3 Sabres prospects who must be on the big club now that the season is all but over

The Buffalo Sabres season is all but finished following their 8-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, so why not call up a few prospects?
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Keep Devon Levi in Buffalo for the rest of the year

Devon Levi has been dominant during his time in Rochester as he continues his development into becoming an elite goaltender. And what did he do for his first game back with the Sabres? Levi only saved 31 shots on 33 attempts and finished the game with a 0.939 save percentage. 

And this wasn’t against a pedestrian offense like the San Jose Sharks or the Washington Capitals; Levi faced the fourth-best scoring team in hockey and he played the way we all expected. 

In an earlier piece, I stressed that the Sabres needed to extend Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and insert him as the 1A with zero controversy at goaltender. They also need Levi in Buffalo for the final run of the season to give fans a preview of what should be a stellar 1A and a 1B in the near future. 

Near future, because it doesn’t mean Levi shouldn’t open the 2024-25 season in Rochester. But given his epic run with the Amerks, he’s ready to be at least serviceable for this final stretch of games. If anything, a Luukkonen-Levi combo will keep giving fans a reason to tune in for the last 10 contests of the season and to build excitement for October.