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Top Victor Olofsson News

  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Reaches 40-point mark

    Olofsson found the back of the net in the Sabres' 5-2 win over Columbus on Friday.

    Olofsson's marker came midway through the second period to increase Buffalo's lead to 2-1. He has completed the season with 28 goals and 40 points in 75 outings. The 27-year-old has reached the 40-point milestone in three of his last four campaigns.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Clutch helper in win

    Olofsson recorded a power-play assist in Friday's 5-4 win over the Devils.

    Olofsson has power-play assists in back-to-back games, with his latest apple proving to be a critical one since the Devils ended up scoring a pair of unanswered goals in the third period and nearly flipped the script. While Buffalo's a longshot to make the playoffs, Olofsson's propensity for clutch moments shouldn't be overlooked; he's secured 11 game-winning goals in the past two seasons alone.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Big night with extra man

    Olofsson scored two power-play goals in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.

    Both tallies came in the third period, after the Sabres were already down 4-0, but it was still an impressive return for Olofsson after he had been a healthy scratch the last two games. The 27-year-old had only one point, a goal, over his prior 13 contests, and given his middle-six role at even strength and usual spot on the second power-play unit, Friday's performance is more likely to be a blip rather than the start of a hot streak. On the season, Olofsson has a career-high 26 goals, but only 35 points, through 66 games.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Bounced from lineup

    Olofsson will not play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    The 27-year-old is expected to be a healthy scratch with Alex Tuch (lower body) back from injured reserve. Olofsson has 24 goals in 65 games this season, but he's scored just one in the last 17 contests. He averaged just 13:16 of ice time with a minus-7 rating over his last six games.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Provides two helpers

    Olofsson logged two assists, including one on the power play, in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Kings.

    Olofsson set up Dylan Cozens and Peyton Krebs for third-period tallies. Playmaking isn't usually the primary component of Olofsson's game, but he has three assists over his last two contests, and he hasn't scored in the last four games. The winger is up to 32 points (23 goals ,nine helpers), 121 shots on net and a minus-11 rating through 52 outings.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Nets goal vs. Jets

    Olofsson found the back of the net in Buffalo's 3-2 victory over Winnipeg on Thursday.

    Olofsson scored on the power play at 10:30 of the third period to put Buffalo up 3-0. It was his 23rd goal and 29th point in 48 games in 2022-23. Olofsson has been on quite the roll lately, contributing 10 goals and 11 points over his last 12 contests.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Tallies in overtime win

    Olofsson scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.

    The winger just can't stop scoring -- this was his seventh goal over his last seven games. He gave the Sabres a brief 2-1 lead in the third period. Olofsson has 22 tallies, six assists, a minus-7 rating and 106 shots on net while filling a middle-six role. His impressive scoring rate is bolstered by a 20.8 shooting percentage, so while he can help in some fantasy formats, there's still a fair amount of risk present.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Two goals Saturday including winner

    Olofsson scored two goals, one the game-winner, in Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Ducks.

    Both his goals came in the third period as Olofsson and the Sabres blew open a 3-3 tie. The streaky 27-year-old is locked in right now and has scored eight goals in the last nine games, but he has only one assist over that stretch, continuing a season-long trend that has seen Olofsson collect 21 goals and only six helpers through 45 games.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Scores again in win

    Olofsson scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders.

    Olofsson tied the game 2-2 midway through the third period, ripping a wrist shot from the circle past Ilya Sorokin. Olofsson has heated up of late, with four goals and an assist in his last five contests. The 27-year-old winger is up to 25 points (19 goals, six assists) through 44 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Nets 18th goal of 2022-23

    Olofsson netted a goal in Buffalo's 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago on Tuesday.

    Olofsson's marker came at 12:15 of the first period to tie the game at 1-1. That put him up to 18 goals and 24 points in 43 contests in 2022-23. He's been held off the scoresheet just once in his last four games.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Scores again Saturday

    Olofsson scored a power-play goal on two shots in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Predators.

    Olofsson tallied for the second game in a row, and he's lit the lamp four times in his last five. This was his first power-play point since Dec. 4 -- he's been less effective on the second unit, but he's made up for it with a burst of even-strength offense. The 27-year-old winger has 17 tallies, six helpers, 94 shots on net and a minus-10 rating through 41 contests overall.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: On 30-goal pace

    Olofsson scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Jets on Thursday.

    Olofsson is in a Cy Young season -- he has 16 goals and just six assists in 40 games and is well on the way to a new career mark. Olofsson has scored 20 goals twice and could top 30 this year.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Snipes twice to carry win

    Olofsson scored twice, including the winner, in a 6-5 overtime victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

    His goals bookended the game. Olofsson opened the scoring in the first on a one-timer from the right circle off a no-look pass from Casey Mittelstadt. He then scored the winner with 19 seconds remaining in overtime. The goals snapped a seven-game goal drought for the winger, who now has 15 goals and five assists in 37 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Earns assist Thursday

    Olofsson logged an assist and blocked two shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche.

    Olofsson helped out on a Rasmus Dahlin goal in the second period, which stood as the game-winner. With two goals and three assists in his last six games, it's been a solid stretch for Olofsson. The winger is up to 13 goals, five helpers, 65 shots on net and a minus-8 rating in 30 contests overall, and he remains stuck on the third line with second-unit power-play minutes.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Snaps slump with two-point night

    Olofsson scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Kings.

    All of Buffalo's scoring came in the third period, with Olofsson potting the second tally in the sudden eruption of offense. The 27-year-old hadn't produced a multi-point performance since Nov. 2, managing only three goals and four points during the 13 games in between, and his numbers on the season (13 goals and four helpers in 29 games) are similarly lopsided. Olofsson's providing some valuable production from the Sabres' third line, but without a top-six placement or a consistent spot on the power play, his fantasy ceiling remains limited.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Nabs power-play helper

    Olofsson logged a power-play assist and went minus-2 in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Sharks.

    Olofsson snapped a three-game slump with his helper. The 27-year-old had an uneven November, registering five goals and an assist in 14 games while seeing his role gradually decrease to bottom-six duties and power-play time. He's picked up 11 goals, two helpers, five power-play points, 59 shots on net and a minus-8 rating. He needs to score consistently to be on the fantasy radar.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Scores in Friday's loss

    Olofsson scored a goal in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes.

    This was the first time all season Olofsson has scored just once in a game -- he had four multi-goal efforts and six scoreless outings entering Friday. The ability to score in bunches has been nice to see, but the winger has done almost nothing else. He has just one assist to go with nine goals, 33 shots on net and a plus-5 rating in 11 contests this year.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Notches fourth two-goal game

    Olofsson scored two goals on three shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.

    Remarkably, Olofsson's eight goals through 10 games have come in the form of four separate two-goal outings. He tied the game at 3-3 at 6:29 into the third period, then rounded out the scoring by hitting an empty net with seven seconds remaining. If he can stay healthy, Olofsson should breeze by his previous high of 20 goals as a staple in the top six for the surprisingly high-scoring Sabres.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Sudden sniper strikes twice

    Olofsson scored two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-3 overtime win over Chicago on Saturday.

    Both came on the power play. He scored from the high slot off a face-off win by Casey Mittelstadt at 6:19 of the first period. He won it on a one-timer from the right circle off a feed from Rasmus Dahlin. Olofsson now has six goals and one assist in eight games this season and is shooting at an unsustainable 23.1 percent. There will be reversion to the mean soon enough -- Olofsson's career shooting percentage is 13.1.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 182 lbs
Birthplace: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
Age: 28
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left