With Hemsky hurt and Sanderson apparently in the shop, the Oilers may need to recall someone for Sunday’s game.
Options include JF Jacques, who had a huge game tonight (1g, 3a. 4 shots) and would seem to be a logical choice for a physical game on the road in Anaheim.
Maybe rest Gagner.
Another potential callup is Rob Schremp, who has been putting up points consistently of late and now ranks 12th in AHL scoring (tied for 4th overall in assists).
Then there’s Liam Reddox, who ranks 7th in rookie points in the AHL, or Patrick Thoresen. He’s played a steady game throughout the season and would appear to be the most deserving of the call.
Marc Pouliot had a nice game tonight too, and he remains the prospect I’m hoping gets the call. At this point though, it’s more fanbased than any real evidence we can throw at the discussion. Maybe they callup Colin McDonald for his first cup of coffee.
I think you can make a strong argument that the Oilers could call any two of these guys up, sit Nilsson and Gagner and be a better team.