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Sabres forward Arttu Ruotsalainen signs deal to play in Switzerland

You can cross off Arttu Ruotsalainen as a candidate to crack the Buffalo Sabres' roster next season. EHC Kloten of the Swiss League announced Friday that the speedy Finnish forward, who became a scoring dynamo late in the season and during the playoffs at Rochester, has signed to play with the club for the 2022-23 season.
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2022 Player Report Card: Arttu Ruotsalainen

Our 2022 Buffalo Sabres player report cards move along with Finnish center Arttu Ruotsalainen. Total Season Stats (Sabres): 18 GP | 2 G | 2 A | 4 PTS. Total Season Stats (Rochester Americans): 57 GP | 18 G | 33 A | 51 PTS. Age: 24. Contract Status: RFA...
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Arttu Ruotsalainen secures another Amerks OT win, puts Comets on brink

ROCHESTER – In his brief time playing with Peyton Krebs, winger Arttu Ruotsalainen has learned he must always be ready for the Americans center to adroitly feed him the puck anywhere on the ice. “He’s an incredible player and he sees those passing lanes that others can’t see,” Ruotsalainen...
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Amerks’ Arttu Ruotsalainen sees future with Sabres, hasn’t signed in Europe

ROCHESTER – For three and a half months, Buffalo Sabres prospect Arttu Ruotsalainen has been on a scoring tear, developing into one of the AHL’s most lethal threats. Ruotsalainen, 24, earned AHL Player of the Month honors for March, compiling eight goals and 18 points in 13 outings for the Rochester Americans.

Amerks forward Arttu Ruotsalainen named AHL Player of the Month for March

The American Hockey League announced that Rochester Americans forward Arttu Ruotsalainen has been named the AHL Player of the Month for March. Ruotsalainen scored eight goals and added 10 assists for 18 points in 13 games for Rochester during March. Ruotsalainen began the month with back-to-back two-goal efforts, on March...
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Sabres' Arttu Ruotsalainen: Sent to AHL Rochester

Ruotsalainen was demoted from the taxi squad to AHL Rochester on Wednesday. Ruotsalainen's last NHL point was recorded Nov. 13 in a 5-4 loss to Toronto. He was demoted just one day after being elevated Tuesday. The 24-year-old will reprise his role with AHL Rochester, where he has scored five goals and distributed nine assists over 19 performances this season.
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Sabres' Arttu Ruotsalainen: Assigned to taxi squad

Ruotsalainen was reassigned from AHL Rochester to the taxi squad Tuesday. Ruotsalainen logged 12:08 of ice time and was held without a point in his most recent NHL appearance, which ended a 4-3 loss to New Jersey on Dec. 29. The 24-year-old has recorded 14 points over 19 AHL Rochester games this season.

After slow start, Sabres prospect Arttu Ruotsalainen on tear with Amerks

For five weeks this season, Sabres prospect Arttu Ruotsalainen played short minutes as Buffalo’s fourth-line center, mustering just two goals. Finally, after the Sabres scratched Ruotsalainen four times over a five-game stretch in November, they sent him back to the AHL, where he began last season. When Ruotsalainen, 24,...
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Sabres' Arttu Ruotsalainen: Called up Tuesday

Ruotsalainen was recalled from AHL Rochester on Tuesday. With a raft of injuries and players in the COVID-19 protocols, Ruotsalainen should be expected to jump into the lineup right away against the Devils on Wednesday. In his 16 previous NHL outings, the 24-year-old center notched two goals on 22 shots, two assists and 12 shots while averaging 12:01 of ice time.
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Sabres' Arttu Ruotsalainen: Removed from NHL roster

The Sabres loaned Ruotsalainen to AHL Rochester on Sunday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. The 24-year-old had been a healthy scratch for four of the last five games. Ruotsalainen, who recorded two goals and two assists before the demotion, figures to get another NHL opportunity at some point this season.

Sabres’ Arttu Ruotsalainen developing into different type of scoring threat

BUFFALO – In trying to evolve and score more goals, Sabres center Arttu Ruotsalainen has embraced a saying from his native Finland. Ruotsalainen, 24, understands he can’t simply rely on his lethal shot from the perimeter. What worked in Europe and during his brief stint in the AHL won’t translate to success in the NHL.

Sabres notes: Arttu Ruotsalainen sits out opener; Rene Robert honored

BUFFALO – For Thursday’s season opener, the Sabres had three extras, scratching forwards Arttu Ruotsalainen and John Hayden and defenseman Will Butcher. In Ruotsalainen, they sat out one their most intriguing young forwards. The Finn, 23, enjoyed regular duty over the final month last season, compiling five goals and six points in 17 games.

2021-22 Buffalo Sabres: 3LW – Arttu Ruotsalainen

This hypothetical third line is packed with little guys who play multiple positions so pick a name out of a hat so pick and throw em around at center, left wing and right wing. The sum total of these parts could be a very interesting mix of defensive, offensive and balanced forwards, no matter which way you slice it. Hinostroza has typically provided good value as a defensively responsible forward, Rasmus Asplund is a balanced forward between offense and defense, and Arttu Ruotsalainen is more of an offensive force than a defensive one.