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Olaf Kolzig | Goalie

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (48) / 4/6/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 224
Drafted: 1989 / Rd. 1 (19) / Was

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Olaf Kolzig has been brought on by the Washington Capitals to be their new associate goaltender coach and Dave Prior will serve as director of goaltending and their chief goalie coach.
Kolzig will help the team's prospects develop their skills in the minor-league ranks of Hershey and South Carolina. Prior spent 12 years coaching Washington's netminders before getting this increased role with the club. Thu, Jun 16, 2011 02:27:00 PM

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Olaf Kolzig has announced his retirement from the NHL.

Kolzig playing in 719 NHL games, almost all of them with the Washington Capitals. Kolzig was one of the faces of the Capitals franchise between the 1997-98 and 2007-08 seasons. He appeared in at least 54 games in each season during that 10 season span and he won at least 30 games on five separate occasions. He finished his career with a 303-297-63-24 record, 2.71 GAA, .906 save percentage, and 35 shutouts.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 05:25:00 PM

Olaf Kolzig is leaning towards retiring at the end of the season.

Kolzig, who is out for the season with a torn distal biceps tendon, was traded by the Lightning to the Leafs as part of a salary dump. However, Kolzig said he's not bitter about being traded. "When everything is said and done, I can say I finished my career with the Leafs and my last game was a win in Montreal," Kolzig said. "That's not a bad way to finish."
Source: Toronto Sun
Sat, Mar 14, 2009 09:01:00 AM

The Maple Leafs have acquired Olaf Kolzig for Richard Petiot.

Also coming to Toronto are Jamie Heward, Andy Rogers and a fourth round draft pick. This is a curious deal as Kolzig is done for the season. The deal is mostly for a trade of expiring salaries for a fourth round pick.
Wed, Mar 4, 2009 04:24:00 PM

Olaf Kolzig had successful surgery to repair a torn distal biceps tendon in his left arm on Saturday.

He will need 3-4 months to recover. It remains to be seen if Kolzig wants to continue his career and play in 2009-10.
Sun, Feb 1, 2009 12:59:00 PM

Olaf Kolzig might have played in his last NHL game.

With Kolzig sidelined for three-to-four months due to a torn distal bicep, his season is all-but officially over. The only remaining question is if he's interested in playing again next season and Kolzig doesn't have an answer yet. "To know that it's going to be a three- to four-month healing process to get back, you can basically write this year off and my future, for me in my mind, there's a lot of doubt about my future as far as hockey goes," Kolzig said. "That's right now, but come June or July that might change, as it did last year when at the end of the season I was leaning toward retirement. But as I got further and further removed from the season, I felt that I still had a lot to give to the game. But the older you get it just becomes a grind so I have to be in a mental state of mind that I've got to be committed and it's going to take a lot of work to play at a high level."
Fri, Jan 30, 2009 09:49:00 AM

Olaf Kolzig is sidelined for three-to-four months as he requires surgery on his torn distal bicep.

This is the same injury that Martin Brodeur suffered earlier this season. With Tampa unlikely to make the playoffs, Kolzig is done for the season.
Wed, Jan 28, 2009 04:04:00 PM

Olaf Kolzig is ready to return to the Tampa Bay Lightning's lineup.

Kolzig had been sidelined due to an upper body injury. He has very little fantasy value serving as Mike Smith's backup. Even with him healthy again, coach Rick Tocchet plans to have Smith start in all three of the Lightning's remaining games before the All-Star break.
Fri, Jan 16, 2009 06:00:00 PM

Olaf Kolzig is still a week away from being able to play.

Kolzig was able to participate in the Lightning's Thursday morning skate. "There's been a couple of setbacks with it," said Kolzig, who has done some skating on his own. "But it's feeling good right now and I think that maybe the game in Phoenix on Jan. 8 will be when I can dress as the backup. I've never had this kind of a muscle problem before, especially in the area that it is ... so right now we are being a little more cautious with it." Stay tuned.
Fri, Jan 2, 2009 09:51:00 AM

Olaf Kolzig is feeling good about his upper body injury after tweaking it last week.

Kolzig is still day-to-day after a setback last week when he overworked the injured area in Atlanta. "This time I’m going to make sure I am 100 percent. I’ve never had anything like this before," he said. Mike Smith has held the fort and Karri Romo is up from Norfolk just in case.
Sun, Dec 28, 2008 09:24:00 AM

Olaf Kolzig is sidelined with an upper body injury.

The nature and severity of the injury aren't known, but Kolzig will not dress Thursday. Karri Ramo has been summoned from the minors to act as Mike Smith's backup against the Avalanche.
Thu, Dec 18, 2008 08:04:00 AM

Olaf Kolzig booted out all but one of the 32 shots he faced.

Getting into Montreal the day of the game didn't affect Olie the Goalie. His record moves up to 2-4-1 but that's not enough to have him on a roster barring injury to Mike Smith.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 09:50:00 PM

Olaf Kolzig gets the start against the Canadiens Thursday.

Kolzig is 1-4-1 this season with a 4.11 GAA and a .887 save percentage. With the Lightning getting in only Thursday morning because of a flight cancellation Wednesday night in Buffalo, this could get ugly.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 05:18:00 PM

Olaf Kolzig was pulled after allowing three goals to the Avalanche in the first period on Saturday night.

Kolzig faced 10 shots but allowed three goals in 20 minutes. Kolzig has only appeared in seven contests for the Lightning this season and is 1-5-1 on the season. Kolzig was signed as a free agent to help provide some competition to youngster Mike Smith but this has not been the case. Mike Smith is now the undisputed number one goal in TB. Smith came in for relief of Kolzig and stopped 20 of the 21 shots that he faced.
Sat, Nov 29, 2008 11:34:00 PM

Olaf Kolzig will be the Tampa Bay Lightning's starter tonight when they take on the Colorado Avalanche.

Kolzig is 1-4-1 this season with a 3.82 goals against average and an .897 save percentage. Fantasy players should look at this as Kolzig giving regular starter Mike Smith the night off.
Sat, Nov 29, 2008 05:34:00 PM

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