BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 16, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced forward Tim Schaller, defenseman Jerome Leduc and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen have signed their qualifying offers for the 2015-16 season.
Schaller (6’2”, 206 lbs., 11/16/1990) made his NHL debut in 2014-15, recording two points (1+1) in 18 games with the Sabres. The Merrimack, New Hampshire native also posted a career-high 43 points (15+28) in 65 games with the Rochester Americans during his second AHL season, ranking second among all Rochester skaters in goals, assists and points.
Leduc (6’1”, 192 lbs., 7/30/1992) posted career-highs in games played (76), goals (6), assists (19) and points (25) during the 2014-15 season for the Americans. Selected by the Sabres in the third round (68th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, Leduc has 42 points (12+30) in 175 games for the Amerks in the last three seasons.
Lieuwen (6’5” 186 lbs., 8/8/1991) made his NHL debut with the Sabres in 2013-14 and posted a 1-4-0 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.98 goals-against average in seven games. Buffalo’s sixth-round (167th overall) selection in the 2011 NHL Draft, Lieuwen is 22-22-0 with a .911 save percentage and a 2.64 goals-against average in 52 games for Rochester throughout the last three seasons.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 29, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents:
Forwards Jerry D’Amigo, Johan Larsson, Tim Schaller, Philip Varone; defensemen Jerome Leduc and Mark Pysyk; goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 19, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen from the Rochester Americans (AHL). The team has also placed defenseman Josh Gorges on Injured Reserve.
Lieuwen (8/8/91, 6’5″, 192 lbs) joins the Sabres for his second career recall since being drafted by Buffalo in the sixth round (167th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. In a seven-game stint with the Sabres last season, Lieuwen compiled a 1-4-0 record with a 2.98 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
In Rochester this season, Lieuwen has appeared in 10 games, recording a 3-4-0 record and a 3.53 goals-against average. Last season, Lieuwen ranked fourth in save percentage and tied for seventh in goals-against average among AHL netminders, respectively. He has appeared in 46 career AHL games, compiling a 21-17-4 record, a 2.59 goals-against average and a save percentage of .906.
The Abbotsford, BC native signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the organization in May 2012.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 30, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres have assigned seven players to the Rochester Americans (AHL). The Sabres’ training camp roster is now at 30 players: 17 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders.
The following players have been assigned to Rochester: Forwards Joel Armia, Matt Ellis (pending waivers), and Tim Schaller; Defensemen Drew Bagnall (pending waivers) and Nick Petrecki; and goaltenders Nathan Lieuwen and Andrey Makarov.
- Tyler Ennis turned in his fifth career two-goal game (last: March 3 at Dallas) tonight and now has a career-high 21 goals on the season.
- Nathan Lieuwen stopped 33 shots, plus seven more in the shootout, to earn his first NHL win.
- Drew Stafford recorded two assists for his fifth multi-point game of the season.
- The Sabres improved to 7-4 in the shootout this season (57-45 all-time). Ville Leino became the sixth different Sabres player to score a game-deciding goal this season.
Sabres head coach Ted Nolan
Sabres forward Drew Stafford
Sabres forward Ville Leino
Sabres goaltender Nathan Lieuwen
Devils forward Dainius Zubrus
Devils forward Jaromir Jagr
Devils goaltender Cory Schneider