The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Rasmus Asplund from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
- Joins the Sabres for his first career recall.
- Leads all Americans skaters with seven assists in 13 AHL games this season.
- Made his North American debut in 2018-19 with Rochester, ranking second on the team with 31 assists as a rookie; recorded 23 of his 41 points in the final 22 games of the season.
- Played four SHL seasons with Färjestad BK, totaling 62 points (20+42) in 170 games in Sweden’s top professional league before turning 21.
The Sabres have placed the following players on waivers:
Forward Remi Elie
Forward Curtis Lazar
Forward Scott Wilson
Defenseman Casey Nelson
The Sabres have assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL):
Forward Rasmus Asplund
Forward Tage Thompson
Defenseman Lawrence Pilut
BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 23, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Rasmus Asplund to a three-year, entry level contract.
Asplund (5’11”, 176 lbs., 12/3/1997) posted career-high totals in goals (8) assists (20) and points (28) in 50 games during his third full season with Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League in 2017-18. The Filipstad, Sweden native played in parts of four total SHL seasons, posting 62 points (20+42) in 170 career games.
Buffalo’s second-round pick (33rd overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft, Asplund also represented Sweden internationally in two legs of the Euro Hockey Tour last season, appearing in the Karjala Tournament in Finland and the Carlson Hockey Games in the Czech Republic. He previously appeared in two World Junior Championships with Sweden and served as his team’s captain at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship.