The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen and forward Johan Larsson from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.
Ristolainen (age 19, 6'4", 219 lbs.) joins the Sabres for the third time this season, most recently for a five-game stint after being recalled March 15. While playing with the Amerks this season, Ristolainen has recorded 18 points (6 goals, 12 assists) through 31 games played. The Turku, Finland, native was the Sabres' first-round draft selection (eighth overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the club in July.
Larsson (age 21, 5'11", 206 lbs.) returns to the Sabres after last being recalled Jan. 1 for a three-game stint in Buffalo. He has played in 45 AHL games for the Amerks during his time in Rochester this season, notching 39 points (15/24). Through parts of two NHL seasons, Larsson has played in 22 games for the Sabres and the Minnesota Wild, tallying one assist. The Sabres acquired Larsson as part of a trade with the Wild in April.