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Sabres' Ullmark out at least 1 month, Ristolainen returns vs. Flyers

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Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark will miss at least one month with an undisclosed injury, head coach Ralph Krueger confirmed on Saturday, according to the Times Herald's Bill Hoppe.

Ullmark exited in the first period of Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils and didn't come back. The 27-year-old owns a 2.44 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage over 12 games this season.

Meanwhile, defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen returned against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday after his grueling bout with COVID-19 earlier this month.

The Finnish blue-liner recently opened up about his struggles with significant drops in oxygen levels, intense chest pain, and fatigue. The 26-year-old hadn't played since Jan. 31.

Sabres captain Jack Eichel remains day-to-day and missed his second straight game, but he could return Sunday. Winger Jeff Skinner, who had been a healthy scratch during the team's previous three contests, also returned to the lineup Saturday.

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