Olofsson (lower body) joined the team during its recent road trip and performed off-ice workouts without a walking boot, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
This is a positive step in recovery for Olofsson, who was originally given a 5-to-6-week timetable for a return when he was injured Jan. 3. The 24-year-old's absence has been a tough loss for the Sabres, especially considering he's been enjoying a career-best season with 35 points in 43 games. Luckily for Olofsson, the Sabres don't resume game action until Jan. 28, and he appears still on track for a mid-February return to the lineup, if not a little sooner.
Olofsson will miss 5-6 weeks due to a lower-body injury suffered against Edmonton on Thursday.
Even on the short end of his recovery timeline, Olofsson can be expected to miss a minimum of 12 games due to his upper-body issue. With Jeff Skinner (upper body) still on the shelf, the Sabres are now missing a pair of top-six forwards and will have to rely even more on Jack Eichel to carry the offense. The recently acquired Michael Frolik could be a candidate to replace Olofsson on the first line. While not official yet, it's only a matter of time before the club designates Olofsson for injured reserve.
Olofsson left Thursday's game and didn't return after suffering a non-contact injury, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
The Sabres didn't sound optimistic about the injury following the game, as it looked like Olofsson got his skate caught in a rut and everything twisted awkwardly from there. Owners will have to hold their collective breath on this one, as the scoring rookie was just coming off the NHL's Rookie of the Month award for December, the second time he's gotten it this season. Olofsson -- who has 35 points in 42 games this season -- did have an assist before departing.
Olofsson posted two assists and five shots on goal in a 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old has two goals and six points in his last four games. From a points perspective, that's tied for the best four-game stretch for him this season. Olofsson also has seven goals and 18 points in the last 15 games, including four goals and 12 points in the most recent eight contests. In the last 15 games, Olofsson hasn't registered a point in just two contests. Overall, he has 14 goals and 32 points in 35 games this season.
Olofsson scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders.
He blasted home a one-timer on a pass from Rasmus Dahlin in the second period for his 14th goal of the year. Olofsson continues to benefit from skating alongside the red-hot Jack Eichel -- over his last 19 games, the second-year winger has eight goals and 21 points.
Olofsson recorded a pair of assists in a 5-2 win over St. Louis on Tuesday.
Olofsson was held out of the goal column in this one, despite firing four shots on net. Starved of goals on the night, Olofsson did all his damage in the assist column, adding two to his season total. He now has 16 assists and 12 goals this season, in 32 games.
Olofsson scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.
The PP tally was his first since Oct. 16, but Olofsson has been doing plenty of damage lately at five-on-five -- he has five goals and 12 points over the last 10 games while riding shotgun for Jack Eichel. The 24-year-old now has 26 points (12 goals, 14 helpers) in 30 games in a breakout campaign.
Olofsson posted two assists and two hits in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.
Olofsson's helpers came on even-strength tallies by Sam Reinhart in the first period and Jake McCabe in the third. Olofsson has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last nine games, posting four goals and six helpers in that span. The Swede has 24 points, including 10 on the power play, through 29 games this season while skating on Jack Eichel's left wing.
Olofsson had a goal and an assist and was plus-2 in Monday's 7-1 win over the Devils.
Olofsson has been incredibly consistent in 2019-20, having logged 10 points in both October and November prior to Monday's performance. The 24-year-old has produced at least one point in 11 of his last 13 games, with 10 of those points coming at even strength.
Olofsson collected his 10th assist of the season during Monday's 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
Olofsson ran his point streak to four games and took a game-high 26 shifts totaling 22:56 of ice time, but his team was outplayed for the better part of 60 minutes. With his assist Monday, Oloffson has 18 points in 24 games this season.
Olofsson scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Panthers.
Olofsson is riding a three-game point streak and has written his name on the scoresheet in seven of his last eight outings. The Swede will look to keep his momentum rolling on the road versus the Lightning on Monday.
Olofsson put up an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over Ottawa.
Playing his first full season at the NHL level and every step of the way, Olofsson has shown he belongs, now with 14 points in 19 games. The 24-year-old is currently riding a four-game point streak and will be looking to make it five in a row when the Sabres pay a visit to the Blackhawks on Sunday.
Olofsson recorded a power-play assist and two PIM in Friday's 2-0 win over the Red Wings.
Olofsson made headlines for his scoring prowess early in the season, but he's been limited to two power-play helpers in his last five games. The Swedish winger has 10 points through 12 games, with eight of those points coming on the man advantage.
Olofsson scored a power-play goal on two shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks.
This is not a recording -- all six of Olofsson's tallies this year have come with a man advantage. The Swedish rookie is making the most of his first-unit usage with all the goals, but he's not going to shoot over 30 percent forever. Olofsson has eight points and 17 shots in seven games.
Olofsson scored his fifth power-play goal of the 2019-20 season in a 4-0 win over Dallas on Monday.
Olofsson has been on fire to start the year, with seven points in six games. He certainly has plenty of scoring touch at this level and opposing teams will now have to start focusing on shutting down the young winger if they hope to defeat the red-hot Sabres. The 24-year-old is now tied with Edmonton's James Neal for the league lead in power-play goals with five.
Olofsson scored a power-play goal and had four shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime victory over Montreal.
Olofsson has now collected at least one point in all four games this season and has found the net in each of the last three. All four of his goals this year -- and all six in his young career -- have come with the man advantage. The 24-year-old joined the Sabres' organization last season after five years in the Swedish Elite League, scoring 30 goals and 63 points in 66 games with Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester.
Olofsson scored a pair of power-play goals in a 7-2 win over the Devils on Saturday.
Olofsson's first goal of the season opened the scoring Saturday, and then he found the back of the net again in the second period to give the hosts a 5-1 lead entering the final 20 minutes. The pair of goals, on top of his assist from Opening Night, gives Olofsson three points through two games.
Olofsson has been playing on Buffalo's top line in training camp.
The rookie winger appears to have the inside track on starting the season on a line with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. Olofsson posted 63 points in 66 games for Rochester in 2018-19, as well as four points in six games for the Sabres. He makes for an intriguing sleeper pick with plenty of upside should he deliver on his opportunity.
Olofsson was sent down to the AHL on Monday.
Olofsson spent the majority of this season in the AHL, tallying 60 points in 64 games. As a late-season call-up for the Sabres, the 23-year-old was able to find the scoresheet four times in his first six NHL contests.
Olofsson registered a goal on the power play Thursday night, helping his team earn a 5-2 win over Ottawa.
With four points in five games, Olofsson looks like he's going to be around for a while in Buffalo. The Sabres seem to like what they see from him, and he's a good add in dynasty leagues based on the chance of playing with Jack Eichel on a regular basis in the future.
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