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5 Mattias Ohlund D
Height/Weight: 6-4/229 | Birthdate: 9/9/1976 | Birthplace: Pitea, Sweden | Team: Tampa Bay Lightning | College: None | NHL Experience: 13 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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10/2/2013

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Placed On Long-Term Injured Reserve

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Mattias Ohlund's move to injured reserve along with his $3.607 million contract allows the Lightning to exceed the league cap limit of $64.3 million. It's very possible we've seen the last of Ohlund at the NHL level after he's missed the last two-plus seasons after undergoing surgery on both of his knees.

8/31/2013

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund: Future Remains Cloudy

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) has not made an official decision about retirement, but says he has "... to realize that the conditions to play again becomes less and less," reports NBC Sports which cites the Swedish newspaper Norrbottens-Kuriren.
Analysis: He hasn't played since May 27, 2011 after undergoing a partial knee replacement and turns 37 on Sept. 9. He still has three years on a contract that pays him $25.25 million over seven years.

1/14/2013

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund (Knee) Admits Career May Be Done

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) has finally admitted his playing career might be over, reports the Tampa Bay Times. "I'm not close to working out or even skating," Ohlund said. "Clearly I have to be realistic. I haven't played for a year and a half. Nobody has told me it's impossible to ever play again but, clearly, the longer it goes the chances of that are getting tougher and tougher." Almost a year ago, Ohlund underwent a partial knee replacement.
Analysis: The surgery, which placed a layer of titanium on the bottom surface of the femur behind the knee joint, was probably his "last best chance" to save his career. He is on the salary books through 2015-16 and is ineligible for a buyout because he's on IR. What a sad turn for a proud player.

8/18/2012

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund (Knee): Future Still Cloudy

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) isn't even jogging and still has pain in his partially-replaced knee, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Analysis: He can, at least, perform daily activities like walking, but time on the ice is a long way off. He can perform more reps of leg exercises than he could before the surgery, but his career remains in jeopardy. "Do I have a dream to still play hockey? Yeah, I do," said Mattias Ohlund, 35, earlier this week after a workout in Tampa. "I'm slowly getting better. But I don't know what the end result will be."

5/16/2012

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund (Knee) Faces Uncertain Future

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) would like to play again, but knows a return will be a difficult task, reports Tampa Bay Times. He underwent major surgery to resurface the femur behind the kneecap in his left knee joint.
Analysis: He's hard into rehab, some 11 weeks since the surgery which, to the layperson, would most easily be described as a partial knee replacement -- a layer of titanium was applied to the head of the femur. "I have to [do the rehab], for my own peace of mind, give myself a chance to do this," Mattias Ohlund said. "I'd like to play again. I don't know if it's going to happen, but I hope so." His return will be a daunting task and there's no guarantee that he will even be skating again by September. Right now, he is doing light weight training, stretching, swimming and riding a stationary bike. Hockey is hard on the knees; we've never heard of anyone coming back from a partial replacement to play pro hockey.

2/23/2012

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Has Knee Surgery; Out For Season

News: Mattias Ohlund underwent successful surgery on his left knee on Thursday and will be out for the season, according to a report on the NHL Network.
Analysis: This isn't really a surprise; fingers crossed for both he and the Bolts that this isn't a career ender.

2/20/2012

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Mattias Ohlund

Lightning's Ohlund Slated For Knee Surgery

News: Mattias Ohlund is slated to have major surgery on his left knee, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: When referencing the potential recovery time from his upcoming knee resurfacing procedure, Mattias Ohlund noted, "we're talking months, not weeks." It seems pretty safe to assume that his season is done, however.

2/10/2012

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Unlikely To Return This Year

News: Mattias Ohlund (knees) is unlikely to play again this season, reports the Tampa Times.
Analysis: No-one is really saying anything but he hasn't skated and there is no timetable for him to do so. He has been supporting the team as an ad hoc assistant coach from his perch in the press box. He has four years left on a seven-year, $25.25 million contract.

12/17/2011

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund May Be Out For Season

News: Mattias Ohlund (knees) may not play again this season, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
Analysis: "It just hurts him a lot more than what he would have expected or the doctors would have expected," Boucher said of the defender who had surgery to remove loose bodies in both knees back in October. "It's … difficult to manage because you can't do much more than what's been done. It's pain tolerance. It's a question of mobility. It's a question of can he skate at the level in the NHL he needs to follow." Boucher admitted that he's been operating as though Mattias Ohlund won't be back. And based on this description, we can't help but wonder if his career is in jeopardy.

12/5/2011

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund (Knees) Suffers "Big" Setback

News: Mattias Ohlund (knees) has suffered a "big" setback in his recovery, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times.
Analysis: He skated a couple weeks ago but then didn't return to the ice. There were no further descriptions of the setback. His absence has already over-stressed a weak blue line and his further absence will mean a trade is imminent -- the team is dropping in the standings and the blue line is a mess. Drop Mattias Ohlund if you had him stashed.

