Lehner moves past concussion, looks forward to future

Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, is checked by a trainer during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sabres goalie Robin Lehner finished last season on the injured list with a concussion that left him with seemingly never-ending headaches. Now that the headaches are gone, he’s looking forward to the new chapter in his career.

The Sabres traded for Lehner on draft day last week, sending the 21st overall pick in the first round to Ottawa in exchange for Lehner and forward David Legwand.

He is working himself back into shape, with Buffalo counting on him to log big minutes this season.

“I’ve been working out now for a few weeks, I’m trying to get back into shape. I sat around, pretty much not doing pretty much anything at all for three, four months there. That’s the first time in my career I’ve gone, not moving for that long. I’m doing everything I can now to get back into shape,” said Lehner.

He’s already penciled in as the Sabres’ number one goaltender, but he knows he will have to prove himself in order to earn those starts.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity, but I got to deserve it and I got to perform and we’ll go from there,” said Lehner.

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