• Ex-Sabre Omark Signs With Swedish Team

    News: Linus Omark signed with Lulea of the Swedish Elite League on Wednesday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: After his messy divorce with the Sabres, Linus Omark will retreat to Sweden and may find it difficult to get back to the NHL. He totaled only two points in 13 games for Buffalo before becoming a regular healthy scratch for the league's worst team.
  • Sabres Officially Terminate Omark's Contract

    News: Linus Omark's stint with the Sabres is officially over, reports Sportsnet's Jeff Marek.
    Analysis: This is a mere formality, since the Sabres previously announced Linus Omark was placed on unconditional waivers. Both sides mutually agreed to terminate the contract. Omark refused an AHL assignment to Rochester and is believed to be linked to Swedish club Lulea HF. Despite possessing one of the slickest hands in the league, Omark never developed all-round game or showed a willingness to adapt. At 27 years old and with two separate stints, it seems very likely the talented playmaker's career in the NHL is all but over.
  • Sabres' Omark Placed On Unconditional Waivers

    News: Linus Omark was placed on unconditional waivers Monday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
    Analysis: The Sabres will terminate Linus Omark's contract after he declined to report to AHL Rochester following his reassignment last week. He's expected to pursue an opportunity in Sweden once he clears waivers.
  • Sabres' Omark Linked To Swedish Hockey Club

    News: After failing to report to the AHL upon being waived, Linus Omark has been linked to Lulea HF of the Swedish Hockey League, reports the Olean Times Herald.
    Analysis: Linus Omark spent the first four years of his pro hockey career with Lulea, where he averaged a point per game before moving on to the KHL and the Oilers. Omark has fared much better in Europe during his career, and even though 32 points in 79 career NHL games is a decent output, his poor play in other areas of the game failed to earn him a regular spot. The Sabres owe the Oilers a sixth-round pick if Omark plays 15 games for Buffalo, but that likely won't happen. A risky fantasy option to begin with, Omark won't have any value if he stays in Europe.
  • Sabres' Omark Does Not Report To Minors

    News: Linus Omark did not report to AHL Rochester following his assignment by the Sabres, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: Linus Omark cleared waivers Saturday and was assigned to the AHL by the Sabres. He reportedly is on an "Olympic vacation" and will not report to the AHL. He is a native of Sweden and apparently has a desire to play there if he is not at the NHL level. This situation is a work in progress and should be decided relatively soon.
  • Sabres' Omark Clears Waivers

    News: Linus Omark cleared waivers Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
    Analysis: Linus Omark will now head to AHL Rochester, where he'll be able to play while the Sabres begin their break for the Winter Olympics.
  • Sabres Waive Winger Omark

    News: After 13 games and just two assists, the Sabres have waived Linus Omark.
    Analysis: Acquiring the YouTube sensation from Edmonton was already a risky move, and after 13 games the Sabres clearly feel Linus Omark isn't contributing enough. Omark has proven himself to be a capable AHL scorer, but he lacks effort and talent in other areas of the game. The 27-year-old is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and the Sabres are very unlikely to re-sign him.
  • Sabres' Omark Will Play Monday

    News: Linus Omark will draw back into the lineup for Monday's game against Edmonton, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
    Analysis: Head coach Ted Nolan is seemingly hoping that deploying Linus Omark against his former team will help elevate the skilled playmaker's game, as he has just two assists in 11 contests this year. He will get plenty of opportunities playing with Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford, though whether Omark will finish the game on that line remains to be seen. Omark is still looking for his first goal of the season and is a very high-risk, moderate-reward play.
  • Sabres' Omark To Play Tuesday

    News: After sitting out the two previous games, Linus Omark will be back in the Sabres' lineup for Tuesday's game against Florida, reports Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald.
    Analysis: Since arriving from Edmonton, the skilled playmaker has just one assist in nine games and has failed to help jump-start the anemic Sabres power play. He'll see a chance to produce alongside Buffalo's top players in Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson, but there are few guarantees here. The Sabres have lost their last two games via shootout, and having the YouTube sensation in the lineup would've helped. Linus Omark will get an audition with coach Ted Nolan mixing things up, but there's no telling how long he'll last.
  • Omark To Be Sabres' New Point Man

    News: Linus Omark was used on the point on the power play against Washington on Sunday, and will stay there for the time being, reports The Buffalo News.
    Analysis: Head coach Ted Nolan is trying something different to jump-start the Sabres' 28th ranked power play, with Linus Omark playing the point on the second unit with Brayden McNabb. The Swedish winger has incredible hands, but doesn't always make good decisions with the puck. Omark played the point for the Oilers in the past, but even with the amount of talent on that team, they were never consistently dangerous with the man advantage. Nolan is rolling the dice here, but there's not much to lose for the league's worst team. Roll the dice in fantasy if you desperately need some power play points, but, as always, be wary of his plus-minus. He is minus-24 in 74 career NHL games.