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The Sabres have signed Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year deal worth $32.4 million ($5.4M AAV).

Ristolainen, 21, is coming off of a great sophomore season in which he tallied nine goals and 32 assists (41 points) in 82 games. Ristolainen led all Sabres players in ice-time last year as well, eating up a monstrous 25:16 per night, which ranked 10th in the NHL. Ristolianen’s possession numbers leave the Sabres wanting more, but as a 21-year-old defenseman, he is just scratching the surface of what he can become.

Source: John Vogl 10/11/16, 12:51 pm EST

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Ristolainen (upper-body) cleared to make his preseason debut on Tuesday.

Ristolainen missed the start of camp because of an upper-body injury, but participated in practice on Monday and will play on Tuesday. The 20-year-old blueliner had 20 points (8G / 12A) in 78 games with the Sabres last year. He will be a key member of Buffalo’s backend this season and for many years to come.

Source: Paul Hamilton 09/28/15, 9:35 am EST

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Coach Ted Nolan says Sabres will give defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen the go-ahead to play for Finland in the World Juniors.

Ristolainen suffered a concussion after being sucker-punched in the AHL, but he will likely play for Finland in the World Juniors. The 8th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft recorded one goal in 19 games with the Sabres. He has recorded two goals and two assists in five games since being sent to Rochester (AHL).

Source: John Vogl 12/9/13, 8:12 am EST

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