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Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner debuts military-themed helmet featuring "Trump" sticker

Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 16:23:12-05

Thursday, Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner debuted a new military themed helmet that he'll wear against the New Jersey Devils on Friday. The helmet was made especially for Veterans Day, and will be worn during the Sabres Military Appreciation Night.

But one sticker stands out from the rest.

"It's army night tomorrow and even though I'm not American I appreciate what the military and all these guys do and I've got a little support for my man Trump here, it's going to be a fun night," Lehner said.

After practice, Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said that his team hasn't talked about the election any more than coworkers would in any other work place. He added that it hasn't been a big focus.

"In terms of his helmet it's his right to put that on there," Bylsma said. "He's got other things on there as well that he's honoring and paying tribute to and he's got Trump's name on the back there so it's his right to do so."

The team will wear camouflage jerseys and honor those serving past and present before Friday's game during warmups.

Thursday a group of players visited the Naval Park at Canalside and met with Veterans and took a tour of the U.S.S. Little Rock and the U.S.S. Sullivan.