Mittelstadt will not be participating in the World Championship, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. Mittelstadt wraps up his rookie campaign with 12 goals and 13 assists in 77 games. After posting five points in six contests late in the 2017-18 season, expectations were high for the rookie, and ultimately weren't met. He still has a very bright future, and will look to improve over the summer and lock down the second-line center position for the Sabres come training camp.
Mittelstadt scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Detroit. The kid has struggled to get up to NHL speed this season, but he's started to warm up as the season comes to a close. Mittelstadt has four points in his last four games (two goals, two assists). He will likely come cheaper at your draft next fall but could be a 45-50 point guy next year.
Mittelstadt, a healthy scratch for Monday's loss in New Jersey, will return to action Tuesday in Otttawa, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Mittelstadt is not the only cause of the Sabres' struggles, but he's still a young player struggling defensively (he hasn't posted a positive plus/minus rating in a game since Feb. 9). He was given a rest by coach Phil Housley with the aim to get his head cleared. With the slumping Sabres long out of the playoff chase, there's no reason to let Mittelstadt dwell on things any longer, and instead the team will see if he can finish the season on a positive note. The second-year forward sits at 23 points in 70 games, even though he's spent much of the season in the top six. Vladimir Sobotka will take a turn in the press box for this one.
Mittelstadt buried a power-play goal in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Toronto. Mittelstadt got the Sabres on the board with his tally on the man advantage. It's his 11th marker of the year, bringing him up to 22 points in total. He's getting a chance on Buffalo's top power-play unit, giving him an uptick in value. Mittelstadt's worth a look in deeper leagues for that aspect alone, as long as he remains on that unit.
Mittelstadt scored a goal on five shots in a 4-3 loss to the Oilers on Monday. Mittelstadt now has two goals in his last four games. In his first full NHL campaign, the American center has 21 points in 62 games, although he does carry a minus-10 rating. Eight of his points have come with the man advantage. At just 20 years old, Mittelstadt is developing just fine into a future second-line center behind the Sabres' top star, Jack Eichel.
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