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Sabres Daily: Ostlund In North America With Amerks



Buffalo Sabres 2022 first-rounder Noah Ostlund has joined the AHL Rochester Americans, according to a report from the Swedish outlet Expressen.

The 19-year-old center was selected by the Sabres 16th overall at the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal. Ostlund was signed to an entry-level contract last summer but was loaned back to Djurgarden IF of the Swedish Hockey League last season.  The Stockholm native had a productive year in spite of battling a foot injury during the season. Ostlund played for Team Sweden at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championships and scored 26 points (8 goals, 18 assists) in 37 regular season games. He also had five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 12 playoff games with Djurgarden before being eliminated by Modo in the SHL playoffs.


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Ostlund Here To Stay?

According to the report, the Sabres want to check Ostlund’s foot injury but also want him to be around the Amerks for their Calder Cup Playoff run. Rochester is playing a fifth and deciding game against the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday. Another reason for his joining the club is that Buffalo management may want the young Swede to get acclimated to North America in advance of next season.

“I don’t know if Noah will play any games, but he will practice with (Rochester) to begin with.” CAA agent Claes Elefalk said to Expressen.  “My guess is that Buffalo wants him in North America, but we have not received any information about that yet.”



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