Johan Larssson was limited to 36 games last season. ©2017, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Sabres sign Johan Larsson to two-year contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres locked up one of their restricted free agents today, signing center Johan Larsson to a two-year, $2.95 million contract.

Larsson, 24, compiled six goals and 11 points in 36 games before a dislocated elbow and wrist ended his season Dec. 31. Before getting hurt, Larsson usually pivoted the Sabres’ third line, showcasing a tenacious two-way game.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Swede has 22 goals, including seven game-winning scores, and 48 points in 178 career NHL appearances.

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