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Top Rasmus Asplund News

  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Puts up assist

    Asplund contributed an assist in a 6-1 loss to the Oilers on Thursday.

    Asplund assisted on Buffalo's lone goal Thursday. The center has not scored a goal since Nov. 21 against the Rangers. Asplund has four assists across his last nine contests, helping the 24-year-old to reach 16 assists in 59 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Set to return Sunday

    Asplund (lower body) is expected to play Sunday versus the Maple Leafs, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Asplund left Thursday's game versus the Golden Knights with a lower-body injury, but it's apparently not too serious. The 24-year-old will likely play in a bottom-six role in Sunday's Heritage Classic contest in Hamilton, Ontario. He's gone 40 games without scoring a goal.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Exits Thursday's game

    Asplund (lower body) will not return to Thursday's game versus the Golden Knights.

    It's not obvious what caused Asplund's injury at this time. If he can't play Sunday versus the Maple Leafs, Anders Bjork or Mark Jankowski would likely enter the lineup.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Clears COVID-19 protocols

    Asplund exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Asplund has missed the last two games while in the virus protocols. The 24-year-old has averaged 15:51 of ice time -- 1:49 during the man advantage -- and recorded five goals and 11 assists over 42 appearances this season. Anders Bjork may see a reduced role upon Asplund's return.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Tests positive for virus

    Asplund entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Saturday.

    Asplund will likely have to miss games Saturday in Arizona and Sunday in Colorado at a minimum. He'll be eligible to return once he can provide two negative tests for the virus.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Dishes for 10th assist

    Asplund registered an assist in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins.

    Asplund profiles as a burgeoning pivot, with his role and offensive output increasing with each passing season. The Swede is up to five goals and 10 assists through 30 games for 2021-22, and he's been in the power-play mix having generated two goals and an assist in that critical special teams spot.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Six-game, eight-point streak

    Asplund delivered two assists in a 4-3 overtime loss to Detroit on Saturday.

    He's on a six-game, eight-point scoring streak (three goals, five assists). Asplund is thriving in a prominent role with the Sabres. His two-way play is very strong and his compete is high. Asplund is Swiss Army Knife versatile, and while he likely can't keep this scoring pace up, he will deliver solid fantasy results for managers lucky enough to roster him.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Ups point streak to five games

    Asplund recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken.

    Asplund passed the puck to Tage Thompson, who did the rest on the Sabres' first goal of the game. The 23-year-old Asplund has gotten on the scoresheet in five straight outings (three goals, three assists). For the year, he's up to eight points, 19 shots and a plus-4 rating. The Swede is versatile -- he can play center or wing, doing more of the latter in 2021-22, and his current hot streak is worth a look in deeper fantasy formats. Just don't expect his shooting percentage to stick at 21.1 percent all year.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Earns helper in loss

    Asplund produced an assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Sharks.

    Asplund continues to chip in offense -- he's gotten on the scoresheet in six of the last seven games. The 23-year-old Swede is up to four goals, three assists, 17 shots on net and a plus-5 rating while playing in a top-six role for the Sabres. It's unclear how long he can keep up this productive scoring rate, but he's worth a look in fantasy while he's riding a hot run.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Opens scoring on PK

    Asplund scored a short-handed goal on two shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Los Angeles.

    Asplund led a 2-on-1 short-handed rush, worked his way into the slot and snapped a shot past Jonathan Quick to open the scoring 3:07 into the second period. The 23-year-old Asplund has lit the lamp three times in the last two games and has amassed four points in his last three.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Two-goal game includes OT winner

    Asplund scored two goals on four shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Anaheim. The first one came on the power play and the second was the overtime winner.

    Asplund's second-period marker was his first career power-play point, and the 23-year-old Swede completed the first multi-point effort of his 64-game NHL career by potting the game-winner 4:16 into overtime. We'll need to see more from Asplund before he becomes a recommended fantasy option, but his third NHL campaign is off to an encouraging start with three goals and five points through seven games.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Notches helper in win

    Asplund posted an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning.

    Asplund set up Victor Olofsson's empty-net goal in the third period. The 23-year-old Asplund has picked up a goal, two assists and eight shots on net through six contests. The Swede isn't very physical, but a role in the top six should boost his scoring enough to get him on the radar in deeper fantasy formats.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Pens two-year deal

    Asplund agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.65 million deal with Buffalo on Friday.

    Asplund set career highs last season in goals (seven), assists (four) and average ice time (12:51). The 23-year-old Swede should be in the mix for regular minutes heading into next season and could best all the marks during the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Points in three straight

    Asplund tallied a goal on three shots Monday in a 4-2 win over the Islanders.

    Asplund snapped a seven-game goal drought when he banged home a loose puck on the doorstep to square the game at 2-2 in the third period. The 23-year-old will take a season-best three-game point streak into Tuesday's rematch with the Islanders.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Tallies late in Sunday win

    Asplund scored an empty-net goal on two shots and added two hits in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.

    Asplund extended Buffalo's lead to 4-1 with 1:48 left in the third period, depositing his sixth goal of the season. The 23-year-old has provided eight points and a robust 31.6 shooting percentage in 17 games in 2020-21.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Active for Tuesday's game

    Asplund was promoted to the active roster for Tuesday's game versus the Devils, per CapFriendly.

    Asplund will skate on the third line with Riley Sheahan and Jeff Skinner. The 23-year-old entered Tuesday's game with three goals over nine games.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Down to taxi squad

    Asplund was assigned to Buffalo's taxi squad Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Asplund has appeared in two straight games with the Sabres, potting one goal over that span, so he may return to the active roster for Tuesday's game versus the Devils.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Emergency recall Saturday

    Asplund was recalled to the active roster under emergency conditions Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Asplund filled a bottom-six role for the Sabres in Saturday's game versus the Rangers.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Drops to taxi squad

    Asplund was assigned to the taxi squad Friday, per CapFriendly.

    Asplund should be expected to continue to bounce between the taxi squad and the active roster as one of the Sabres' young depth forwards.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 189 lbs
Birthplace: Filipstad, Sweden
Age: 24
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left