RISTOLAINEN RECALLED FROM ROCHESTER
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Ristolainen (10/27/94, 6'4", 219 lbs) joins the Sabres for the second time this season after beginning the season in Buffalo for a 19-game stint during which he collected his first NHL goal. While playing with the Amerks this season, Ristolainen has recorded 18 points (6+12) through 30 games played, including the lone goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to Toronto. Ristolainen also played for Finland at the 2014 World Junior Championship, and scored the game-winning OT goal in the gold medal game.
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 2013.