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SABRES SIGN ASPLUND TO 2-YEAR CONTRACT

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Rasmus Asplund to a two-year contract worth $825,000.

Highlights:
  •  Recorded NHL career highs in games played (28), goals (7), assists (4) and points (11) for the Sabres during the 2020-21 season.
  • Played four SHL seasons with Färjestad BK (2014-15 to 2017-18), totaling 62 points (20+42) in 170 games in Sweden’s top professional league before turning 21.
  • Served as the captain for Team Sweden at the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship and represented Sweden at the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships.

SABRES QUALIFY FIVE RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS


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

SABRES ASSIGN FIVE TO TAXI SQUAD


The Sabres have assigned the following players to the team’s taxi squad:

Forwards Rasmus Asplund and Casey Mittelstadt

Defensemen William Borgen and Brandon Davidson

Goaltender Jonas Johansson

SABRES RECALL ASPLUND

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Rasmus Asplund from the Rochester Americans (AHL).


Highlights:

  • Joins the Sabres for his second career recall after appearing in 28 games with the team earlier this season.
  • Recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Nov. 27 vs. Calgary before scoring his first career NHL goal five days later on Dec. 2 vs. New Jersey.
  • Played his first season in North America in 2018-19 with the Rochester Americans (AHL). Ranked second among all Amerks skaters with 31 assists as a rookie.

Post-Game Report: 12/2 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(9-13-4)
0 1 0 1 45
Sabres
(13-10-5)
5 2 0 7 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With five goals in the first period tonight, the Sabres recorded their highest single-period goal total since they scored five in the second period on Jan. 8, 2019 vs. New Jersey.
  • The Sabres have scored at least six goals in consecutive home games for the fourth time in the last 10 years.
    • The others: Feb. 5 and Feb. 13, 2011; March 27 and March 31, 2010; Oct. 13 and Oct. 16, 2009
  • Linus Ullmark tied a career high with 44 saves tonight, improving to 9-3-3 in his career (4-0-1 this season) when facing at least 40 shots.
  • With two goals in the first period, Conor Sheary posted his 11th career multi-goal game and his second of the season.
  • Jack Eichel’s first-period goal tonight extended his point streak to 10 games (9+10). He now owns the eighth-longest streak in the NHL this season and trails only Patrick Kane for the longest active streak.
  • Johan Larsson recorded three assists in the first period, marking his second career three-point night (last: March 11, 2015 at Toronto). Jack Eichel (0+4, 3/31/18) is the only player in franchise history ever to have recorded more assists in a single period.
  • With Buffalo’s fifth goal of the game, Rasmus Asplund tallied his first career NHL goal.
  • With two points (1+1) tonight, Victor Olofsson now has at least a point in 11 of his his 13 games dating back to Nov. 8. During that span, all five of his goals and 10 of his 12 points have come at even strength.
  • Henri Jokiharju’s goal tonight was the third of his career and his first to come on the power play.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded the primary assist on Eichel’s goal and now has a point in each of his last three games (1+3).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Devils
Domingue
Blackwood
L
ND
5
2
15
17
Sabres Ullmark W 1 45
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Domingue
Blackwood
1-2-0
8-7-3
.870
.898
3.45
3.12
Sabres Ullmark 7-5-2 .917 2.86

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Rasmus Asplund

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils forward Taylor Hall

Devils defenseman Andy Greene