News:Mark Olver scored his fourth goal of the season in Colorado's loss to Detroit on Friday.
Analysis:Mark Olver sees a scant 9:17 of ice time per game and has a modest six points through 28 games, but his goal on Friday was a deft backhand move on a breakaway to beat Jimmy Howard.
News:Mark Olver re-signed a two-year deal with Colorado on Saturday, reports Renaud Lavoie of RDS.
Analysis: His fantasy value is tied to his role, but the deal includes a two-way in the first season. That suggests he could easily be in the AHL to start the season (and more).
News: Coach Joe Sacco feels Mark Olver has performed well in place of the injured Matt Duchene, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: "He plays fearless," Sacco said of Mark Olver. "He's a smaller guy in stature, but he plays with some bite, with an edge, and goes into the hard areas of the ice. He does not shy away from physical play at all, and that's why a guy that size can have success. He's a smart player, and he's been a spark plug for us." Olver continues to see roughly 14 minutes of ice time per night, centering Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller on the Avs' second line. With a goal and an assist in his last four games, Olver's fantasy upside is very good, especially considing the quality of his linemates. Consider plucking him from your league's waiver wire if you have room on your fantasy roster.
News: With Matt Duchene out with an ankle injury, Mark Olver will center a line with Peter Mueller and Milan Hejduk when the Avs face the Predators on Thursday, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: With five points in just 10 games, Mark Olver is making the most of his limited opportunities this year. He scored his third goal of the season in Tuesday's 7-1 romp over Minnesota, and there could be more where that came from if he shows some chemistry with Mueller and Hejduk against the Preds on Thursday. Keep an eye on this talented youngster.
News:Mark Olver scored his second goal of the season during Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Kings. It was his third point in as many games since being recalled from AHL Lake Erie last week.
Analysis:Mark Olver has been a nice addition for the Avs, proving himself to be a responsible two-way center who can also score when called upon. He's seeing about 15 minutes per game on the third line alongside Daniel Winnik and David Jones, giving him modest fantasy value in deeper formats.
News:Mark Olver, recently recalled from AHL Lake Erie, will skate on a line with Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog against the Oilers on Friday, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Mark Olver should see plenty of scoring opportunites playing with guys of O'Reilly's and Landeskog's caliber. Monitor closely to see how much chemistry Olver shows with his new linemates.
News:Mark Olver was recalled from AHL Lake Erie on Thursday, according to the Avs' official site.
Analysis:Mark Olver, who has nine points in 15 games for the monsters thus far, will likely fill in for TJ Galiardi who was placed on injured reserve Thursday with an upper-body injury. Olver doesn't project as anything more than a third- or fourth-line forward for the Avs at this point.
News: Olver returned to the lineup Monday against Anaheim following a one-game absence due to a head injury. He went pointless in 10:27 of ice time.
Analysis: Olver has six points (1G, 5A) in 13 games for the Avs, which isn't bad if you extrapolate that over a full season. However, he's seeing mostly checking-line duty these days, which limits his fantasy appeal. He should be started only in very deep formats.
News: Olver (head) remains day-to-day, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Olver will travel with the Avs to California for games against the Kings and Ducks this weekend, but is not expected to play. Keep him reserved for now.
News: Olver left during the first period of Thursday's 4-3 loss to Toronto after taking an open-ice hit from Mike Komisarek, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: It appeared Olver may have sustained a head injury on the play. He will undergo further evaluation Friday.
News: Olver picked up his first NHL goal in Thursday's loss to Calgary.
Analysis: He's been skating heavy minutes since his recall and has picked up a couple points in three games. He's a smaller guy, but Olver's skill is intriguing.
News: Olver was recalled from AHL Lake Erie on Saturday and immediately stepped into the lineup that night against Nashville. He saw 16:25 of ice time, with 2:36 coming on the power play.
Analysis: With injuries to Milan Hejduk (shoulder) and Paul Stastny (back), Olver and fellow rookie David Van der Gulik were both pressed into action right away versus the Preds. Neither one of them possesses a great deal of fantasy value outside of very deep leagues.
News: Olver has been recalled from the AHL and will play against the Penguins on Wednesday, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Olver will replace the injured Matt Duchene (hand) and center a line with Milan Hejduk and Kevin Porter against the Pens. Olver, who played in four of the Avs' first six games to start the season, has 21 goals and 36 points in 52 games for the Lake Erie Monsters so far this season.