Andrey Makarov

Paul Zwambag

2016-04-20

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Andrey Makarov, G

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 193

Born: 1993-04-20

Hometown: Kazan, Russia

Drafted: Buffalo Sabres

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2016 – Makarov is heading back to Russia, he only played 22 games this season, with nine wins, nine losses, a 2.83 GAA and a .916 SV%. Makarov has openly talked about how he is unhappy with the Buffalo brass in how he was played and treated this year in Rochester. He believed he was the better goalie of the three that were competing for time with the Amerks. Makarov is a RFA this summer and will likely not re-sign with the Sabres. Hopefully his return to Russia is not forever, and he will return after the summer. He is capable of backstopping an NHL team, maybe not as a full time starter, but as a good backup, to start. He may be droppable, but with his status up in the air you may have to play the waiting game to see where he ends up for the 2016-17 season. Paul Zwambag

 

October 2015 – Andrey Makarov was only able to get into one preseason game. The Sabres seem be trying to figure out who their backup is going to be this year and they know what they have in Makarov, who will likely be the starter in the AHL. Makarov will need to continue to improve if he wants to crack the Sabres lineup next year. Makarov only had six shots against in just under 20 minutes of play. He let in one goal to give him a .833 save percentage. In the Prospects Challenge Makarov showed the Sabres brass that he is capable of putting up good numbers, in just over 30 minutes of play he made 14 saves on 14 shots to give him a perfect save percentage. Keep him on your long term prospects list if you are in a dynasty league or ha