The Edmonton Oilers activated Jean-Francois Jacques today and sent him to Oklahoma City on a rehab assignment. There was a time when I thought he’d be the best of the Coke Machines but he’s losing his career to injury.
What can we expect? The official word is that he’s on loan to OKC for two weeks or less, but when dealing with a back injury and his laundry list medical history there are no sure things.
I don’t think we’re likely to see a return to the 1line when JFJ is recalled but you never know. From the Oilers 2003 draft list, only Zack Stortini and Jacques remain under contract to the Oilers.