Oscar Dansk
Oscar Dansk
27-Year-Old GoalieG
Vegas Golden Knights
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The chances of Dansk getting into an NHL game in 2020-21 will fully depend on the health of Robin Lehner and Marc-Andre Fleury. With the Golden Knights having one of the best goaltending duos at the top of their depth chart, Dansk projects as the taxi squad goalie after he had an 18-12-4 record with a 2.57 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 35 games with AHL Chicago last year. The 26-year-old goalie has played in five career NHL contests, so he's not an unknown quantity, but fantasy managers in most formats won't need to hang onto him even as an emergency option -- Lehner and Fleury are both capable of being workhorses if either one gets hurt. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $700,000 contract extension with the Golden Knights in June of 2020.
Sent to minors
GVegas Golden Knights  Minors
February 23, 2021
Dansk was assigned to AHL Henderson on Tuesday.
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Dansk was called up to serve as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup while Robin Lehner (upper body) was out. The 26-year-old didn't get on the ice with the big club, and he'll head back to minors to take on a larger role. Dylan Ferguson will stay on the taxi squad as the Golden Knights' No. 3 goalie.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After Dansk was't offered a qualifying offer by the Blue Jackets at the end of the 2016-17 season, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Golden Knights. The 24-year-old appeared in four games for Vegas, posting a perfect 3-0-0 record with a .946 save percentage. The 24-year-old likely won't see much NHL action in 2018-19 behind Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban, but he proved in limited action last season he can be called upon when needed. If Fleury goes down with injury or Subban fails to establish himself at the NHL level, Dansk could be a sneaky good fantasy pick-up next season.
Dansk was originally selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round (31st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but the former goalie prospect latched on with Vegas as a free agent this past summer. This left-catching tender takes up a lot of real estate between the pipes at 6-foot-3, plus he's quick on his feet. If the expansion Golden Knights find themselves searching for an emergency netminder during the 2017-18 season, Dansk could prove to be an adequate fill-in, as he has sufficient experience playing in his native Sweden.
The Blue Jackets' goalie of the future had an up-and-down season in the OHL, but his final numbers for an improving Erie squad (29 wins, 2.39 GAA, .909 save percentage) were solid. He shone at the World Juniors for Sweden, and will make his pro debut this season for Springfield in the AHL, which potentially puts him one or two injuries away from a call-up. The building blocks are all there for him to make an impact in the NHL, but with Sergei Bobrovsky still in his prime, the Jackets will be in no rush to get Dansk to Columbus.
Dansk's numbers suffered in his first OHL season playing behind a porous blue line for a rebuilding Erie franchise, but assuming he can maintain his confidence level the butterfly goalie has the talent and potential to be an NHL starter down the road.
Dansk isn't your typical big-ice European goaltending prospect, having already spent time playing at a Minnesota prep school and even talking about playing in the OHL rather than continuing his development in Sweden. He doesn't have prototypical size, but makes up for it with great quickness, and, at least to this point in his career, has shown good focus and mental toughness. He's a few years away, but he could be the franchise goalie Columbus sorely needs.
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Backing up Monday
GVegas Golden Knights  Minors
February 22, 2021
Dansk was recalled from the taxi squad for Monday's game against Colorado, according to CBS Sports.
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Back to taxi squad
GVegas Golden Knights  Minors
February 21, 2021
Dansk was reassigned to the taxi squad Sunday, CBS Sports reports.
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Returns to active roster
GVegas Golden Knights  Minors
February 20, 2021
Dansk is on the active roster Saturday, per CBS Sports.
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Returns to taxi squad
GVegas Golden Knights  Minors
February 17, 2021
Dansk was reassigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
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Rises to active roster
GVegas Golden Knights  Minors
February 16, 2021
Dansk was called up from the taxi squad Tuesday, per CBS Sports.
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