• Clears waivers

    News: Dylan Olsen cleared waivers and is headed to AHL Portland, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: Dylan Olsen split time between the Panthers and AHL San Antonio last season, playing 44 games in the NHL and posting two goals and six assists in that span with a minus-7 rating. The former first-round pick in 2009 hasn't really materialized the way the team might've hoped, but at just 24-years-old, the big bodied defenseman could still become a NHL player down the road. He could be one of the first defensemen called up when injury strikes the Panthers' blue line.
  • Panthers' Olsen Clears Waivers

    News: Dylan Olsen cleared waivers Friday, Jameson Olive of FOX Sports Florida reports.
    Analysis: It's a bit surprising no team was willing to put in a claim for Dylan Olsen, who has good size and youth going for him. The Panthers are surely happy to retain the 24-year-old, but with no regular lineup spot available for him with the big club, he figures to head to AHL San Antonio for now.
  • Panthers' Olsen Placed On Waivers

    News: Dylan Olsen was placed on waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: The writing was on the wall for Dylan Olsen to be dropped from the roster after Alex Petrovic was recalled from AHL San Antonio following Olsen's poor performance Tuesday against the Red Wings. The 24-year-old Olsen has only eight points in 44 games this season, but his relative youth, ample size, and first-round pedigree might offer enough intrigue for a team to scoop him up off waivers.
  • Panthers' Olsen Scores In Loss

    News: Dylan Olsen netted his second goal of the season in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
    Analysis: The 24-year-old had just one point in his last 15 contests and now has just seven points through 36 games. At this point, there isn't much there from a fantasy perspective for the blueliner.
  • Panthers' Robak Healthy Scratch Monday

    News: Dylan Olsen was a healthy scratch from Monday's game against the Wild, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: Dylan Olsen was scratched from the lineup minutes before Monday's game began, despite the fact that he's recorded four assists on the season. The Panthers face the Hurricanes on Wednesday, and it remains to be seen whether Olsen will continue to sit on the bench or reenter the lineup.
  • Panthers' Olsen Credited With Assist In Win

    News: Dylan Olsen picked up his fourth assist of the season and had a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 6-2 win over Anaheim.
    Analysis: The assist was Dylan Olsen's first point in nine games and his first plus rating game in his last eight. The Calgary native has been a very steady defenseman this season for Florida playing alongside Erik Gudbranson. Olsen has been seeing second unit power play time, playing 1:01 minutes on average per game this season. So don't expect big things out of him this season offensively.
  • Florida's Olsen Picks Up Assist In Defeat

    News: Dylan Olsen assisted on Erik Gudbranson's first-period goal in Thursday's loss to the Lightning.
    Analysis: Dylan Olsen and Gudbranson formed the Panthers' third pairing in the season opener, with both blueliners logging less than 15 minutes of ice time. The 23-year-old Olsen has shown some promise as an offensive threat during his brief time with the Panthers, so he could be someone worth monitoring in deeper formats.
  • Panthers Sign Olsen To Two-Year Deal

    News: Dylan Olsen signed a two-year deal with the Panthers on Monday.
    Analysis: The 23-year-old appeared in 44 games for the Panthers last season, recording 12 points. He was acquired from the Blackhawks in November after appearing in 72 games for the team in 2011 and 2012.
  • Panthers' Olsen Is Plus-2 In Win

    News: Dylan Olsen recorded a plus-2 rating in Tuesday night's 3-2 victory over the Senators.
    Analysis: Dylan Olsen saw a healthy 15:51 minutes of action Tuesday night and was on the ice for both of the Cats' goals. However, the 23-year-old defenseman has not registered a point in the past 12 games and his early season hot-streak appears to have been a mirage.
  • Panthers Recall Olsen

    News: Dylan Olsen was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Thursday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: The Panthers sent the young defenseman to the AHL to get further playing time while the parent club was off during the Olympics. With the Panthers likely out of playoff contention at this point, expect the team to give Dylan Olsen the opportunity to play regularly over the final 24 games.