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Johan Larsson | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200

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Keep an eye on the Sabres' Johan Larsson.
He is getting the chance to play on a line with wunderkid Jack Eichel. Larsson hasn't accomlished much in the NHL to date (three points this season and 16 in 39 games last season) but Buffalo coach Dam Bylsma likes the way the former Swedish Elite League star is meshing with Eichel. "Four games ago when" Larson "got the opportunity to play there I think it’s been his best hockey to this point," Bylsma said. "He’s played a little more tenacious. He’s played a little more with an edge. You’ve seen his skating ability and that’s been pretty consistent alongside of Jack there." Keep an eye on Larsson. He may be worth a pickup in very deep pools. Nov 7 - 9:37 AM

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Johan Larsson recorded his first points of the season Tuesday in a 4-3 overtime victory against Philadelphia.

He accounted for a pair of assists on goals by Jamie McGinn (power play) and defenseman Jake McCabe. Larsson was promoted to the second unit on the man advantage because of Evander Kane's knee injury and he made the most of his opportunity.
Oct 28 - 7:44 AM

Johan Larsson took Evander Kane's spot on the second power-play unit during Tuesday's skate.

Kane has an MCL injury so Larsson is projected to join Jack Eichel, Jamie McGinn, Brian Gionta and Rasmus Ristolainen. Coach Dan Bylsma thinks Larsson will fit in nicely because of his "patience and skill with the puck" and his "heavy shot."
Oct 27 - 2:12 PM

Johan Larsson will replace David Legwand in the Sabres lineup against the Leafs

Larsson was scratched against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but will draw in as he replaces veteran pivot, David Legwand. He will be centering a bottom forward line, but there's more to this young pivot that meets the eye.
Oct 21 - 7:03 PM

Johan Larsson will get back into the lineup Wednesday.

He was a healthy scratch this past Saturday versus Tampa Bay. Larsson will replace David Legwand as the center of the fourth line.
Oct 21 - 4:19 PM

Johan Larsson and Carlo Colaiacovo will be healthy scratches against the Lightning on Saturday.

Fun fact, there's exactly 172 career points and little else between Larsson and Colaiacovo. Suffice it to say, even if they were in the lineup they wouldn't be advisable pick ups.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Oct 17 - 6:29 PM

Johan Larsson feels comfortable with Buffalo's new coaching staff and he's hoping to stay on the big club's roster.

He contributed five goals and 13 points in the final 17 games of the 2014-15 campaign after he was promoted to a top-six role. Larsson wouldn't be playing with Matt Moulson or Tyler Ennis if he stuck with the Sabres, but that opportunity has done wonders for his confidence and he has impressed coach Dan Bylsma at training camp.
Sep 25 - 9:46 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have confirmed that they have signed Johan Larsson to a one-year contract extension.

The Sabres didn't reveal the contract details, but based on a report out of Sweden days before Buffalo announced the signing, Larsson's contract is worth $800,000. Larsson had six goals and 16 points in 39 games with Buffalo last season. He also had 15 goals and 40 points in 45 contests at the AHL level.
Jul 21 - 5:31 PM

The Sabres signed Johan Larsson to a one-year, one-way deal worth $800,000 on Friday, according to a Swedish newspaper.

Larsson had six goals and 10 assists in 39 games in the NHL last season, and 40 points in 45 AHL games. "This has been a process but now the Sabres are clear they want to have Johan on the team," said his agent Lars Cederstrom. "Johan has great potential to grow even more next season, so we believe he will have an even better position for negotiations in a year."
Jul 18 - 12:34 PM

Johan Larsson got a qualifying offer from the Sabres on Monday.

Mark Pysyk, Jerry D'Amigo, Phil Varone, Tim Schaller, Jerome Leduc and Nathan Lieuwen also had their rights kept by Buffalo. The Sabres will work towards signing those restricted free agents over the summer.
Jun 30 - 11:18 AM

Johan Larsson notched a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 win against Carolina.

He has picked up five goals and eight assists in his last 17 outings. Larsson has been playing with Buffalo's top point producers, Tyler Ennis and Matt Moulson, down the stretch and he's taking advantage of the opportunity.
Apr 7 - 10:38 AM

Johan Larsson scored the game-tying goal at the 13:50 mark of the third period against Washington.

Buffalo went on to lose 4-3 in a shootout. Larsson has three goals and two assists in his last four games. He's playing on the top line between Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis.
Mar 17 - 8:50 AM

Johan Larsson generated three points in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto.

He finished the match with a goal, two assists and a plus-3 rating after he was promoted to the top line between Tyler Ennis and Matt Moulson. Ennis and Moulson equaled Larsson's point total with a goal and two helpers as well. Larsson is playing on his third call-up with the Sabres this year and this is the first one where he's received time in the top-six forward group.
Mar 12 - 8:44 AM

Johan Larsson skated on the top line at practice on Monday.

He was flanked by Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis, which bumped Phil Varone to the second unit between Marcus Foligno and Brian Gionta. He has collected four points in 23 games with the Sabres this season, but this is a good opportunity for him.
Mar 10 - 9:36 AM

Johan Larsson scored the lone goal for Buffalo in a 6-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.

Larsson scored his second career goal 2:35 into the game, but that was pretty much all the offense the Sabres mustered in this one. The 22-year-old winger has four points in 23 games this season, and is far way from being fantasy relevant. Marcus Foligno and Zach Bogosian got the assists.
Mar 7 - 9:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Johan Larsson
6Tim Schaller
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Sam Reinhart
4Jamie McGinn
D1Zach Bogosian
2Cody Franson
3Rasmus Ristolainen
4Mike Weber
5Mark Pysyk
6Josh Gorges
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Jake McCabe
G1Chad Johnson
2Linus Ullmark
3Robin Lehner