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Larsson out for season

Sabres forward Johan Larsson took a big hit during Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins and went crashing hard into the boards. He left the game and was hospitalized after dislocating his wrist and elbow.

“Unfortunately my season is over,” Larsson said in a text Monday to Gotland Newspapers in his homeland of Sweden. Larsson had surgery on both his wrist and elbow and will miss months.

Larsson has played 36 games with the Sabres this season, putting up six goals and five assists, including two game-winners. The Sabres will have to find players who will step up, especially since Ryan O’Reilly is also missing some time.

“It’s going to be a real big loss,” Bylsma said. “He’s a tough guy to play against, battles hard every night for us and he’s been a leader in really having that grit and determination in our game. You felt it even in the game last night where he’s not there for the better part of three periods.”

Expect the Sabres to call up a forward from Rochester before Tuesday’s game vs. the New York Rangers.

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