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55 Rasmus Ristolainen D

Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
92%74%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
63945-95826:02
Latest News
  • Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: May have minutes managed in 2017-18

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/16/17) The Sabres intend to address their leaky defense and better manage Ristolainen's minutes next season, Sportsnet reports.

    Former head coach Dan Bylsma promised to lighten Ristolainen's load this past season, but he had to eat his words after the Sabres' blue line was decimated by injuries and poor play. The 22-year-old played a career-high 26:28 per game, racking up a career-high 39 assists and 45 points this season, but if the Sabres want to build a competitive team with long-term success, they'll need to surround him with quality players. Whatever the scenario, it's unlikely the Sabres will drastically reduce Ristolainen's role, which means he remains a potential top-20 fantasy defenseman for the 2017-18 season.

    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.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Buffalo34224-15000001
2014-15Buffalo7881220-32400010
2015-16Buffalo8293241-21401000
2016-17Buffalo7963945-9102000
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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
 
 

Player Info

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

NHL Experience:
4