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Panthers’ Olsen placed on injured reserve

Winnipeg Jets v Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 5: Dylan Olsen #4 of the Florida Panthers is congratulated after scoring a second period goal against the Winnipeg Jets at the BB&T Center on December 5, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Jets 5-2. Olsen’s goal was his first in the NHL. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Joel Auerbach

The Florida Panthers have placed defenseman Dylan Olsen on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 31, the club announced Friday.

Olsen is currently out with a lower-body injury.

A former first-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, the 23-year-old Olsen was enjoying decent production on the Panthers’ blue line, with three goals and nine points in 17 regular season games.

The Panthers host the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Florida currently sits seventh in the Atlantic Division, have has six wins in its last 10 games.

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