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Avalanche's Oskar Olausson: Assigned to AHL affiliate
Olausson was reassigned to AHL Colorado on Thursday.
Olausson's demotion indicates Andrew Cogliano (lower body) or Valeri Nichushkin (illness) could be ready to return to the lineup Thursday against Winnipeg. The 2021 first-round pick made his NHL debut Tuesday against Anaheim, picking up two shots and two blocks in 11:50 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Oskar Olausson: Makes season debut
Olausson had two shots on net, two blocked shots and one hit over 11:50 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Anaheim.
Olausson was called up amid a rash of players scratched due to injury (Andrew Cogliano (lower body) and Cale Makar (lower body) or illness (Valeri Nichushkin). Olausson skated with Ross Colton and Mikko Rantanen on a night when head coach Jared Bednar blenderized the lines. Olausson's stay in the NHL could be a short one if Nichushkin is over his illness by Thursday when the Avalanche host the Jets. However, Colorado lost defenseman Bowen Byram to an upper-body injury during the second period versus the Ducks, which could impact Olausson. Hybrid forward/defenseman Kurtis MacDermid, who was active and scored a goal as a forward Tuesday, could be needed on the blue line if neither Byram nor Makar are ready to go Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Oskar Olausson: Summoned from AHL
Olausson was brought up from AHL Colorado on Tuesday.
Olausson has notched five goals and eight points in 20 AHL contests this campaign. He could get a chance to make his season debut Tuesday versus Anaheim.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Oskar Olausson: Tallies Monday
OIausson scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 3-2 preseason win over Vegas.
Olausson finished off a play with nifty stick handling before slipping the puck through the five-hole on Logan Thompson. The 21-year-old forward made an impression on head coach Jared Bednar. "The first thing I noticed when we got into main camp was the explosiveness," the coach said. "He's bigger, stronger, faster. He's a smart hockey player, obviously has some offensive upside, still coming into his game, but his explosiveness and his skating this year is much improved." Olausson, the No. 28 overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, had 11 goals and nine assists over 63 games for AHL Colorado in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 180 lbs
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