Rieder agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Sabres on Friday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo Newsreports.
Rieder has spent his entire career (six seasons) in the Western Conference with Arizona, Los Angeles, Edmonton and Calgary. He hasn't been able to reprise the double-digit goals he put up in his first four NHL campaigns -- posting a goose egg in 2018-19 with the Oilers and just four goals in 55 games last year in Calgary -- so the Sabres are undoubtedly hoping he can rediscover his scoring touch in a royal blue, gold and white sweater. At the league-minimum salary, the risk is low for the Sabres.
Rieder produced an assist and three hits in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Stars in Game 6.
Rieder set up Rasmus Andersson for the Flames' third goal. The 27-year-old Rieder made headlines during the postseason for his three shorthanded tallies in 10 games. He added two helpers at even strength, as well as 12 shots on goal and 20 hits.
Rieder netted a shorthanded goal in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Stars in Game 4.
Rieder has scored three goals in eight postseason games, and all three have come with the Flames down a man. The German winger has added an even-strength assist, 11 hits and nine shots during the playoffs.
Rieder scored a shorthanded goal on three shots in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Stars in Game 2.
A back-pass to John Klingberg was too hot for the Stars' blueliner to handle, and Rieder was off to the races for his second shorty of the postseason. The German winger has added an assist, seven shots on net and six hits in six playoff contests.
Rieder posted an assist in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Jets in Game 4.
Rieder had the primary helper on Sean Monahan's empty-netter in the third period. The 27-year-old Rieder collected two points, four hits and three shots on goal in the four-game series.
Rieder scored a shorthanded goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Jets in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Rieder got loose on a breakaway after a pass from T.J. Brodie, and the German winger had no trouble converting past Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck. The goal made it 2-1, and it stood as the game-winner. Rieder had only four goals on 77 shots in 55 games during the regular season -- he is mostly used in a defensive, fourth-line role when he plays.
Rieder has no points in his last seven games.
In that span, Rieder has managed 13 shots, six blocked shots and a minus-2 rating. The German winger remains at 10 points to go with 77 shots and a minus-12 rating through 55 appearances this year. He's mostly used on the Flames' fourth line -- Rieder isn't typically going to make waves from a fantasy perspective.
Rieder recorded an assist in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Rieder set up the second of Mikael Backlund's first-period tallies in this contest. The German winger has three points in his last six games. He's up to 10 points, 66 shots and a minus-10 rating through 48 appearances, almost exclusively in a bottom-six role.
Rieder potted a goal on three shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
Rieder has doubled his goal total over the last two games -- he now has four tallies and nine points through 44 appearances. The fourth-liner's penalty-killing abilities usually keeps him in interim head coach Geoff Ward's lineup, but Rieder doesn't typically produce enough offense to make an impact in fantasy.
Rieder potted an empty-net goal in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Canucks.
Rieder snapped a 13-game drought with the late tally in Saturday's contest. The German's poor play recently has led interim head coach Geoff Ward to sit him on occasion. For the season, Rieder has eight points, 59 shots and a minus-10 rating in 43 games -- he has yet to contribute enough to earn fantasy attention.
Rieder has no points in his last 12 outings.
The German has 14 shots on goal, eight hits and eight blocked shots in that span. He's also served as a healthy scratch four times. Rieder remains at seven points and 54 shots through 41 appearances, almost exclusively in a bottom-six role.
Rieder has no points in his last eight appearances.
Rieder was seeing more time after he initially moved to the fourth-line center role, but he's skated under 10 minutes in three of his last eight games. The German has also served as a healthy scratch twice in that span. With just seven points and a minus-9 rating through 37 contests this season, fantasy owners likely haven't noticed Rieder's recent struggles.
Rieder notched an assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Stars.
After barely making an impact in the first months of the campaign, Rieder has a goal and five helpers through nine games in December. He had just a single goal through his first 20 appearances with the Flames. Rieder shouldn't be counted on to produce offense consistently in the long-term, but he's thrived in a larger role under interim head coach Geoff Ward.
Rieder picked up an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.
Rieder found Johnny Gaudreau for the opening tally, an unusual combination on the scoresheet. Rieder was used as a center in Tuesday's game, with Sam Bennett and Michael Frolik on his wings. The German won 2 of 6 faceoffs. It's unclear how long he'll remain in that role, especially with Sam Bennett (upper body) back in the lineup. Rieder has six points in 27 contests this year, with five of them coming in seven December games.
Rieder produced an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Rieder's recent spike in production continued with the lone helper on Michael Frolik's go-ahead goal, which was part of the Flames' burst of three scores in 2:30 early in the third period. Rieder has a goal and three helpers over his last five games. The German remains in a fourth-line role, but interim head coach Geoff Ward has shown a willingness to spread the minutes around the lineup, Darren Haynes of The Athletic reports. Rieder skated a season-high 15:38 in Tuesday's game against the Coyotes. While he's hot, he could make for a solid value pick in DFS formats.
Rieder notched an assist in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Rieder played the middle-man on a fourth-line tally in the third period, relaying the puck from Mark Jankowski to Michael Frolik for the goal. Rieder has points in three straight games now, and four points in 23 appearances this season.
Rieder managed an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Kings.
Rieder had the secondary assist on Zac Rinaldo's game-tying goal in the second period, the first tally from the Flames' fourth line all season. Rieder has points in consecutive games and three points overall through 23 contests. The German has added 30 shots on goal and a minus-8 rating -- those numbers aren't worthy of much attention in fantasy.
Rieder netted a shorthanded goal in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
With Johnny Gaudreau in the sin bin on a hooking minor, Derek Ryan sprung Rieder for the Flames' go-ahead goal. It hasn't been an easy year for the German, who has just two goals and 28 shots in 21 contests. He should continue to play in a bottom-six role while occasionally serving as a healthy scratch.
The Flames recalled Rieder from AHL Stockton on Wednesday, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Rieder was sent down to the minors Tuesday and was immediately recalled to add depth during the team's four-game road trip starting Thursday against the Blues. The 2011 fourth-round pick is expected to stick in the bottom six, where he's posted a goal and no assists over 17 NHL games.
Rieder was demoted to AHL Stockton on Tuesday, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports.
Rieder appears to have played his way off the big club, having generated just one point through 17 games. He should earn a call-up if the former 16-goal scorer can find his game at the AHL level.
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