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Sabres recall Asplund from Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the team has recalled forward Rasmus Asplund from the Rochester Americans of the AHL.

Asplund, drafted by Buffalo in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, is in the midst of his second full season with the Amerks, where he’s posted 48 points (11+37) in 88 career AHL games.

This is his first career recall. He’s recorded one goal and seven assists in 13 games with Rochester so far this season. He leads the team in assists. In his first season with Rochester, he ranked second on the team with 31 assists and finished strong, recording 23 of his 41 points in the final 22 games of the season.

Prior to coming to North America, the 21-year-old center played four professional seasons in the SHL with Farjestad BK and represented Team Sweden in two World Junior Championship tournaments.