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Buffalo Sabres 2021-22 Player Season Report Card: Casey Mittelstadt

Casey Mittelstadt continues to have a whirlwind existence in the NHL. Since being taken eighth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2017 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old has had a rough go of it, and that continued in the 2021-22 season after an upper-body injury limited him to just 40 games. Fans have been waiting for good things from the American, but they may be running out of patience with him. It’s not entirely Mittlestadt’s fault for his lack of consistency to this point, however.
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My Angry Rant on the Idea of Trading Casey Mittelstadt

So I couldn’t help but notice that there seems to be two favorite trade candidates for the Sabres with most fans. The first one is obvious, and it’s Victor Olafsson. The second one however, is quite frustrating to me, and it’s Casey Mittelstadt. I get where people are coming from, and I get that people are interested in packaging him for a more established forward or defenseman. I mean, we have four young centers: Mittelstadt, Krebs, Cozens, and Thompson. Thompson is as close to untouchable for us as it gets. Krebs just got here, and Cozens had a really productive season. Mittelstadt almost seems like the odd man out.
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Big day on power play Sunday

Mittelstadt notched two power-play assists in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers. Both helpers came in a two-minute span midway through the third period as the Sabres tried to rally from a 4-1 deficit. Mittelstadt has been able to provide Buffalo with some scoring balance lately, and over the last eight games the 23-year-old has one goal and eight points.
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Two helpers in Sunday's loss

Mittelstadt picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Rangers. He played a key role in the Sabres' comeback from an early 2-0 deficit, helping set up Rasmus Asplund for Buffalo's first goal of the game and then initiating the play that resulted in Jeff Skinner's tying goal midway through the third that sent the game to OT. Mittelstadt is enjoying a bit of a hot streak, racking up one goal and five points over the last four games, but on the season he's managed only three goals and 11 points through 24 contests.
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Snags assist Monday

Mittelstadt posted an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 6-5 win over the Blackhawks. Mittelstadt's productive run continued Monday -- he's earned a goal and five helpers in his last five outings. The center helped out on an Alex Tuch equalizer in the third period of this contest. Mittelstadt has been limited by injuries and his third-line role this year, but he's produced a reasonable 12 points, 47 shots on net and a minus-12 rating in 25 appearances.
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Snaps six-game slump

Mittelstadt scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and blocked two shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canucks. Mittelstadt opened the scoring just 1:50 into the game, and he also had a hand in Jeff Skinner's second-period tally. This was Mittelstadt's second multi-point game of the season, but it also came on the heels of a six-game drought. The 23-year-old has eight points, 37 shots on net and a minus-13 rating in 21 appearances, and he shouldn't be counted on for more than depth scoring during a third straight injury-plagued campaign.
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Two-point effort Friday

Mittelstadt scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 5-4 win over the Wild. His work with the man advantage gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead heading into the third period, setting the stage for a scoring frenzy in the final 20 minutes. After barely playing through the first four months of the season due to upper-body issues, Mittelstadt may finally be healthy and ready to add some consistent secondary scoring to the Buffalo offense.
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Sabres’ Casey Mittelstadt set to return from injury

BUFFALO – Sabres center Casey Mittelstadt will return from his upper-body injury Saturday afternoon against the Colorado Avalanche, coach Don Granato said this afternoon. Mittelstadt, out the last five games, has been practicing and doing extra work following the sessions with assistant coach Matt Ellis. “He survived Matt Ellis’...
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Sabres’ Casey Mittelstadt could return from upper-body injury this weekend

BUFFALO – Understandably, Casey Mittelstadt wants to play right now. Having missed 41 of the Sabres’ 48 games this season, the center is likely running out of patience. Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said Mittelstadt wants to return from his upper-body injury tonight against the Ottawa Senators. “We’re...
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Ready to rock

Mittelstadt (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday versus the Avalanche, John Vogl of The Athletic reports. Mittelstadt is expected to return to a third-line role following his five-game absence. The 23-year-old forward has picked up two points through seven contests this campaign.
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Sabres’ Craig Anderson ready to face Senators; Casey Mittelstadt out again

BUFFALO – For seven seasons, Sabres goalie Craig Anderson bounced around the NHL and minors, patiently waiting for an opportunity that might never materialize. Anderson, 40, was property of five NHL teams during that uncertain stretch, six if you count two stints with the Chicago Blackhawks. The American once spent four days with the St. Louis Blues when Sabres coach Don Granato was a first-year assistant in 2005-06.
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Possibly returning Thursday

Mittelstadt (upper body) is a game-time call for Thursday's contest against Ottawa, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. Coach Don Granato said a Mittelstadt return Thursday is "possible," Harrington adds. The 23-year-old has played in just six games since the end of November, averaging 15:07 of ice time -- 3:06 during the power play -- and tallying two points over that period.
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Not playing Thursday

Mittelstadt (upper body) will not play against the Senators on Thursday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. The 23-year-old has "responded well at practice" and could make his return this weekend against Colorado or Columbus. Mittelstadt has appeared in just seven games this season while battling several injuries. Upon his return, he'll likely suit up in a middle-six role.
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Sabres to make lineup change; Casey Mittelstadt progressing well

BUFFALO – After sitting out Sunday afternoon’s win, Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk will return tonight against the New York Islanders and play his 500th NHL game. To make room for Pysyk, Sabres coach Don Granato said Robert Hagg will be scratched. Granato expects Hagg to sit out just one game.
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Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Expected to remain out Thursday

Mittelstadt (upper body) is slated to miss out versus the Senators on Thursday. Coach Don Granato told reporters, "No chance in my mind that he'll be in tomorrow," per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550. Mittelstadt has been limited to a mere seven games this season due to his...
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