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Johan Larsson | Center | #22

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (56) / MIN

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Johan Larsson picked up his first two points of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win in Anaheim.
Larsson, who notched 11 points in 36 games last season, set up Justin Bailey to open the scoring and then sealed the victory with a late goal. Larsson now has two points through six games. Oct 16 - 12:39 AM

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Johan Larsson got back into game action on Tuesday night.

Larsson missed the last 46 games of the 2016-17 season after he crashed into the boards on New Year's Eve and suffered a dislocated wrist and elbow. "It was really nice to finally get out there and get in a game situation," Larsson said Wednesday after the Sabres' 4-3 overtime win over Pittsburgh. "It's been a long time and it was a great feeling. I was trying to get back into the pace, find the timing, find the areas where I was supposed to be on the ice and what kind of game it was." He posted 11 points in 36 matches with Buffalo last year. Larsson has been skating between Matt Moulson and Hudson Fasching of late and he's in the mix for a bottom-six center spot going into the upcoming campaign.
Sep 21 - 8:46 AM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Johan Larsson
4Jacob Josefson
5Evan Rodrigues
LW1Evander Kane
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Moulson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Jason Pominville
4Justin Bailey
5Seth Griffith
6Jordan Nolan
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Jake McCabe
5Marco Scandella
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Taylor Fedun
9Matt Tennyson
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson