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Sabres Daily: Luukkonen Surgery; Bruins Comings And Goings



Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams revealed to the media at the opening of Development Camp on Sunday that goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen underwent minor surgery after the season, and reiterated his confidence in him and Devon Levi as his goaltending tandem for next season.

Luukkonen, 24, had an up-and-down campaign last season, playing more at the NHL level than was intended after being called up to replace the injured Erik Comrie in November. Adams said that the surgery had nothing to do with the big Finn’s previous hip issues, but was a minor procedure on his ankle.


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Bruins Comings And Goings

In keeping track of the transactions of the Sabres Atlantic Division rivals, the Boston Bruins appear to be taking a dramatic turn downward after having a season for the ages. Boston won the President’s Trophy with a 65-12-3 record but bowed out in a first-round upset to the Florida Panthers.


Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci (retirement – unconfirmed)

Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno – traded to Chicago

Connor Clifton – signed with Buffalo as a free agent

Dmitri Orlov – signed with Carolina as a free agent

Tyler Bertuzzi – signed with Toronto as a free agent

Garnet Hathaway – signed with Philadelphia as a free agent

Mike Reilly – bought out


Kevin Shattenkirk – signed to one-year, $1.05 million deal

Morgan Geekie – signed to two-year, $4 million deal

Patrick Brown – signed to two-year, $1.6 million deal

Milan Lucic – signed to one-year, $1.5 million deal

James van Riemsdyk – signed to one-year, $1 million deal

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