The Edmonton Oilers sent Jeff Petry to the farm today. It’s the right thing to do. In his last 13 games, Petry was 1-1-2 -7. Previous to that, the young man posted 9gp, 0-1-1 +3.
Petry’s a talented young defenseman but he’s lost his confidence. Playing defense with the Edmonton Oilers will do that for you.
I don’t think the club should have called him up this season; then again, he was playing extremely well and Petry is 23 years old. I suspect he’ll be better upon recall and would bet it comes at the deadline.
Someone from the Oiler blue is heading out of town; my guess is one or more of Jim Vandermeer, Ladislav Smid or Kurtis Foster.
Taylor Chorney is back in the show. I’m not sure if this is a good idea, as the young defenseman (Chorney is about 7 months older than Petry) is struggling in the AHL. Here are the Barons defensemen since January 1st:
- Bryan Helmer 17gp, 4-9-13 +6
- Richard Petiot 19gp, 0-5-5 +2
- Alex Plante 18gp, 0-4-4 +2
- Anthony Aeillo 10gp, 0-5-5 +1
- