Johan Larsson

#22 LW / Buffalo Sabres / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 206 lb Age: 23 College: None

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Sabres' Johan Larsson: Ruled out Thursday

    Larsson (undisclosed) did not travel with the team to face the Flyers on Thursday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports. Larsson is still considered day-to-day and could rejoin the lineup Friday against Montreal according to coach Dan Bylsma. The center was fantastic last season in the AHL where he tallied 40 points in 44 games, but has failed to transition that productivity into the NHL, as he's netted a meager two goals and four helpers in 50 contests. Even when the 23-year-old gets healthy, he is not going to offer much in terms of fantasy value.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Sabres' Johan Larsson: Misses practice Wednesday

    Larsson (undisclosed) missed practice on Wednesday, but could play on Thursday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Larsson missed Tuesday's game with this undisclosed injury, but could play on Thursday. He has two goals and four assists in 50 games this season while logging 13:58 of ice time per game. The former second-round pick has yet to hit his offensive stride in the NHL, but at just 23, still has time to improve.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Sabres' Johan Larsson: Game-time decision Tuesday

    Larsson (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against Florida. Larsson "tweaked something," but there are no further details beyond that. It's unknown how long Larsson will be out for, but head coach Dan Bylsma indicated that he will dress seven defensemen if need be. Larsson has carved out a depth role for the Sabres recently but has just six points in 50 games this season despite showing he can be a team-leading scorer in the AHL.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Sabres' Johan Larsson: Finally scores first goal of the season

    Larsson scored the game-winning goal in Buffalo's 2-1 win over Detroit on Monday. It took 28 games for Larsson to score his first goal, no doubt a relief. After a slew of injuries hit the team last year, Larsson was called up to the Sabres and was their best player down the stretch scoring 14 points in 20 games. He has just four points this season and is still struggling to find a role on the team. Until he finds his game, he's best left on the waiver wire for fantasy owners.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Sabres' Johan Larsson: Will sit third straight game

    Larsson will not play Tuesday against Detroit, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News. Despite proving that he can score consistently at the AHL level and going on a hot streak to finish the 2014-15 season, Larsson has struggled through 21 games, scoring just three assists. The versatile Swedish forward just can't seem to maintain a grip on a roster spot, and played just 6:37 against Nashville on Nov. 25 before sitting the next two games. His upside isn't worth the risk right now in fantasy.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Sabres' Johan Larsson: Tallies first two points of 2015-16

    Larsson notched his first two points of the season Tuesday, picking up two assists (one on the power play) to go with a plus-2 rating in an overtime victory against the Flyers. Considering the offensive touch Larsson's shown in the AHL -- including 40 points in 44 games last year -- it shouldn't come as a surprise that he has this in him, but Larsson has seem very inconsistent ice time early on this year. However, Tuesday's 22 shifts for 15:23 represents his greatest usage this season, and it seems likely that the Sabres will give him a little more run in an expanded role -- including continued time on the second line alongside Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart -- to see if he can build on this performance.

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    Sabres' Johan Larsson: Draws back into lineup Wednesday

    Larsson will take David Legwand's place against Toronto, reports Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald. Larsson will slot into the fourth line. He seems to produce more when he's playing with scoring wingers, but that won't be the case here, and it's unlikely he'll receive substantial ice time. Larsson was publicly displeased about the way he was used early last year, and it's the same story again so far this season. He has been held without a point for four straight games.

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    Sabres' Johan Larsson: Scratched on Saturday

    Larsson was a healthy scratch in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay. Larsson sat for the first time as a healthy scratch this season, repeating a similar theme from last year. Though he finished the previous season on a high note with 13 points in his final 19 games, he failed to establish himself in a scoring role during the preseason. The versatile forward looks like he will be the Sabres' extra man on most nights.

  • Sabres Officially Re-sign Larsson

    News: Confirming a previous Swedish report, the Sabres officially announced Johan Larsson has re-signed.
    Analysis: The one-year extension is a one-way deal, which means Johan Larsson is expected to be on the Sabres roster for the year. Since arriving from Minnesota via trade, Larsson has been a consistent scorer in the AHL with 81 points in his past 95 games, but failed to much of an impact in the NHL. He did finish strong, however, late last year when he saw top-line minutes and scored 14 points in his final 19 games. He's expected to be a depth scorer and has little fantasy value until he proves himself.
  • Sabres Re-sign Larsson

    News: Citing a Swedish newspaper, the Sabres have re-signed Johan Larsson to a one-year, one-way contract, reports The Buffalo News.
    Analysis: The most interesting part of this deal is that it's a one-way deal, meaning Johan Larsson is essentially assured a spot in the lineup. The 22-year-old center bristled under former head coach Ted Nolan, but after finding himself on the top line after a slew of injuries, went on to score 14 points in 19 games to close out the season. He is unlikely to play center with the number of options on the Sabres, but should find himself on the second or third line. He's a risky option in fantasy at the moment despite having some considerable upside.
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