As promised the Sabres sent Andrey Makarov back to Rochester so he could help the Amerks play three games in three nights. Buffalo gets Connor Knapp to back up Matt Hackett this weekend.

Knapp was a 6th round pick in 2009 and just last year was ahead of Nathan Lieuwen and Makarov on the depth chart. He went 1-6 in Rochester and was sent down to the East Coast League and this could very well be the only time he’ll ever be in a NHL uniform.

He got the first chance in Rochester when Hackett and Lieuwen came to Buffalo and went 0-2-0 with a 4.03 goals against and .873 save percentage.

This season Knapp has played for Greenville, Alaska and Florida in the ECHL. In 29 games he was 11-12-3-2 with a 2.53 goals against and .920 save percentage.