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June 14, 2019 08:40 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Secures one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 30, 2018 04:04 AM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Out six months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 3, 2018 07:01 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Traded to Montreal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 3, 2018 07:01 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Waived by team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2018 12:12 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Staying positive through rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 19, 2018 11:17 AM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Sustains shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 11, 2018 02:49 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Healthy ahead of playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 7, 2018 03:37 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Won't dress for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 5, 2018 03:09 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Set to rejoin team in San Jose
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 2, 2018 07:09 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Not traveling with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (concussion) still isn't skating and won't join the Wild for the start of their upcoming road trip, Sarah McLellan of the Star-Tribune reports.

That means Olofsson won't play against the Oilers on Monday or the Ducks on Wednesday. However, the Swede could potentially return Thursday against the Kings, although even that feels unlikely. Since the 23-year-old only has eight points -- all assists -- this season, fantasy owners should probably not be too concerned.

March 31, 2018 10:08 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Suffering from concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson is dealing with a concussion and will not play Saturday, Michael Russo of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

Olofsson sustained the injury during Thursday's game against the Stars and will need to clear concussion protocol before he's able to rejoin the lineup again. Given the limited time remaining in the regular season, the team will likely opt to take precautions with the blueliner to ensure his health for a potential postseason run.

March 30, 2018 12:04 AM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Diagnosed with upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per coach Bruce Boudreau, Olofsson (upper body) is questionable to make the trip to Dallas for Saturday's game against the Stars.

Olofsson's injury will test Minnesota's depth at defense, but his potential absence shouldn't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only totaled eight assists in 40 games this campaign. The Wild should release another update on the the 2013 second-round pick's status ahead of Saturday's contest.

March 29, 2018 09:57 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Exits with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson left Thursday's game against the Stars due to an apparent injury after logging just 4:22 of ice time, Michael Russo of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

The specific nature of Olofsson's injury remains a mystery, but Minnesota should release an update on his status ahead of Saturday's game in Dallas. Either way, there likely aren't many fantasy owners monitoring the 23-year-old blueliner's availability, as he's only tallied eight assists in 40 games this campaign.

February 28, 2018 07:36 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Stuck on bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson was a healthy scratch in Tuesday's win over St. Louis.

Olofsson had a nice run with with four assists in five games, but then got stuck on the bench as he hasn't played the past four games. It looks like he's the odd man out on the blue line even with the trade of Mike Reilly.

February 16, 2018 12:08 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Contributes sixth assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson posted his sixth assist in 19:02 of ice time in Thursday's loss to Washington.

Olofsson has been on a roll with four assists in his last five games. He's been getting steady ice time with Jonas Brodin injured, averaging 19:53 over his last five games.

December 19, 2017 12:57 AM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Struggling to find role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson was a healthy scratch during a 4-1 defeat to Chicago on Sunday.

Olofsson usually rotates with the third paring defensemen for turns in the press box, but has now been scratched in six of Minnesota's last eight games -- only averaging 10:39 of ice time in the two games he's appeared in as well, and still sits at one assist on the season. The 23-year-old has good puck moving skills and represented AHL Iowa at the AHL All-Star Game in 2016-17, but it just doesn't appear there's a role carved out for him in the Twin Cities at the moment.

November 19, 2017 01:04 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Healthy scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson was a healthy scratch in Saturday's loss to Washington, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Olofsson, Kyle Quincey and Mike Rikley have been rotating off days at the bottom of the Minnesota depth chart on the blue line. Olofsson had missed some games recently due to an injury, but this looks like a healthy scratch.

November 4, 2017 12:56 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Retreats to press box
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson will cede a start to Kyle Quincey on Saturday against the Blackhawks, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Quincey reportedly had been dealing with some type of injury that kept him out of the last two games, but either way, this only affects the depth of Minnesota's defensive core.

October 7, 2017 01:09 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Will see time at forward Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson will serve as the seventh defenseman dressing for Saturday's road game against the Hurricanes, Michael Russo of reports.

This move was necessitated by the Wild learning of an undisclosed injury to top-six pivot Mikael Granlund. Obviously Olofsson won't be placed in that spot, but he's probably versatile enough to handle the fourth line.

June 27, 2017 02:08 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Signs two-year extension with Wild
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson has agreed to a two-year, $1.45 million contract extension with the Wild.

Olofsson played a total of just 13 games with the Wild during the 2016 campaign, but at just 22 years old, they like the upside and want to keep him around for at least another season while working on his development. He'll need to earn a much bigger role during the upcoming season in order to become a relevant fantasy option, however.

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