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Sabres set to face Budaj after Canadiens give goalie two-year extension

By John Vogl

The Sabres are about to take on a very happy man.

Montreal and goaltender Peter Budaj have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth a reported $1.4 million per year. The Sabres host the Canadiens on Thursday, and the Habs announced that Budaj will start in place of No. 1 netminder Carey Price.

Budaj is 6-1-1 this season with a 2.28 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. The 30-year-old is 3-1 in his career against Buffalo with a 2.37 GAA and .922 save percentage.

The Sabres took today off following their late-night flight from Winnipeg.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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