Olofsson is in his first season in North America after signing with Dallas back in May following an impressive season with IK Oskarshamn in Sweden that saw him put up 42 points in 49 games. He also earned a spot on Sweden’s Olympic team which helped to get him on the NHL radar. However, he hasn’t been as productive in the minors as Olofsson has just a dozen points in 28 games with Texas.
Olofsson will likely take the place of Riley Tufte in the Stars’ lineup. Tufte played less than five minutes in Friday’s victory over Montreal and was among the many players shuffled back to the minors on Saturday for salary cap purposes. Olofsson is a bit more of a defensive player and might be a better fit on the fourth line in Denis Gurianov’s absence.