BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Sabres forward Victor Olofsson left practice early on Saturday after appearing to injure his arm.
During practice Olofsson left early after crashing into the net, resulting in him clutching his arm during a one-on-one drill.
The forward later returned to the ice, only grabbing his arm later and leaving practice all together.
During conference call with reporters, Sabres head coach Ralph Kruger told the media that Olofsson is being assessed for an injury and did not provide an update.
#Sabres HC Ralph Krueger on Victor Olofsson’s injury: “We are assessing it at the moment and we don’t have an update.”— Adam Unger (@AdamUnger_7) January 2, 2021
Olofsson left the ice around 10:30 clutching his arm, was back on the ice before it was resurfaced, and then did NOT return for the latter half of practice.
Sabres captain Jack Eichel and goalie Linus Ullmark both missed practice for the second straight day.
Kruger said both of them should be ready to go for the Sabres first game of the season on January 14th against Washington.
Krueger’s update on Eichel and Ullmark:— Adam Unger (@AdamUnger_7) January 2, 2021
“I would say it still remains day to day... my initial assessment is that we’ll give [both of them] another day at least... you just don’t want to force anything... they’ll be ready on the 14th... I’m not at all worried.” #Sabres @WKBW