Olsen was released from his professional tryout agreement with the Flames on Tuesday. Olsen will report to Calgary's minor-league affiliate, AHL Stockton, for its training camp in order to try to see if he fits with that program. While it's possible he could do enough to earn a two-way deal, the blueliner's best shot might be under an AHL-only contract for the 2017-18 campaign.
Olsen will be in training camp with the Flames on a professional tryout agreement, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. The Alberta native has failed to garner a full-time role at hockey's highest level since the Blackhawks made the left-shooting rearguard their 2009 first-round (28th overall) draft choice. He's had stints with the 'Hawks and Panthers, adding five goals and 17 assists over 124 games, but Olsen is far from a household name. Even if the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder impresses in his tryout, it's hard to see him standing out on a team that acquired the gritty Travis Hamonic in the offseason and renewed Michael Stone's deal for three years.
Olsen was sent back down to AHL Portland on Wednesday. Olsen was recalled on an emergency basis Tuesday, but didn't draw into the lineup against the Canadiens. With a day off before playing against the Maple Leafs, the Panthers blue line should continue to heal up enough to make Olsen surplus to the NHL team's needs.
Olsen was recalled from AHL Portland on an emergency basis Tuesday. Fellow defenseman Erik Gudbranson was spotted with a noticeable limp following Monday's contest, potentially creating a void on the blue line for Tuesday's tilt against the Canadiens. Olsen has appeared in eight games with the parent club this season, tallying a point, two penalty minutes, and a minus-1 rating.
Olsen has been returned to AHL Portland, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Olsen, a first-round (28th overall) pick in 2009, did not end up playing after getting called up to the parent club ahead of Saturday's game against Chicago, the team that drafted him. Fantasy players generally expect big offensive totals from their rostered skaters but Olsen's focus is more on the defensive aspect of the game.
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