Friday: Olofsson has cleared waivers and can be assigned to the AHL.
Thursday: The Montreal Canadiens have placed Gustav Olofsson on waivers, indicating that the defenseman is now healthy enough to return to action. Olofsson was originally placed on season-opening injured reserve, but will likely be sent to the minor leagues if he clears waivers.
Olofsson, 24, was acquired from the Minnesota Wild exactly a year ago, but after playing just two games with the Laval Rocket re-injured his shoulder and needed surgery. That ended his 2018-19 season and after suffering another upper-body prior to training camp this year, the young defenseman hasn’t been able to get into any action.
Originally selected in the second round of the 2013 draft, it’s been tough sledding so far for the 6’2″ Swede. If he can get healthy again and start contributing for the Rocket there’s a good chance he would be one of the first few call-ups for Montreal, but at this point it’s hard to know what kind of an impact he could make. In 56 NHL games for the Wild, he has 11 points.