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Buffalo Sabres recall forward Alexander Nylander

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Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 09:50 am

The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Nylander (age 19, 6'1", 180 pounds) was drafted by the Sabres with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and joins the team for the first time this season. In 62 games for the Amerks this season, the Calgary, Alberta native leads all Rochester rookies with nine goals and 18 assists.

Earlier this season, Nylander represented Sweden at the World Junior Championship, where he was named to the tournament All-Star Team after tying for the tournament lead with 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists) in seven games.

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