Olofsson cleared waivers Monday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Olofsson can now be assigned to AHL Laval or to Montreal's taxi squad.
The Canadiens placed Olofsson on waivers Sunday, Matt Cudzinowski of the Canadiens' official site reports.
Olofsson now becomes a candidate for Montreal's taxi squad if he goes unclaimed. The 26-year-old blueliner, who appeared in three games for the Canadiens last season, had one goal and 15 assists while finishing at plus-7 over 57 games for AHL Laval in 2019-20.
Olofsson (undisclosed) is on the ice for Saturday's practice, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Olofsson missed the Canadiens' last two practices with an undisclosed issue. The 26-year-old blueliner only appeared in three games with the big club last campaign, so he'll likely either end up on Montreal's taxi squad or in the minors to start the 2020-21 season.
Olofsson (undisclosed) has been deemed unfit to participate in Thursday's practice, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Olofsson only appeared in three games with the Canadiens last season and is nothing more than organizational depth at this stage in his career, so there's no reason for fantasy managers to monitor his status.
Olofsson will take part in Phase 3 training camp with the Habs.
Olofsson spent the bulk of the season with AHL Laval, for which he notched one goal and 15 helpers in 57 appearances. Selected by Montreal in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft, the 25-year-old Swede should be in the mix for a roster spot heading into the 2020-21 campaign but may need to continue logging time in the minors.
Olofsson agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract extension with Montreal on Wednesday.
After playing in 41 games for the Wild back in 2017-18, Olofsson only managed to break into three games this season for Montreal in which he averaged a paltry 8:06 of ice time. If the organization allows pending UFA Christian Folin to walk in the offseason, it could open the door for Olofsson to compete for a roster spot ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
Olofsson was reassigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday.
Olofsson averaged a mere 8:06 of ice time in three games with the Habs, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him headed back to the minors, where he should log big minutes for the Rocket against AHL Cleveland on Wednesday. With Victor Mete (ankle) still on the shelf, Olofsson figures to be recalled ahead of the Habs' clash with Colorado on Thursday.
Olofsson made his Montreal debut Saturday, recording one shot and three blocked shots while finishing minus-2 over 11:16 of ice time in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers.
Olofsson is a recent call-up from AHL Laval to help out a beleaguered blue line, which suffered an injury Saturday when Victor Mete (lower body) was forced to leave the game. Olofsson will remain with the Canadiens for now but will likely serve as part of the third defensive pairing or as a spare part. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Olofsson played 56 games over three seasons with the Wild, posting 0-11-11 totals.
Olofsson was recalled from AHL Laval on Friday.
The Canadiens placed Paul Byron on injured reserve in a corresponding move. It remains to be seen whether Olofsson will crack the lineup or simply serves as roster depth. Given the recent poor play of the defense, it would not be surprising to see Olofsson given a shot to play in one of the two games this weekend.
Olofsson (upper body) was designated for waivers Thursday in order to move him down to the minors.
Olofsson's upper-body issue originally saw him placed on non-roster injured reserve to start the season, but it appears the blueliner is now healthy enough to be sent down to AHL Laval. Given the Habs' defensive depth, the Swede will be hard pressed to break into an NHL game this year.
Olofsson is considered out indefinitely with an upper-body injury that he suffered prior to training camp, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
A shoulder problem plagued Olofsson last year, though this appears to be a separate issue. The Swedish blueliner's injury will all but guarantee that he starts the year in the minors with AHL Laval, though he could earn a call-up later in the season.
Olofsson (shoulder) signed a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal on Friday.
Olofsson was limited to just two games with AHL Laval last season due to a shoulder injury. The 24-year-old logged a total of 56 NHL games with the Wild over three seasons, notching 11 assists and 16 PIM during that span. The Swede will get a look during training camp, but he'll almost certainly begin the 2019-20 campaign in the minors.
Olofsson (shoulder) had surgery and will miss six months, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Olofsson is down in the minors with AHL Laval, but he's a fringe player who could have gotten called up in a pinch during the year. However, if this timeline is correct, he's out for the rest of the regular season, which means that will not be happening.
The Wild traded Olofsson to the Canadiens in exchange for Will Bitten on Wednesday.
Olofsson was unable to carve out a consistent role with the Wild during his first three years in the organization, totaling 11 assists in 56 appearances, so the Canadiens will hope a change of scenery will help the 2013 second-round pick reach his potential. Olofsson will report to Montreal's minor-league affiliate for the start of the campaign, but he'll likely split time between the NHL and AHL this season.
Olofsson (shoulder) was placed on waivers by the Wild on Tuesday.
Per NHL rules, Olofsson would have required medical clearance before hitting the waiver wire, so he should be healthy and ready to go for AHL Iowa. The defenseman should be able to earn some NHL action this season, but figures to spend the bulk of the year in the minors.
Olofsson (shoulder) has no timeline for his return, but he's still determined to start the season in the NHL, Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune reports.
Olofsson was injured early in the preseason when he was hit by young sniper Patrik Laine of the Jets, though the defenseman has maintained a positive attitude through his recovery, as he believes he can still claim a roster at the top level. "It's definitely my goal," he said. "I think it depends on [a] numbers game and how guys perform. But I'll be ready. I'll set myself up for every opportunity that we have. I just want to help the team win whenever that presents itself." Oloffson had eight assists representing his point total through 41 NHL contests in 2017-18.
Olofsson suffered a shoulder injury in Monday's preseason clash with Winnipeg, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Olofsson is among a crowded field of defenders competing for a spot on the 23-man roster and this injury could land him in the minors for the start of the season. Even if the Swede is with AHL Iowa on Opening Night, he should still be on the short list of potential call-ups throughout the season.
Olofsson (concussion) is expected to be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Jets.
Olofsson missed the final five games of the regular season due to a concussion, so it's good to see the 23-year-old blueliner back to 100 percent ahead of postseason play. He isn't listed in the projected lineup for Wednesday's contest, but if Jared Spurgeon (hamstring) is unable to go, Olofsson could be called into action against the Jets.
Olofsson (concussion) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's season finale against San Jose.
Olofsson made the trip to San Jose for Saturday's contest, which indicates he's likely nearing a return to action, but there's no reason for him to suit up for a meaningless game ahead of postseason play. Minnesota should release another update on the 23-year-old blueliner's status ahead of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against Winnipeg.
Olofsson (concussion) will make the trip to San Jose ahead of Saturday's matchup against the Sharks, Michael Russo of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
Olofsson didn't make the trip to Los Angeles for the first of the two-game west coast swing to close out the regular season, but the news that he's traveling to San Jose bodes well for his chances of getting a game in before the postseason. Even if he doesn't play Saturday, it sounds as though the blueliner will have a good chance at being ready for the postseason.
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