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52-24-6 110
47-20-15 109
46-26-10 102
45-29-8 98
41-32-9 91
39-37-6 84
37-41-4 78
30-36-16 76

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2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 8 15 -1 11:34 4

Top Victor Olofsson News

  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Lights lamp in return

    Olofsson scored his fifth goal of the season in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Returning to the lineup for the first time since Feb. 15, Olofsson wired a shot over Ilya Samsonov's glove on the rush in the second period. The 28-year-old winger had missed the prior nine games with an illness, but he was having trouble staying out of the press box even before that. Olofsson's suited up for only 36 games this season, mainly skating in a bottom-six role and managing just 13 points, but the Casey Mittelstadt trade to Colorado could at least open up a consistent lineup spot for Olofsson now that he's healthy.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Returns to practice

    Olofsson (illness) is expected to rejoin the Sabres on Sunday against the Hurricanes, Heather Engel of reports.

    Olofsson had missed the Sabres' last four contests with an illness, though he was back at practice Sunday prior to a home matchup with Carolina. It's been a tough year for the 28-year-old Olofsson -- he has four goals and 12 points through 35 games while serving as a healthy scratch of late.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Dealing with illness

    Olofsson (illness) won't accompany the Sabres on the team's upcoming two-game road trip, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    If Olofsson sits out the next two contests, his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup would be Sunday's home matchup against Carolina. The 28-year-old forward has been a healthy scratch for the past two games, so he may not return to action once he's back to 100 percent. Olofsson has four goals, 12 points and 46 shots on net over 35 appearances this season.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Healthy scratch Thursday

    Olofsson (illness) missed Thursday's tilt versus Ottawa as a healthy scratch, Bill Hoppe of Buffalo Hockey Beat reports.

    Olofsson sat out two games with the flu, but he was well enough to play Thursday. Olofsson was a healthy scratch for a couple of games at the end of December and he has played only once in the Sabres' last six contests. Olofsson has four goals and eight assists in 31 games -- a huge regression from last season when he had 28 tallies in 75 contests.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Remains out

    Olofsson (illness) will not rejoin the lineup against Ottawa on Thursday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Olofsson continues to be unavailable for the Sabres despite the injury to Jeff Skinner (upper body). Olofsson has been skating with the team, including filling in for Skinner in a first-line role at practice. As such, once given the all-clear, Olofsson could be in contention for a spot in the top six.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Still day-to-day

    Olofsson (illness) won't be available to play Tuesday against Seattle despite taking part in the morning skate, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

    Olofsson is considered day-to-day. He has generated four goals, 12 points and 42 shots on net in 31 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Spotted at practice

    Olofsson (illness) is practicing ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Kraken, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Olofsson should be an option against Seattle, but he's been a healthy scratch for three of the Sabres' last four games, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him sent to the press box for Tuesday's contest. The 28-year-old vet has collected 12 points through 31 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Day-to-day with illness

    Olofsson didn't practice Monday because of an illness, Heather Engel of reports.

    Olofsson was a healthy scratch Saturday against Pittsburgh, so he may not play Tuesday versus Seattle even if he is fully recovered. He has supplied four goals, 12 points and 42 shots on net in 31 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Buries penalty shot

    Olofsson scored on a penalty shot in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Predators.

    Olofsson was tripped by Jeremy Lauzon on a scoring chance just over halfway through the second period. The goal was Olofsson's first in nine games, though he had a trio of two-assist efforts in that span to remain moderately productive in a bottom-six role. The winger has three goals, seven helpers, 28 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating through 19 outings this season. He'll likely remain in the lineup due to the Sabres battling a number of injuries up front, but Olofsson could be a healthy scratch when the team is closer to full strength.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Gets two helpers Monday

    Olofsson registered two assists in a 5-1 win over the Rangers on Monday.

    Olofsson earned his third multi-point game over his last four contests and his fourth over seven games. His recent hot spell is in stark contrast to his run of one assist through his first nine outings of 2023-24. Olofsson is serving in a middle-six capacity and isn't likely to be elevated beyond that role for any substantial period. That makes it a bit unlikely the 28-year-old will be able to maintain his recent offensive success long term.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Helps out twice in home win

    Olofsson posted two assists in Friday's 3-2 win against the Penguins.

    One of Olofsson's assists was the secondary helper on Jeff Skinner's power-play goal at 5:13 of the third period. Olofsson finished with a shot on goal in 14:09 of ice time across 19 shifts. After getting blanked in six games in October, he has come alive lately with two goals and six points in the past five games. He'll look to stay hot Saturday on the road against the Devils.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Tickles twine twice in loss

    Olofsson scored his first two goals of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins.

    The veteran winger had only one assist through his first nine games of the season while bouncing in and out of the press box, but Olofsson's offense woke up Tuesday -- after banging home a puck that caromed straight to him off the end boards late in the second period, he scored a sniper's goal in the third by taking a pass in the slot from John-Jason Peterka with his back to the Boston net, then spinning and going top shelf over Linus Ullmark in one smooth motion. Olofsson fired home a career-high 28 goals last season, and with Tage Thompson (upper body) now potentially sidelined for a lengthy period, Buffalo needs him to rediscover that form quickly.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Set to sit as healthy scratch

    Olofsson will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday night's game versus Tampa Bay.

    This news comes as a bit of a surprise following the 28-goal, 40-point performance Olofsson submitted in 2022-23, but he's struggled a bit to start the 2023-24 campaign, going scoreless while posting a minus-2 rating and just one shot on net through the first two games of the season. Tyson Jost will replace Olofsson in the lineup against the Lightning.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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