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What the Sabres should do in goal after Robin Lehner's injury

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The Buffalo Sabres were one of the most active teams this past offseason, wheeling and dealing their way from a roster that finished in 30th place to one that appears to be good enough to contend for a wild-card spot. One of general manager Tim Murray's most aggressive moves was trading a first-round pick to the Ottawa Senators for goaltender Robin Lehner, who he hopes will become Buffalo's franchise goalie.

Just one game into the season, however, Lehner went down with a lower-body injury that will keep him out for at least six weeks. The injury has put the Sabres in a difficult spot. They will have to decide whether to trade for a goalie or ride out the next two months or so with backup Chad Johnson and a call-up from the AHL carrying the load.