Marc Pouliot skated with the big club today and is apparently coming along nicely. Although we haven’t been told, it’s possible MAP (sorry, MP) will get some Springfield time in order to catch up (he’s been off awhile) and to get into game shape.
When he does get activated from the IR, it’ll be very interesting to see which Oiler gets sent out. There’s a possibility someone like Ethan Moreau will be thrown on the IR, but failing that the team will need to expose someone to waivers.
Steve MacIntyre would be the obvious waiver choice, and we might whisper Ryan Stone’s name as a possible cut too.
There’s another option: the long suggested (and hoped for) two-for-one deal that sends away a defender and a forward in return for some badly needed help up front.
The Oilers have had a big hole at center since June 29, 2008. It’s time to start fixin’ the hole where the rain comes in.