackett would serve as his backup.

7/23/2013

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Matt Hackett

Sabres Sign Hackett

News: The Sabres signed Matt Hackett to a one-year deal on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
Analysis: Matt Hackett seems to be in the team's long-term future after being acquired from the Wild in the Jason Pominville trade last season. Right now, he sits third in the organization's goaltending pecking order, but that could change if the Sabres are able to deal Ryan Miller.

4/9/2013

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Matt Hackett

Sabres' Prospect Hackett Shines in Amerks' Debut

News: Matt Hackett made 39 saves in regulation and three more in the shootout to pick up a 3-2 victory in his first game with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester. Hackett was acquired at the trade deadline in a deal that sent Jason Pominville to Minnesota.
Analysis: Matt Hackett could be a big part of the future in Buffalo, but needs to first set himself apart from David Leggio, the incumbent starter in Rochester.

4/4/2013

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Matt Hackett

Sabres Acquire Hackett

News: Matt Hackett is headed from the Wild to the Sabres in the Jason Pominville deal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Matt Hackett, at one point considered the goalie of the Wild's future, adds depth to the Buffalo oranization's netminding mix, which also includes Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth and David Leggio. Hackett has posted a 19-20-3 this season for AHL Houston, with a 2.66 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.