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Player Report Card: Jacob Josefson

Injuries were the theme of the season for Jacob Josefson

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Season Stats: 39 GP | 2 G | 2 A | 4 PTS

Age: 27

Contract Status: UFA

Jacob Josefson was a low-key free agent signing by Jason Botterill last July. Coming over from the New Jersey Devils where he was a former first-round pick in 2009, Josefson struggled with injuries again.

The injury bug has plagued him throughout his career. With the Buffalo Sabres this season it was lower-body injuries that took him out of the lineup. He suffered a high-ankle sprain early in the season that continued to come back and never allow him to get into a good groove.

When he was on the ice, Josefson played his role pretty well. Fourth line six center that can kill penalties and is responsible in his own end of the ice.

He’s also known for the ability to come through in the shootout. Although the Sabres only participated in a handful of shootouts this season. Josefson did score on two of his three attempts, including a game-winner against the Ottawa Senators.

The Swede heads into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent and does not appear to be returning to Buffalo. He may be considering heading overseas to continue his hockey career.

Season Grade: C-


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