Micflikier was leading his ECHL team in scoring (by a dozen points) before getting called up to Springfield today. The Falcons have also recalled Ryan O’Marra and someone named Brad Farynuk.
A quick look through the (extremely user friendly) Falcons site tells us the team is now carrying 25 players (14 forwards, 9 defensemen, 2 goalies).
Farynuk is a defenseman who might be up while Danny Syvret is playing 8 minutes a night at the Spengler Cup (speaking of crazy names Cory Pecker was playing today in that tournament. That man needs to change his name), but the recall of Micflikier and O’Marra tells me that the Oilers are planning on:
- keeping Thoresen up for a time
- calling up Rob Schremp
- everyone has the flu
- about to make a trade
Or possibly some of the above. Word today that Ethan Moreau (“Captain Barbaro”, TM MC79) will probably play Saturday and that Ales Hemsky’s X-rays (which apparently came via dogsled from Prussia) show no damage. That means he should be getting pistol-whipped again soon.