According to the timeline given by the Sabres, the earliest that Olofsson would be back on the ice for game action would be on Friday, Feb. 7 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The 24-year-old has put up some excellent numbers in his rookie season with 16 goals and 19 assists for 35 points in 42 games played. Olofsson leads all rookies in both goals and points, and his 19 assists ranks third behind Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes. All three of those players are the likely front-runners for the Calder Trophy this season as the NHL's top rookie.
The Sabres are back to game action on Saturday afternoon against the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center for '90s Day. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. on our sister station, WBEN News Radio 930 AM with the Paul William Beltz Pregame Show getting started at noon with Brian Koziol from the arena.