Rasmus Asplund was a second-round pick in 2016. ©2019, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres recall prospect Rasmus Asplund from Amerks

BUFFALO – The reeling Sabres, losers of six straight games, recalled center Rasmus Asplund from the Rochester Americans this morning.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Asplund, 21, could make his NHL debut Saturday against the Ottawa Senators at KeyBank Center.

The Sabres, having gone 1-5-2 following their scorching 8-1-1 start, need any spark they can get. They’re 0-4-2 in their last six outings.

Asplund, a second-round pick in 2016, 33rd overall, is one of the Sabres’ top prospects. The Swede has compiled one goal and seven points in 13 AHL games this season. He scored 10 goals and 41 points in 75 games with the Amerks as a rookie last season.

Stay tuned for updates. The Sabres, fresh off Thursday’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, practice at noon today.

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