Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Hrs

Neuvirth was dealt to the Islanders on Monday in exchange for goalie Chad Johnson, Sportsnet.ca reports.

With Neuvirth sent packing, the Sabres have now traded away both of their top two goaltenders from the start of the season. It was after the trade that sent Jhonas Enroth to Dallas earlier this month that Neuvirth began to receive more intrigue around the league, as he thrived during his stint as the No. 1 goalie, finishing February with a 3-4-2 record, 2.28 GAA, and .938 save percentage. While he will now be the clear backup to Jaroslav Halak on Long Island, Neuvirth will make for a serviceable spot starting option nearly any occasion he takes the ice, due largely to the massive upgrade in his supporting cast that should result in more wins. However, as a byproduct of having a superior defense in front of him, Neuvirth doesn't figure to see nearly as many shot attempts as he often did in Buffalo, which could lead to a decline in his save percentage.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 1 Day

Neuvirth practically stood on his head Saturday -- making a whopping 42 saves on 46 shots -- but it wasn't enough as the Sabres lost 5-3 to the Panthers. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.

Despite jumping out to an early 2-0 lead, the Sabres mustered just a total of 14 shots in the game, essentially leaving poor Neuvirth hanging out to dry once again. The barrage of shots came at the hands of a Panthers team that simply wouldn't be denied in their pursuit of a playoff spot, with their breakthrough on Neuvirth finally coming with a three-goal flurry within 6:30 in the second period. Neuvirth now has a .918 save percentage and 2.99 GAA in 27 starts this year, a run that has featured just six wins for the unlucky Czech netminder.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 2 Days

Neuvirth will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Panthers.

Neuvirth enters the crease Saturday looking to build on his first winning streak of the season, as he's captured back-to-back victories over the Blue Jackets and Canucks. Wins haven't come easy for an Sabres goalie the past two seasons, but Neuvirth has at least done a commendable job of keeping the team competitive since assuming the No. 1 gig in the wake of Jhonas Enroth's trade to the Stars. He's posted a .942 save percentage over eight starts in February, and looks like he might be a reasonable fantasy option against a Panthers squad that ranks 25th in goals per game.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 4 Days

Neuvirth stopped 28 of 31 shots Thursday against Vancouver, winning consecutive games for the first time in the 2014-15 season.

Yep, you read that right. Nearly five months (and 26 starts) into the season, Neuvirth's finally got his first two-game winning streak. He's actually been one of fantasy's better netminders in the month of February, but there's always the risk of sudden and painful collapses when you're in net for this Sabres team.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 4 Days

Neuvirth is slated to start Thursday's game against Vancouver, the Buffalo News reports.

Neuvirth, who has been stopping plenty of pucks of late for the Sabres, will have his work cut out for him Thursday while going up against a Vancouver squad that has won two straight games and four of five contests overall.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Days

Neuvirth was fined $2,000 for embellishing a hit against Nashville, reports the CBC.

Well, this is a first. Neuvirth becomes the first goalie to be fined under the NHL's new embellishment rules. The league ruled that Neuvirth embellished a bump from Nashville's Mike Santorelli, which resulted in an interference penalty and a power play opportunity for the Sabres. Neuvirth was fined because this was his second instance of diving, the first coming against the Leafs on Nov. 15, for which Neuvirth was given a warning. Neuvirth has been excellent for the Sabres of late and this fine shouldn't change anything on the ice.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 6 Days

Neuvirth stopped 45 of 47 Tuesday, leading the way to a 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

His team got outshot by 16, but Neuvirth outplayed opposing minder Anton Forsberg to deliver the win. He's now delivered save marks of .930 or better in six consecutive starts, which is enough for a "hot" label even though he's won just twice in that span.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 7 Days

Neuvirth will start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.

Neuvirth (4-16-3) has allowed nine goals over his last five games, but wins have been tough to come by while playing behind the Sabres. He'll face a Blue Jackets squad Tuesday that has dropped consecutive decisions (to the Canadiens and Rangers).

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 8 Days

Neuvirth turned aside 37 of 38 shots, but allowed two goals in the shootout in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Predators.

Neuvirth has actually been playing well lately, but was dealt another tough luck loss -- his 13th in his last 14 starts -- as the offense in front of him once again failed to muster many offensive opportunities. His .917 save percentage isn't bad, but the 2.99 GAA and 4-16-3 record that go along with the lack of help in front of him significant diminishes the 26-year-old's fantasy value.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 8 Days

Neuvirth will start in goal for the Sabres Sunday against Nashville.This will be Neuvirth's fifth straight start, but playing the sixth highest scoring team in the NHL could spell trouble given how hapless the Sabres are throughout. Any chance at a win for Neuvirth is going to be a longshot.