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Sabres recall Asplund ahead of game against Colorado

Larsson, Lazar, Dahlin will be out of the lineup tonight

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Buffalo Sabres announced this afternoon that forward Rasmus Asplund has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the AHL.

Forwards Johan Larsson (lower body) and Curtis Lazar (illness), and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (upper body) will be out of the lineup for tonight's home game against the Colorado Avalanche. All three players are considered day-to-day.

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger said this morning that the lineup would be a game-time decision based on the availability of players who are battling both injuries and illnesses.

"It's a challenge," Krueger said of the lineup uncertainty, "but I think it's one that really brings us into focus and we just need to concentrate on the things we can do."

The Sabres are coming off a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Carter Hutton is expected to start in net.

Asplund joins the team on his second recall of the season. He previously appeared in 28 games with Buffalo in which he recorded the first three points of his NHL career (1+2).

He has nine points (1+8) in 18 AHL games this year. Last season, he ranked second on the Amerks with 31 assists.

Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with pregame coverage on MSG starting at 6:30.

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