Mittelstadt, coming off a somewhat disappointing season in which he had just 12 goals and 13 assists in 77 games while mostly serving as the second-line center, has been a workout fanatic this offseason and showed up at a recent team event noticeably bigger and stronger. "Casey, just seeing him here today, I think he's taken a big step," said general manager Jason Botterill. "We challenged him a little bit about some of his conditioning in the summer. I think he's really done that extremely well. I think it's always that first or second year, that's where good players take that jump."
Being a key contributor at the NHL level requires a lot more than just one good summer of workout commitment, but it's a start for Mittelstadt, who seemed to learn a lot of lessons as the Sabres stuck with him during the up-and-down rookie campaign. While the team drafted Dylan Cozens seventh overall, the current plan is still to have Mittelstadt center the second line. We'll see if he can take a big step forward in his second season. Aug 24 4:52 pm (EST)
- Mittelstadt will not be participating in the World Championship, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
- Mittelstadt scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Detroit.
- Mittelstadt, a healthy scratch for Monday's loss in New Jersey, will return to action Tuesday in Otttawa, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. All Casey Mittelstadt News
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