The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday morning that they’ve assigned forward Johan Larsson to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Larsson was injured during the first period of the Sabres’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs during preseason action on Sept. 29 and has been recovering from an upper body injury ever since.
Larsson, Minnesota’s second-round pick in 2010 (56th overall), split last season between the Americans and the Sabres.
In 28 games with Buffalo last season, Larsson had four assists and 19 penalty minutes.
The 22-year-old, who was acquired by the Sabres in the Jason Pominville trade in April 2013, had 15 goals and 41 points in 51 games in 2013-14.