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The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Henri Jokiharju to a three-year contract with an AAV of $2.5 million.

  • Notched eight points (3+5) in 46 games for the Sabres in 2020-21 and tied for seventh among NHL defensemen in penalties taken per 60 minutes (0.14).
  • Was one of four players to appear in all 69 games the Sabres played during his first full NHL season in 2019-20.
  • Has represented his native Finland at four major international tournaments, including gold medal-winning performances at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, the 2019 IIHF World Championship and the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship.


The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents:

Forwards Rasmus Asplund and Casey Mittelstadt

Defensemen Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Fitzgerald
and Henri Jokiharju

Post-Game Report: 11/14 vs. Carolina

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
2 1 1 1 5 29
1 1 2 0 4 33

Game Summary

Event Summary


Top Notes

  • With tonight’s goal, Jeff Skinner has scored in each of his four career games against his former club, totaling five goals and one assist in those contests.
  • Skinner’s plus-4 rating tonight tied a career high (previously: 3/30/11 vs. MTL and 10/20/18 at LAK).
  • Curtis Lazar, who made his Sabres debut tonight, scored on his first shot as a Sabre in the second period.
  • Lazar became the 56th player ever to score in his Sabres debut and the first since Kyle Okposo did so on Oct. 16, 2016 at Edmonton.
    • Jack Eichel and Zemgus Girgensons are the only other current Sabres who have scored in their debuts.
  • Evan Rodrigues, who assisted on Skinner’s goal, now has three points (1+2) and a plus-3 rating in four games against the Hurricanes since the beginning of last season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin appeared in his 100th NHL game tonight. His 56 career points (10+46) trail only Phil Housley (30+64) for the most by a Sabres defenseman through his first 100 games.


Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Mrazek W 4 33
Sabres Hutton OTL 5 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Hurricanes Mrazek 9-3-1 .904 2.62
Sabres Hutton 6-3-2 .913 2.62


Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Henri Jokiharju

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour

Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov

Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen

Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton


The Sabres have announced the following roster moves:

Recalled To Buffalo
F Victor Olofsson
D Henri Jokiharju

Assigned to Rochester (AHL)
C Jean-Sebastien Dea
F Curtis Lazar
D Lawrence Pilut


The Sabres have announced the following roster moves:

Recalled To Buffalo
F Curtis Lazar
C Jean-Sebastien Dea
D Lawrence Pilut

Assigned to Rochester (AHL)
F Victor Olofsson
D Henri Jokiharju

Placed on Injured Reserve
D Zach Bogosian
D Matt Hunwick
D Brandon Montour
G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen