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74 Rasmus Asplund RW

Buffalo Sabres

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February 8, 2020 10:32 AM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Shuffles back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Sabres reassigned Asplund to AHL Rochester on Saturday.

Asplund was recalled earlier in the week as injury relief, but he's been a healthy scratch for the last two games. The 22-year-old is better off in the minors getting consistent top-six minutes and fine-tuning his craft.

February 4, 2020 05:08 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Recalled as injury relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Sabres recalled Asplund from AHL Rochester on Tuesday.

The Sabres revealed a slew of injuries ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Avalanche, so Asplund's services were needed at the top level. He'll play on the fourth line against the Avs. The 2016 second-round pick (33rd overall) has played 28 games with the big club this year, recording three points and 34 shots on net.

January 19, 2020 01:20 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Bumped to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Sabres reassigned Asplund to AHL Rochester on Sunday.

With the Sabres heading into an off-week with the NHL All-Star break ahead, the team chose to send Asplund to the minors. The Swede will get valuable ice time in the minors, as Rochester has four games across the upcoming week. Asplund has racked up eight points in 13 AHL games this campaign.

January 10, 2020 02:16 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Extends point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund hasn't found the scoresheet in 13 games.

The 22-year-old rookie has been juggled around the lineup. This includes seeing time on Jack Eichel's line. Asplund is a rookie, so the expectations to score aren't high. However, given Buffalo's injuries up front, this would be a perfect time for Asplund to capitalize on some opportunities and earn a bigger role going forward. Thus far, he has three points in 26 games.

December 2, 2019 10:56 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Gets first NHL goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund scored his first career goal on his lone shot of the game in Monday's 7-1 win over New Jersey.

The rookie took a feed just above the left faceoff dot and beat New Jersey goaltender Louis Domingue with a quick snap shot in the final minute of the opening period. Asplund was recalled from AHL Rochester on Nov. 15 and has averaged less than 12 minutes of playing time in his 10 games, contributing a goal and an assist. Both of his points have come in the last four games.

November 28, 2019 02:32 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Tallies first NHL point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund notched his first career NHL point in Wednesday's loss to the Flames.

The point was generated while shorthanded. Asplund blocked a pass in the Flames zone, allowing Jimmy Vesey to break in alone and bury it. Asplund is only averaging 11:41 of average ice time, and he hasn't really shown much offensive flare. He's logging heavy penalty kill time though -- 2:57 per game -- so he may be able to carve out a more permanent role in Buffalo's bottom six.

November 16, 2019 11:16 AM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Set for NHL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund will make his NHL debut Saturday against the Senators, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Asplund was recalled from AHL Rochester on Friday, and since Johan Larsson (upper body) has officially been ruled out, the 21-year-old will finally take the ice at the top level. The 33rd-overall pick by Buffalo in 2016, Asplund has toiled in the minors since the start of last season, accumulating 11 goals and 49 points over 88 games. He figures to center a bottom-six line.

November 15, 2019 05:28 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Promoted from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund was recalled from AHL Rochester on Friday.

Asplund has earned his promotion by racking up eight goals in 13 games for the Americans this season. The Sabres are heading into a back-to-back Saturday and Sunday versus the Senators and Blackhawks, respectively, so his call-up could be as simple as the team adding additional forward depth. If Asplund does suit up during his stint in the NHL, it will likely come at the expense of Curtis Lazar.

September 30, 2019 09:28 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Cut from Sabres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund has been assigned to AHL Rochester.

The 2016 second-round selection survived late into training camp, but ultimately wasn't able to secure a spot with the big club. Asplund put up 41 points in 75 games during his first campaign in Rochester. He has room to grow, and the continuation of his development could lead to an NHL debut later this year.

December 6, 2018 08:00 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Struggling in first AHL campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund picked up three assists in AHL Rochester's 5-2 win over Utica on Wednesday.

It was Asplund's best game of the season by a country mile. In fact, the diminutive Swede had just four points in 21 games this year prior to Wednesday's outburst. Asplund has a high motor and he's decent defensively, so he still has some value even if he isn't hitting the scoresheet, but Buffalo's second-round pick in 2016 (33rd overall) needs to pick up the pace offensively.

May 24, 2018 08:48 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Inks entry-level contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund signed a three-year, entry-level deal with Buffalo on Wednesday.

While he may not be the Rasmus most Sabres fans are concerned about right now, securing their 2016 second-round pick to a three-year deal is certainly another positive step in Buffalo's rebuild process. Remember, Asplund was drafted 33rd overall in the draft, so it's possible that some teams had him pegged going late in the first round. He was very impressive this season with Farjestad BK in the Swedish League with 28 points in 50 games and as a 20-year-old was considered both a key player and an on-ice leader. As a four-year veteran of the SHL, it's conceivable Asplund makes the jump to the NHL right away. He's a two-way player with quick feet and some speed, something the Sabres definitely need more of, and perhaps his ability to play center will allow them to play Casey Mittelstadt on the wing so the burden doesn't feel so huge. Asplund does not have an European Assignment Clause so if he doesn't make the Sabres he'll go to AHL Rochester where he'll likely play a big role.

April 13, 2018 01:20 AM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Moving to North America
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund is expected to make the jump across the pond and join the Sabres next season, The Buffalo News reports.

Asplund has yet to be signed but contract negotiations should not pose a huge challenge. Drafted in 2016 with the 33rd overall pick, Asplund just wrapped up a 28-point season with Farjestad in the SHL. The 20-year-old is a two-way center but might need a little seasoning in the AHL before he makes the jump to the NHL. Buffalo's not expected to compete for a playoff spot, so there's little to be gained from having a rookie hang around a team that won't win many games -- just ask Rasmus Ristolainen or Zemgus Girgensons how tough their careers have been so far. Asplund will likely slot in as a third-line center behind Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt down the road if Ryan O'Reilly is no longer around.

July 17, 2017 11:28 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Wins award at development camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund won the Craig Ramsay Award at the Sabres' development camp, which is awarded to the hardest-working player.

A second-round pick from 2016, Asplund set career highs with six goals and 19 points in 39 games with Farjestad BK of the Swedish League last season, his third with the big club. He's a two-way player lauded for his high hockey IQ, but at 19 years old, he still isn't strong or experienced enough to make the jump to North America. He'll spend the 2017-18 season in Sweden.

June 9, 2017 02:53 PM
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Staying in Sweden
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Asplund, the No. 33 selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, will stay in Sweden for another season, The Buffalo News reports.

This is probably for the best, as Asplund is still just 19 years old and a ways off from a meaningful role in Buffalo. With the Sabres' organization in rebuilding mode, the youngster's development is probably best served by staying home for one more season. The knock on Asplund's game is that he struggles against bigger players, so at some point -- once his body and game fill out more -- he'll need to prove himself against players with NHL size before he gets a legit chance to make his mark with the Sabres.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/189
Birthdate:
12/3/1997
Age:
22
Hometown:
Filipstad, Sweden
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
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