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October 29, 2020 12:52 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Pens two-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson signed a two-year, $6.1 million contract extension with the Sabres on Thursday.

Olofsson had a fantastic rookie campaign in 2019-20, racking up 22 goals and 42 points while firing 127 shots on net in 54 games. The 25-year-old winger should only continue to improve during his sophomore season, making him a highly attractive option in all fantasy formats. Olofsson will continue to skate in a top-six role while also receiving major minutes on one of Buffalo's power-play units in 2020-21.

April 1, 2020 01:00 AM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Strong rookie campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson has 42 points in 54 games played so far this season.

A lower-body injury has limited Olofsson to 54 contests, but he has still produced 42 points. That would put him on pace for 64 points in a full season. He has found success on the man advantage, which is where he's produced 11 of his 20 goals. He has been one of the brighter spots on a struggling Sabres club.

March 9, 2020 10:32 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Lands on 20-goal mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson scored a goal on three shots Monday in a 3-2 shootout win over the Capitals.

Olofsson ripped a one-timer from the right faceoff circle just under five minutes into the game to stake Buffalo to a 1-0 lead. It was the 20th goal of the season for the rookie, who hadn't found the net in his previous eight games. A seventh-round pick by Buffalo in 2014, Olofsson has provided 42 points in 54 games in 2019-20 and owns a 15.7 shooting percentage.

March 3, 2020 11:20 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Doesn't miss time despite injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (leg) had two shots and was minus-1 in a 3-1 loss to the Jets on Tuesday.

Olofsson was felled by a leg injury Saturday against Arizona but ended up not missing any games. He wasn't a factor, however, in Tuesday's matchup with the Jets, going without a point for the sixth consecutive game. The 24-year-old has had a fine rookie season overall, producing 19 goals and 40 points in 51 games.

March 3, 2020 04:20 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Ready to rock Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (leg) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Jets, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Olofsson suffered an ugly right leg injury in Saturday's game against the Coyotes, but it wasn't too serious, as he returned to practice Monday and will flank Jack Eichel on the top line Tuesday. The 24-year-old rookie ranks third on the team in both goals (19) and points (40) through 50 games.

March 2, 2020 07:04 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Possible good news
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson returned to practice Monday after leaving Saturday's game in Arizona with what looked like a nasty right leg injury, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

This could bring a major sigh of relief for those that already dealt with the talented rookie's previous 15-game absence. We'll see if Olofsson can get cleared ahead of Tuesday's game at Winnipeg.

February 29, 2020 10:00 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Exits with injury Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (lower body) will not return to Saturday's game against the Coyotes.

Olofsson appeared to get his leg jammed into the boards near the bench during a puck battle. He couldn't put any weight on his right leg as he got off the ice and went to the locker room. The severity of Olofsson's injury is unknown for now -- expect an update on his condition prior to Tuesday's game against the Jets.

February 19, 2020 12:40 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Power-play machine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson scored a power-play goal, had six shots, and collected an assist in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to Ottawa.

In three games back, Olofsson has registered five points, three coming on Buffalo power plays. The Sabres' forward now has 17 power-play points this season. Olofsson's shooting percentage (17.1) is among the best in the NHL, so the 24-year-old belongs in fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy.

February 16, 2020 10:28 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Produces power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson notched a power-play helper and four shots on goal in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

Olofsson has three points in two games since his return from a lower-body injury. The 24-year-old is now at 38 points in 44 appearances, 16 of which have come with a man advantage. He'll continue to be a fixture on Jack Eichel's line for the foreseeable future.

February 13, 2020 11:32 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Returns in style
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (lower body) scored two goals in his return to the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jackets. The first came on the power play and the second secured the 4-3 overtime win.

Olofsson's heroics began at the 2:10 mark of the third period, when he tied the game at two apiece. They continued in the extra session, as the Swede's 18th goal of the season clinched the victory for Buffalo 2:44 into overtime. What a return for Olofsson, who was playing in his first game since Jan. 2. If you held onto him through the injury, get Olofsson activated pronto.

February 13, 2020 02:04 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Ready to roll
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (lower body) will rejoin the action for Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, Brayton J. Wilson of WGR 550 reports.

Olofsson's offensive success waned prior to the injury, as he notched just one assist over the five games prior to his month-long absence from the lineup. He's still in the midst of a breakout campaign for the Sabres, racking up 35 points through 42 contests played, and the winger should return to a top-six and power-play role upon his reinsertion Thursday.

February 13, 2020 03:08 AM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: In contention Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (lower body) could return to the lineup against Columbus on Thursday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Olofsson still needs to be activated off injured reserve, though coach Ralph Krueger called the winger "an option." The Swede returned to his familiar first-line spot at Wednesday's practice session and figures to link up with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart once given final clearance to play.

February 8, 2020 02:00 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Getting close to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (lower body) has been practicing and could return to the lineup soon, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Olofsson probably still needs a week before returning, but Thursday's matchup versus the Blue Jackets is certainly a possibility. The 24-year-old was among the top Calder candidates prior to injury, as he racked up 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) across 42 contests. With the Sabres struggling, Olofsson's return would be a major boost as they try to claw back into the playoff race.

February 5, 2020 09:36 AM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Could return to practice soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (lower body) is still working on his recovery but could start practicing in the next 4-5 days, WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Based on coach Ralph Krueger's timeline, Olofsson will miss the next three games for sure, though it could certainly be longer as he gets back up to game speed. Once cleared to play, the winger should retake his spot on the top line with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart.

January 28, 2020 03:28 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Improving, but likely out this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson remains listed as week-to-week with the ankle injury he suffered Jan. 2, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. "We're optimistic. We still need to give it a couple of weeks probably but he's progressing in a really good way," coach Ralph Krueger said Monday. "Every step has been positive but we're not going to rush the situation here."

While the Sabres will get fellow sniper Jeff Skinner (upper body) back Tuesday against the Senators, Olofsson -- while seemingly on the upswing -- still has to make some improvements before he's ready to return. Make sure he's out of your lineup this week following the All-Star break.

January 19, 2020 01:36 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Working back from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 4, 2020 11:24 AM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Facing long-term absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 3, 2020 03:24 PM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Injured in Thursday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 18, 2019 08:20 AM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Extends hot streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 15, 2019 10:12 AM
Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Two points in OT loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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