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.
Mittelstadt (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Mittelstadt will return to a bottom-six role Tuesday, centering the Sabres' second line against the Flyers. The 19-year-old rookie has notched 19 points while posting a minus-7 rating in 58 appearances this season.
Mittelstadt (undisclosed) will not dress in Monday's road game versus Toronto.
Dealing with an undisclosed injury, the 20-year-old will miss a second consecutive game. Mittelstadt is no sure thing to dress in Buffalo's next game either, as the team will face a quick turnaround following Monday's game, having to travel to Philadelphia right after for a Tuesday date with the Flyers.
Mittelstadt has been scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Capitals due to illness.
Mittelstadt missed a pair of games a week ago due to an upper-body injury, so it's good news that it doesn't have to do with that. Regardless of the reason, the 20-year-old pivot will cede his spot in the lineup to the newly recalled Danny O'Regan, while Evan Rodrigues will slot in as the team's second-line center and Jason Pominville gets the promotion to the top line.
Mittelstadt (lower body) will return to the lineup Sunday in New Jersey, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Mittelstadt missed a pair of games with his injury with Buffalo splitting the two. The American rookie has eight goals and 19 points, including eight coming on the power play.
Mittelstadt (lower body) remains day-to-day and will be unavailable versus New York on Friday.
According to coach Phil Housley, Mittelstadt is close, which leaves open the door for the center to dress against the Devils on Sunday. The Minnesota native needs just one more point to reach 20 for the season and could still push for the 30-point mark if he can continue to adjust to the speed of the NHL game.
A decision will be made Friday regarding Mittelstadt's status for Friday's matchup with the Rangers.
The Minnesota native sat out Tuesday's win over the Islanders, but made progress Thursday by taking part in the team's practice. While Evan Rodrigues got the bulk of reps, Mittelstadt occasionally rotated in as second-unit center during line rushes. Check back prior to Friday's puck drop for a definitive call on Mittelstadt's playing status.
Mittelstadt (lower body) won't suit up for Tuesday's game versus the Islanders, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Mittelstadt was deemed a game-time call earlier in the day, but he won't be able to go. It's unclear when he suffered this injury, but he'll shift his sights to getting healthy for Friday's game versus the Rangers. C.J. Smith will enter the lineup in the meantime.
Mittelstadt (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
It's unclear when the 20-year-old sustained the injury, but nonetheless could be in jeopardy of missing Tuesday's contest. Mittelstadt has been strong in his last four games, racking up one goal and four points. If he can't suit up, C.J. Smith could draw into the lineup while Tage Thompson could see an uptick in power-play time.
Mittelstadt scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
Mittelstadt's eighth goal of the season also stood as the game-winner. His point streak increased to four games with one goal and three assists in that span. Mittelstadt hasn't lived up to expectations with 19 points in 54 games, but the eighth overall pick in the 2017 draft has shown better point-producing skills recently, while he's also starting to see time on the top power-play unit.
Mittelstadt collected an assist in Tuesday's victory over Columbus.
Mittelstadt now has three points in his past four contests, and is starting to look more like the player the Sabres were expecting him to be this year. Most notably, he's shooting the puck more, firing 11 shots on target in his last five outings. If he can continue to shoot at that pace -- or even higher -- the points will start to come on a more regular basis.
In the midst of a season-long slump, Mittelstadt is learning the importance of patience, Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News reports.
Mittelstadt's rookie campaign hasn't gone the way he intended, with just 13 points in 46 games on the year. He was projected to be the Sabres' second-line center, but has been used on the third and even fourth line at times. Understanding that there are areas of his game to work on, which will take time, can only be positive for his development. Most notably is firing more shots, as he has a minus-65 shot attempt differential.
Mittelstadt tallied an assist in Monday's loss to the Islanders.
Mittelstadt ended a seven-game point skid, but it's still just his third point in his past 17 games. He has 11 points through 40 games of his rookie campaign. He remains Buffalo's No. 2 center, and continues to get time on the second power-play unit. The opportunities are there, but Mittelstadt has yet to take full advantage of them. He'll need to have a more productive second half of the season if he wants to keep that top-six role.
Mittelstadt has just two points in his last 11 games.
Mittelstadt has 10 points in 34 games, and continues to not meet expectations. He's 90-141 on faceoffs, a dreadful 39 percent success rate. He regularly doesn't start his shift with the puck, and when he does have it, he isn't shooting nearly as often as he needs to. He has just 47 shots on target, the lowest amount of any top-six forward for the Sabres. Working on faceoffs and releasing a few more shots could go a long way in getting himself on the scoresheet more often.
Mittelstadt has just one point in his past seven games.
Mittelstadt continues to fall short of expectations, having only nine points in 30 games. He's the second-line center for both even strength and on the power play, the latter being where nearly half of his points have been generated (four). He has the talent to make some magic in the offensive zone, but it's unlikely he'll be a candidate for the Calder Trophy this year.
Mittelstadt, the team's first-round pick in 2017 who made his NHL debut last season, was noticeably bigger while appearing in development camp last week, Jack Goods of The Buffalo News reports. "I've definitely been working on training, that's the most important," Mittelstadt said "Get in the weight room, stuff like that. Get to July, I'll start ramping up the skating a lot more. Definitely working on my shot."
While most of the focus in Buffalo has been on No. 1 overall draft pick Rasmus Dahlin and the oodles of potential he brings, along with budding star Jack Eichel, Mittelstadt also has the look of a good one. The team didn't hesitate to let him debut in his first full pro season, where he put up five points in six games down the stretch. It'd be mildly surprising if he didn't make the team this coming season, and longer term he looks like a prospect to grab while everyone else in your league is fighting over Dahlin.
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