BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner has a Donald Trump sticker on the back of his mask for Friday's Military Appreciation Night.
The sticker reads "TRUMP" with a small image of the president-elect next to it.
"Even though I'm not American, I appreciate what all the military do. Got a little support for my man Trump here," Lehner said, displaying the mask after practice Thursday.
The 25-year-old Swedish goalie also has stickers of the U.S. armed forces.
"It's his right to do so," said Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma. "It's his right to put that on there. He's got other things on there that he's honoring and paying tribute to."
However, back-up goalie Anders Nilsson will start for the Sabres on Friday night when they host the New Jersey Devils.
Lehner is expected to start Saturday night for the back end of the home-and-home with the Devils.
Veterans Day is Friday.