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Johan Larsson | Center | #22

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (56) / MIN
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Johan Larsson has signed a two-year, $2.95 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
Larsson had filed for salary arbitration, but now that's not necessary. He had six goals and 11 points in 36 contests before suffering season-ending wrist and elbow injuries. Jul 8 - 4:10 PM

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Johan Larsson has requested salary arbitration.

Buffalo and Larsson can continue to negotiate before the hearing date, which has yet to be set. He had six goals and 11 points in 36 games before his campaign ended prematurely due to a dislocated wrist and elbow.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:17 PM

Johan Larsson (elbow/wrist) has announced that he won't return this season.

Larsson had surgery over the weekend after dislocating his wrist and elbow during Saturday's game. It's a terrible setback for the 24-year-old, who has been having a solid season as a two-way center. He's finishing the campaign with six goals and 11 points in 36 games.
Jan 2 - 5:49 PM

Johan Larsson (elbow/wrist) has undergone surgery.

Larsson was hospitalized after dislocating his elbow and wrist during Saturday's game. He's out indefinitely, according to Sabres coach Dan Bylsma. He has six goals and 11 points in 36 contests this season.
Jan 2 - 2:36 PM

Johan Larsson (elbow/wrist) has been in the hospital, but he's expected to be able to return to Buffalo on Monday.

Larsson dislocated his elbow and wrist during a game in Boston on Saturday. The Sabres will be able to further evaluate the situation once Larsson returns to Buffalo, but they already know it's a long-term injury.
Jan 2 - 10:30 AM

Johan Larsson will be out "weeks" with a dislocated wrist he suffered in Saturday's match with Boston.

Tough news for the young veteran. The 24-year-old has posted 11 points in 35 games for the Sabers this season. Consider him week-to-week for now.
Source: Bill Hoppe
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Johan Larsson departed from Saturday's matinee against the Bruins during the first period with an upper body injury.

Larsson saw just under three minutes of action before being forced from the game. He is considered day-to-day for now. More to come.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Johan Larsson scored the only goal for the Sabres in a 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

Larsson took a picture perfect feed from Sam Reinhart before putting a slap shot right by Cam Ward. Larsson, the former second round pick of the Wild, now has six points and five assists in 32 games this season. Although his offensive game hasn't panned out at the NHL level yet, he brings a strong and reliable two-way game to the Sabres lineup. He has no fantasy upside at the moment.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 09:36:00 PM

Johan Larsson collected a goal off a wacky deflection from well beyond the offensive blue line during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Larsson was the beneficiary just 18 seconds into the match when a Jake McCabe lob bounced off Larsson and fooled Henrik Lundqvist for the long-distance goal. He's now up to four goals and eight points in 23 games this season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Johan Larsson recorded the game-winning goal against Minnesota on Tuesday night.

He broke a 1-1 tie at the 13:34 mark of the third period. Larsson has posted two goals this season and they have both been game winners in the last three games. He has developed a bit of penchant for scoring key goals after he tied Jack Eichel for the team lead with five game winners last year.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Johan Larsson collected his first goal of the season during Saturday's 3-0 win over the Panthers.

Larsson is now up to three points in seven games so far this season, easily the best rate of his career. Still, Larsson has just 40 career points in 149 career NHL games.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 06:10:00 PM

Johan Larsson (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Thursday, per Sabres coach Dan Bylsma.

Larsson claimed to be fine, so the odds of him playing might be better than 50-50. He has two assists in three games this season.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Johan Larsson skipped Wednesday's practice for a maintenance day.

Coach Dan Bylsma expects Larsson to be available to play on Thursday. Larsson has picked up an assist in each of his last two games.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 07:34:00 AM

Johan Larsson has agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Larsson was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. His new deal is up from the $800,000 he made in 2015-16. He's coming off a season where he scored 10 goals and 17 points in 74 contests.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Johan Larsson will be scratched from Saturday's match with the Islanders due to an undisclosed injury.

Through the first full season of his career in the NHL, Larsson performed nicely all things considered. He posted 10 goals and 17 points with 113 hits. Now if only the 23-year-old can start to put it all together.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Johan Larsson
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Zemgus Girgensons
7Sean Malone
LW1Evander Kane
2Alexander Nylander
3Matt Moulson
4Benoit Pouliot
5Nicolas Deslauriers
6C.J. Smith
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Jason Pominville
4Justin Bailey
5Nicholas Baptiste
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Jake McCabe
5Marco Scandella
6Josh Gorges
7Viktor Antipin
8Matt Tennyson
9Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson
3Linus Ullmark