Islanders: Oliver Wahlstrom Leaves Game After Collision

Oliver Wahlstrom #26 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Oliver Wahlstrom #26 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York Islanders prospect, Oliver Wahlstrom, left AIK’s game today after a tough collision into the boards in the second period.

Right now, Oliver Wahlstrom is on loan in Sweden playing for AIK. With the uncertainty of the 2020-2021 season, it’s good for Wahlstrom to continue to skate and improve his craft while the Islanders figure out business back home.

So far, it’s been a successful campaign for Wahlstrom with AIK. In six games, he has four points to his name (2 goals, 2 assists). Even his coach was singing his praises to our very on Mitch Anderson.

Wahlstrom has been solid offensively, while he’s still developing his game in his own end which is expected at this point. Lou Lamoriello knew what he was doing when he sent him over to Sweden on loan.

Unfortunately, in today’s game, Oliver Wahlstrom left with an injury after a scary looking collision going into the boards.

The video shows Wahlstrom trying to make a move in on the goalie before losing his footing and sliding into the boards hard. After the whistle, Wahlstrom remained down on the ice until the team doctor came out.

According to Uffe Bodin, Wahlstrom was escorted to the dressing room by the doctor. There hasn’t been an update yet on his status but this is absolutely something we’ll be keeping a close eye on.

The expectation for Wahlstrom heading into 2020-2021 is to return to North America and have a shot at the Islanders roster in training camp. There are no guarantees, as we know Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz tend to favor veterans but you’d have to imagine he’d have a pretty good shot with a weaker forward group.

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In Bridgeport last season, he had 10 goals in 45 games. Elite Prospects describes Wahlstrom as a “natural goal scorer” and a “threat whenever he’s on the ice”.