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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 has typically performed very well in March.
Larsson recorded a goal and an assist on Monday night against Toronto. "It's probably just a little more opportunity at the end of the years with trades and injuries," he said. "That could be a factor, too, as well. But I don't think too much right now. I'm just playing and feel good about it." Larsson has posted 10 goals and 21 points in 32 games during the month of March. Larsson has accounted for 16 goals and 41 points in the other 210 games he has appeared in during his career. He also has three goals and seven points in 14 games during April. Mar 6 - 5:39 PM

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Johan Larsson has finished serving his two-game suspension.

Larsson is eligible to return to the lineup on Thursday night versus the New York Islanders. He was banned for two games for cross-checking Florida's Vincent Trocheck.
Feb 7 - 9:24 AM

Johan Larsson has been suspended for two games for crosschecking Florida's Vincent Trocheck in the face on Thursday.

Larsson will be eligible to return on Feb. 8. The NHL acknowledged that Larsson didn't necessarily intend on hitting Trocheck in the face given that his stick rid up Larsson's shoulder first, but they argue that Larsson is still responsible for what happened because Larsson was intentionally hitting Trocheck with his stick and aimed for his upper-body. Larsson hadn't been previously punished by the player safety department.
Feb 2 - 4:53 PM

Johan Larsson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday.

Larsson was given a match penalty for cross-checking Florida's Vincent Trocheck Thursday night. Don't be surprised if a suspension follows.
Feb 2 - 9:19 AM

Johan Larsson earned 17 penalty minutes in Thursday's game against Florida.

Larsson could hear from the league after he was given a match penalty for cross-checking Vincent Trocheck in the face. "I just heard something going on there, so I skated up there," Larsson said after the contest. "The guy came right at me, and I pushed him a little bit, got a little scrum. ... I'm not worried at all (about suspension)."
Feb 2 - 8:58 AM

Johan Larsson got his second goal of the season in Friday's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg.

It was Larsson's marker since Oct. 15 when he scored an empty-netter against Anaheim. He has generated just seven points in 41 games this season.
Jan 6 - 10:07 AM

Johan Larsson has one goal in 33 games this season and it was an empty-netter back on Oct. 15.

Larsson has one assist in his past 11 outings. He has chipped in just five points this campaign. Larsson skated between Benoit Pouliot and Sam Reinhart at Sunday's practice.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 09:55:00 AM

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.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 12:39:00 AM

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.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 08:46:00 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.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 04:10:00 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.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 06:17:00 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.
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 05:49:00 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.
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 02:36:00 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.
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 10:30:00 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Nicholas Baptiste
4Jordan Nolan
5Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
4Kyle Criscuolo
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Casey Nelson
9Justin Falk
10Brendan Guhle
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson
3Linus Ullmark