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February 27, 2020 03:28 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Remains planted in AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mittelstadt scored his eighth goal of the season in AHL Rochester's 3-2 shootout loss to Utica on Wednesday.

He failed on his shootout attempt. Mittelstadt has posted eight goals and 20 points in 30 games since being demoted to Rochester in mid-December. While the numbers don't look too bad on the surface, the fact Buffalo has declined to promote Mittelstadt at any point in the past two-plus months isn't a great sign. Instead, Buffalo went out and acquired Wayne Simmonds from New Jersey at the trade deadline despite the fact the team is a longshot for the playoffs. The Sabres have too much invested in Mittelstadt to move on, but the 21-year-old needs to have a better season in 2020-21.

December 30, 2019 03:48 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Struggling in AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mittelstadt has just one point in five games with AHL Rochester.

The Sabres hoped that sending Mittelstadt down to the AHL would help the young centerman rediscover his game. He had nine points in 31 appearances with the Sabres. With just a lone assist and minus-4 rating, it may take longer than initially expected for Mittelstadt to start bringing the offense.

December 15, 2019 05:08 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Ushered to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mittelstadt was demoted to AHL Rochester on Sunday.

Mittelstadt has struggled to get into a groove this season and it's caused him to be a healthy scratch in three of Buffalo's last four games. He's scored four goals and nine points in 31 games this season and has just two points in his last 21 contests. The former University of Minnesota standout should be back to the NHL relatively soon if he can get his offensive game going in the minors.

November 20, 2019 06:56 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Lacking offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mittelstadt is in the midst of an 11-game point drought.

Mittelstadt started the year with a respectable seven points in 10 games, but has yet to crack the scoreboard since. It's no coincidence that Buffalo has lost nine of the 11 games during his point drought. The Sabres need him to be a source of secondary scoring, but he'll be playing on the fourth line until he gets going.

October 20, 2019 01:48 AM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Finds twine in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mittelstadt scored a goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Sharks.

The 20-year-old center remained hot with his third goal and fourth point in the last two games. He's got six points through nine games this season, providing solid depth scoring. Mittelstadt was a bit disappointing with 25 points in 77 outings last year, but he seems poised to smash that mark in 2019-20.

October 18, 2019 02:24 AM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Powers offense in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mittelstadt scored two goals (one on the power play) and added an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Kings.

That's the kind of performance the Sabres had in mind when they took Mittelstadt eighth overall in the 2017 draft. Unfortunately, he put six scoreless games between a two-assist effort on Opening Night and this contest. The center has five points and 14 shots on goal in eight outings this year.

October 4, 2019 01:04 AM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Dishes pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mittelstadt registered two assists and two shots on goal in Buffalo's 3-1 win versus the Penguins on Thursday.

Mittelstadt helped set up both of Conor Sheary's goals, including the power-play GWG late in the second period. One of Buffalo's promising youngsters, the 20-year-old Mittelstadt amassed 12 goals and 25 points in 77 games as a rookie in 2018-19 and is expected to be a significant offensive contributor as a sophomore.

August 25, 2019 02:08 AM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Bigger and stronger
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mittelstadt, coming off a somewhat disappointing season in which he had just 12 goals and 13 assists in 77 games while mostly serving as the second-line center, has been a workout fanatic this offseason and showed up at a recent team event noticeably bigger and stronger. "Casey, just seeing him here today, I think he's taken a big step," said general manager Jason Botterill. "We challenged him a little bit about some of his conditioning in the summer. I think he's really done that extremely well. I think it's always that first or second year, that's where good players take that jump."

Being a key contributor at the NHL level requires a lot more than just one good summer of workout commitment, but it's a start for Mittelstadt, who seemed to learn a lot of lessons as the Sabres stuck with him during the up-and-down rookie campaign. While the team drafted Dylan Cozens seventh overall, the current plan is still to have Mittelstadt center the second line. We'll see if he can take a big step forward in his second season.

April 8, 2019 02:44 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Not playing in World Championship
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 29, 2019 10:08 AM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Warming up as season ends
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 27, 2019 10:52 AM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Benching kept at one game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 21, 2019 10:20 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Delivers power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 4, 2019 10:44 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Pots 10th goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 27, 2019 01:44 AM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 25, 2019 07:00 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Not in lineup Monday versus Leafs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 23, 2019 01:20 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Won't play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 17, 2019 05:40 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Back in lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 15, 2019 11:56 AM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Will miss clash with Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 14, 2019 01:44 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Contending for Friday return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 12, 2019 06:36 PM
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Not playing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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