11/21/2011

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Misses Practice Monday

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) was not on the ice for practice with his teammates Monday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: He's still a few weeks away, but we'll wait and see if Mattias Ohlund has suffered a setback as he was able to skate with his teammates Saturday for the first time since undergoing surgery.

11/19/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Lightning's Ohlund Skates Saturday

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) skated with his teammates Saturday for the first time since undergoing surgery in October, according to the Lightning's official Twitter page.
Analysis: Mattias Ohlunds continues to progress in his recovery, but head coach Guy Boucher said he is still at least a few weeks away from being activated from injured reserve.

10/30/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund (Knees): First Skate Since Surgery

News: Mattias Ohlund (knees) went for a brief skate Saturday for the first time since he had arthroscopic surgery on Oct. 11, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
Analysis: "Very, very basic," said Bolts' head athletic trainer Tommy Mulligan. He's still expected to be out the full six-to-seven weeks.

10/18/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB Bolts' Ohlund Out At Least 6-7 Weeks

Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Out At Least 6-7 Weeks

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) will be out at least six-to-seven weeks, according to a report by TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
Analysis: LeBrun gave the update during the first intermission of the Habs-Sabres game Tuesday night, citing Bolts' general manager Steve Yzerman. Expect the worst, folks. The news came on the heels of word that the team is in the market for a top-four defender. Drop this guy -- there are other options out there.

10/11/2011

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Out Indefinitely

News: Mattias Ohlund underwent knee surgery Tuesday and is out "indefinitely," James Mirtle of TSN reports.
Analysis: Mattias Ohlund was originally expected to be out 4-6 weeks or maybe two months at the most, but the use of the word "indefinitely" hints at the latter end of those numbers. The surgery was on both knees, so it's tough to take an optimistic view on this one.

10/11/2011

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Having Surgery On Both Knees

News: Mattias Ohlund will have arthroscopic surgery on both knees Tuesday and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: The timetable could be adjusted (even for the better) after Tuesday's operation, but it will depend entirely on what the scopes reveal. Thank goodness it's shorter than coach Guy Boucher's original quip that he could be gone two full months.

10/10/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Facing Surgery?

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) is believed to be scheduled for knee surgery, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: We're awaiting more information regarding the nature of the surgery as the team hasn't confirmed the procedure at this time.

10/8/2011

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Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Still Not Practicing

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) did not skate Friday, The St. Petersburg Times reports.
Analysis: Mattias Ohlund said that no further tests on his knee are scheduled. He hasn't practiced since September 30 and does not plan on skating this weekend. "We're trying to figure out exactly what's going on," Ohlund said. "I don't think we know yet. Hopefully, it won't be serious." Ohlund called the situation disappointing.

10/4/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund: MRI Clean

News: An MRI revealed no structural damage to Mattias Ohlund's knee, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
Analysis: He will miss at least Friday's opener against the Hurricanes but could be back right after. The Bolts will try to err on the side of caution to keep him as healthy as possible -- there's nowhere to really go but down when you start with a chronic problem and aggravate it.

10/3/2011

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Mattias Ohlund

Ohlund to Start Season on IR

News: Mattias Ohlund will start the season on injured reserve, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Mattias Ohlund has been dealing with knee issues for a couple years now. There's no word of surgery being necessary, but Ohlund will start the season IR, hoping that rest and rehab will get his knee back into playing shape.

10/2/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Bolts' Ohlund Scheduled For MRI

News: Mattias Ohlund (knee) will have an MRI on Monday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: From that point, the Bolts should be able to determine a more clear course of action for him.

10/1/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Lightning's Ohlund to Have Knee Examined

News: According to the Lightning's official site, Mattias Ohlund will see a doctor Monday to have his knee examined.
Analysis: The defenseman's knee has long been an issue and hindered him throughout last season and the year before. His value in fantasy is disappearing each season.

3/2/2011

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Mattias Ohlund

Ohlund Returns To Tampa Bay Lineup

News: Ohlund (lower body) will play Wednesday against New Jersey, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Good news for the Lightning's depth on defense, but Ohlund's days as a fantasy factor are over. To date, he has just five assists in 52 contests.

2/27/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Lightning Without Ohlund Sunday

News: Ohlund (lower body) won't play Sunday against the Rangers, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ohlund is good for about a PIM per game, but with just five assists in 52 games, he's not much of a fantasy factor.

2/25/2011

Mattias Ohlund, D, TB

Mattias Ohlund

Lightning's Ohlund Day-to-Day With Lower Body Injury

News: Ohlund did not suit up for Friday's game because of a lower body injury, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ohlund is listed as day-to-day, so consider him questionable for Sunday's game against the Rangers.