|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.