Buffalo Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen, left, of Finland, is roughed up by Vancouver Canucks' David Booth, right, and Brad Richardson, back, during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, on Sunday March 23, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have recalled defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen and forward Johan Larsson from the minors to address an injury-depleted roster.
The moves were made Thursday before a game at Nashville that night, when the league-worst Sabres (20-44-8) close a five-game road trip.
Defenceman Tyler Myers was hurt in a 2-0 loss at Montreal on Tuesday, in his first game after missing five with an elbow injury. Forward Torrey Mitchell was also hurt at Montreal.
Ristolainen returns for a third stint in Buffalo this season. The rookie first-round draft pick has a goal in 24 games with the Sabres.
Larsson has also split time this season between Buffalo and AHL Rochester. He has an assist in 21 games with the Sabres.