BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sabres general manager confirmed reports that the organization met with former goalie Dominik Hasek about his NHL comeback attempt.
"Out of of respect for Dominik and his career, as well as with the Sabres, I met with him once, Lindy and I met with him as well, listened to him. We had our discussions internally and made him aware that we were going to proceed with our current goaltending unit."
The 47-year-old Hasek did not play hockey last season and has not played in the NHL since 2008.
Regier said the meetings occurred about a month ago at the First Niagara Center. While he says the Sabres are not interested in bringing back the Dominator, he thinks Hasek can return to the league. "One thing I am sure of, he has no doubt in his mind that he can play, I think it gives him a little lift seeing someone like Broudeur play at 40 in the Stanley Cup finals. I hope that he finds a team to play with, I would love to see him back in the league and hope that he would play well."
Regier was also asked about the shoulder surgery needed by center Derek Roy who was recently traded away to the Dallas Stars. "It was elective and it was a choice, he could have played, he did play with it. It was a decision that was made by that organization."
The Sabres GM said had Roy not been traded, the Sabres expected him to play. "I'm very confident in the decision by our medical staff, he played with it last year, he could have played with it again this year. It was a decision by the Dallas Stars. It's a simple as that."