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Johan Larsson | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200

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The Sabres announced today that they've assigned young defenseman Johan Larsson to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.
This isn't really much of a surprise since he was placed on IR a few days ago and wasn't likely to make the team. The Sabres also save some money by having him officially in the minors. Oct 10 - 11:10 PM

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The Buffalo Sabres have placed Johan Larsson (head) on the injured reserve list.

Larsson had four assists in 28 games with Buffalo last season. He was far more effective offensively in the minors with 15 goals and 41 points in 51 contests.
Oct 7 - 5:08 PM

Johan Larsson is believed to be dealing with concussion issues after he was on the receiving end of an elbow on Sunday in preseason action.

He's expected to be sidelined for about 10 days. Larsson was on the bubble to make Buffalo's roster out of camp, but now he's likely to start the year with AHL Rochester once he's ready to return.
Oct 1 - 10:50 AM

Johan Larsson (undisclosed) didn't practice on Monday.

He was hurt in Sunday's preseason game against Toronto when he received an elbow to the head. Larsson was being evaluated by doctors, so the extent of his ailment isn't known yet.
Sep 30 - 10:20 AM

Johan Larsson was sent to the minors on Wednesday.

He will try to help Rochester secure the final AHL playoff spot in the Western Conference. Larsson has 15 goals and 39 points in 45 games with the Amerks this campaign. He has four assists in 28 outings with the Sabres.
Apr 10 - 10:04 AM

Johan Larsson has been called up on an emergency basis.

The Sabres don't have Torrey Mitchell and Zenon Konopka, so Larsson is back with the big club. He has one assist in 21 NHL appearances this campagin.
Mar 27 - 3:54 PM

Johan Larsson has been demoted to the minors.

In 21 games with the Sabres this year, he has one assist and 36 hits. Larsson is still looking for his first NHL goal. He has two markers, nine points and 26 penalty minutes in 13 games with Rochester of the AHL in 2013-14.
Jan 11 - 2:11 PM

Johan Larsson got back in the lineup for Buffalo on Thursday after rejoining the team on Wednesday from the Spengler Cup tournament in Switzerland.

The Sabres AHL affiliate in Rochester was invited to take part in the festivities. That's a lot of traveling for the 21-year-old forward. Larsson skated with Linus Omark and Marcus Foligno against Minnesota.
Jan 3 - 7:23 AM

Buffalo Sabres call up Johan Larsson.

Larsson has nine points and 26 penalty minutes in 13 AHL games this season. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues at this time.
Jan 1 - 1:52 PM

Johan Larsson was reportedly en route to Switzerland on Wednesday to join the AHL's Rochester Americans for the Spengler Cup.

The team's website reported the news. Larsson has played 18 games with the Sabres this year, where he's recorded one assist and 33 hits. He's unlikely to be back with Buffalo when they return from the NHL's Christmas break on Friday against Toronto.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 08:54:00 AM

Johan Larsson is back with the Buffalo Sabres.

Larsson has nine points and 26 penalty minutes in 13 AHL contests this season. Of course, he's been far less productive with Buffalo. He has just an assist and 13 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Sabres.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Johan Larsson has been sent to AHL Rochester.

Larsson has an assist and 13 penalty minutes in 17 games this season. The 21-year-old has been averaging just 12:04 minutes per game, but will probably get more ice time in the minors.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:25:00 PM

Johan Larsson is expected to get into Buffalo's lineup for Friday's home opener with Ville Leino sidelined indefinitely.

He's likely to play between Tyler Ennis and Steve Ott. "He's going to get a good opportunity," coach Ron Rolston said. "I like everything about him. His attitude, the way he works, preparation. He's a good detail player. This will give him a good opportunity to play with some good players and show us what he can do. It's a good thing. He's ready." It will mark his first game in a Sabres uniform after he was a healthy scratch in Wednesday's loss to Detroit.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Johan Larsson was an extra forward during Monday's practice.

He joined enforcer John Scott as Buffalo's probable odd men out to start the season. Sabres coach Ron Rolston was impressed with Larsson at training camp, so he should get his chance to play soon if it doesn't come right away.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 06:36:00 AM

Johan Larsson enjoyed a very good game Thursday in Buffalo's exhibition win over Carolina.

He recorded two goals and won 12 of 17 faceoffs. "I thought he was arguably our best forward," coach Ron Rolston said. "He was on tonight. He was good in the circle. Those are things that we're looking for out of centermen, obviously, in the faceoff circle, but he's got a lot of grit to his game." Larsson has played in all three preseason games so far and could end up as Buffalo's third-line center following camp.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 07:16:00 AM

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C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
5Johan Larsson
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Nikita Zadorov
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett