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Sabres sign goaltender Michael Houser to one-year contract

The Buffalo Sabres have signed goaltender Michael Houser to a one-year contract worth $750,000, the team announced Wednesday morning.

Houser, 29, split last season between the Sabres and Rochester Americans (AHL). He signed an NHL contract on March 19 while the Sabres dealt with a number of injuries in net.

He made his NHL debut on May 3 and stopped 34 shots to earn his first career victory, becoming just the seventh goaltender in franchise history to record a win in his first start.

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Two nights later, he made 45 stops to win again, becoming the first Sabres goaltender to win his first two NHL starts since Mika Noronen did so on October 5 and 7, 2000.

He finished the NHL campaign 2-2-0 with a .901 save percentage and a 3.46 goals-against average.

Houser then signed a one-year AHL contract with the Amerks in August.

This season with Rochester, he’s 5-4-0 with a .900 save percentage and a 2.98 goals-against average in 11 games played.



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