Sabres goalie Lehner ill; Nilsson to start at Philadelphia
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres starting goalie Robin Lehner is sidelined with an illness, which means backup goalie Anders Nilsson will make his season debut at Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Coach Dan Bylsma provided the update after Lehner missed practice Monday. Bylsma said Lehner was ''feeling under the weather,'' and not scheduled to travel with the team.
Buffalo filled the backup spot by promoting Linus Ullmark from Rochester, the team's American Hockey League affiliate.
Lehner has 1-2-1 record in playing all four games this season.
Buffalo gave up a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft to acquire Nilsson in a trade with St. Louis in July.
He has a 19-22-4 record over three NHL seasons split between three teams, including the New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers.