SABRES EXTEND FORWARD LARSSON

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 29, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract.

Larsson (5’11”, 200 lbs., 7/25/1992) set career-high marks in games played (74), goals (10) and points (17) in his first full NHL season in 2015-16. Five of his 10 goals were game-winners, tying Jack Eichel for the Sabres’ team lead. Larsson also ranked second among the team’s regular faceoff men with a career-best faceoff percentage of 51.1 percent.

The Lau, Sweden native has recorded 37 points (16+21) and 58 penalty minutes in 142 games with the Sabres since being acquired from the Minnesota Wild on April 3, 2013.

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