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55 Rasmus Ristolainen D

Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%72%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
63945-95826:02
Latest News
  • Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Snaps three-game point drought with tally

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/5/17) Ristolainen recorded a goal, three shots on net, three hits and a minor penalty during Wednesday's win over Montreal.

    The rearguard had sandwiched a recent three-game suspension with a three-game point drought, but he ended it with a first-period goal Wednesday. For the campaign, Ristolainen is up to six goals, 45 points, 183 shots, 158 blocked shots, 58 PIM and 193 hits -- cross-category production that makes him a valuable asset across the fantasy universe.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Suspension over

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/30/17) Ristolainen has served his three-game suspension for his hit on Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel in a March 21 contest.

    The power-play distributor from the blue line will be all systems go for Sunday's home clash with the Islanders. He'd been in a minor rut offensively -- one point (an assist) in five games -- leading up to the suspension, so with any luck, the brief ban has afforded him the chance to clear his head.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Suspended three games

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/23/17) Ristolainen was suspended three games Thursday for his interference play on Jake Guentzel.

    The league determined Ristolainen's hit on Guentzel was malicious enough to warrant the Buffalo defenseman missing three games -- essentially four, considering he played just 3:04 of Tuesday's contest before being assessed a game misconduct. Barring a successful appeal, the Finnish blueliner will have just five games left to play upon his return before the season comes to a close.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Will have hearing Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/22/17) Ristolainen is scheduled to have a hearing with the league Thursday for his questionable hit on Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel on Tuesday, per the NHL Department of Player Safety.

    Reactions to Ristolainen's ejection were mixed following the game, with some insisting the blueliner was already in the process of completing the check, while others went as far to call it a dirty play. The 22-year-old is not a repeat offender; however, Guentzel did suffer a concussion, and both of those things will factor into the Department of Player Safety's decision.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Could face discipline

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/21/17) Ristolainen was kicked out of Tuesday's game against the Penguins for a "hit on an unsuspecting player," in this case a hit that gave Jake Guentzel a concussion, one that will likely cause the Pittsburgh forward to miss some time, The Buffalo News reports.

    The league's Department of Player Safety will likely want to have a word with the star defenseman. Ristolainen isn't known as a dirty player and claims he thought a puck that never made it through traffic was going to land on Guentzel's stick, thereby making him fair game. We'll see what the league has to say about it, but owners in weekly leagues may be playing short-handed for the scoring period.

  • April 3, 2015: Sabres' Ristolainen Picks Up Three Assists
    Ristolainen collected three assists in Friday's loss to the Blackhawks.Another great outing for Ristolainen, who is finishing the season strong. The 20-year-old is riding a four-game point streak in which he's recorded three goals and seven points. He's a plus-9 over his last nine games and is averaging 20:27 of ice time, making him a worth a pickup for these final few games.
    April 2, 2015: Sabres' Ristolainen Good To Go For Friday
    Ristolainen (illness) will return to the lineup Friday against the Blackhawks, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.The illness prevented Ristolainen from playing Wednesday against the Maple Leafs, but his return to practice Thursday suggests he's healthy and ready to play again. Before the illness reared its head, Ristolainen had been enjoying his most productive stretch of the season, tallying three goals and an assist over his previous three games.
    April 1, 2015: Sabres' Ristolainen (Illness) Out Wednesday
    Ristolainen (illness) was not on the ice for pregame warmups, and will not play Wednesday against the Leafs, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.Ristolainen wasn't expected to play after waking up a bit under the weather, and this was confirmed by his absence in pregame rushes. Look for the defenseman to return to the ice Friday against Chicago.
    April 1, 2015: Sabres' Ristolainen Under The Weather
    Ristolainen (illness) is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.Ristolainen's overall numbers (17 points and a minus-29 rating in 73 games) aren't fantasy-friendly, but the 20-year-old has been on a bit of a roll of late, with goals in each of his last three games, to go along with an assist and a plus-6 rating in that span. We'll let you know if Ristolainen takes warmups later Wednesday, but for now it appears though his next chance to play will arrive Friday against Chicago.
 
Last 7 Games
03/20DET011-127:39
03/21PIT00003:04
04/02NYI000026:23
04/03TOR000020:03
04/05MON101123:03
04/08FLA000-122:56
04/09TB000021:45
Two Week Schedule
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Buffalo34224-15000001
2014-15Buffalo7881220-32400010
2015-16Buffalo8293241-21401000
2016-17Buffalo7963945-9102000
2732585110-77903011
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2013-14Buffalo523.8649:5879655:5146:476003
2014-15Buffalo1216.61607:542013156:08102:09260012
2015-16Buffalo2024.52073:012573256:17216:3033119
2016-17Buffalo1863.22090:582341252:30235:45582214
5614.56421:517723720:46601:111233338
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/203
Birthdate:
10/27/1994
Age:
22
Hometown:
Turku, Finland
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
School:

NHL Experience:
0