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Larsson's 'weird day' starts with leaving Wild's morning skate, ends with Sabres and Amerks

By John Vogl

Johan Larsson was in his Minnesota Wild gear today, ready to take part in the morning skate. The session didn't last long.

The Wild and Sabres agreed to a trade that sent Larsson to Buffalo as part of a deal for Jason Pominville, so Minnesota took the forward off the ice to prevent injury.

"It’s been kind of a weird day," Larsson said by phone this evening. "We’re in San Jose right now, and I just stepped on the ice and they took me off, then we go from there."

Larsson's next stop is Houston to gather his belongings, and he anticipates being in Rochester on Thursday evening. The Sabres said they will have him play for the Amerks.

"I’m excited to come there," said the 5-foot-10, 200-pounder. "I’m kind of an all-around player, play hard, work hard, play physical and make some plays. You come over here you have to bear down every time. I’ve been practicing a lot of that and keep practicing on it, but I’ve improved a little bit."

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John Vogl

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John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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