By John Vogl
Sabres goaltender Matt Hackett, who suffered a major knee injury during the season's penultimate game, said today on Twitter that he has had surgery on the right knee. Rehab awaits.
All done ! Now the fun part begins! pic.twitter.com/XhFU08DaVQ— Matt Hackett (@MattHackett31) May 28, 2014
Buffalo acquired Hackett from Minnesota at the 2013 trade deadline in the deal that sent Jason Pominville to the Wild. Hackett struggled in Rochester this season, going 13-17-2 with an .898 save percentage and 3.07 goals-against average. He came to Buffalo after injuries decimated the organization's goalie depth and went 1-6-1 with a .908 save percentage and 3.10 goals-against average.
Hackett was taken off the ice on a stretcher April 12 in Boston after a collision in the goal crease.