The NHL’s Buffalo Sabres announced today that they have recalled former Komet goaltender Andrey Makarov from the AHL’s Rochester Americans.
Makarov, who will be 21 April 20, made his pro debut with the Komets this season after being assigned to Fort Wayne by Buffalo through the Rochester Americans of the AHL on Oct. 31. The Kazan, Russia native appeared in 31 Fort Wayne games and was 15-11-4 with a 2.79 goals-against average and .906 save percentage before being reassigned to Rochester March 17.
Makarov made his AHL debut March 25 with Rochester and appeared in six consecutive games, winning his last three straight. He joins the Sabres on his first career NHL recall after posting a 3-3-0 record, 2.70 goals-against average and .912 save percentage with the Americans.
Makarov was signed by Buffalo as a free agent in 2012. Last season he registered a record of 37-17-5, 2.62 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and snagged seven shutouts in 61 games with Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and was named Saskatoon’s MVP for the second straight year. He appeared in four Memorial Cup games and earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Goaltender award.