Sports NHL rookie scoring leader, Buffalo's Olofsson, out 5-6 weeks

NHL rookie scoring leader, Buffalo’s Olofsson, out 5-6 weeks

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)– Buffalo Sabres forward and the NHL’s novice scoring leader Victor Olofsson will miss between five and 6 weeks with a lower body injury.

The Sabres supplied the update Friday, a day after Olofsson was injured during the third period of Buffalo’s 3-2 overtime win over Edmonton. Upon making a pass to establish Sam Reinhart’s objective, Olofsson was untouched when he turned up hopping behind the Oilers’ net.

He presently leads league rookies and ranks 2nd amongst Buffalo gamers with 16 objectives and 35 points in 42 video games.

Olofsson was named the NHL’s rookie of the month for December after scoring 6 objectives for 14 points in 14 video games.

The Sabres, who host Florida on Saturday, remembered forward Scott Wilson from the minors. Buffalo is already without forward Jeff Skinner, who is expected to miss another three weeks with an upper body injury.

Previously this season, Olofsson set an NHL record by having his very first seven career goals scored on the power play.

At 24, Olofsson has actually been a late-bloomer after being chosen by Buffalo in the seventh round of the 2014 draft. He invested the next 4 seasons playing in his native Sweden, before signing with the Sabres and playing in Rochester in 2015.

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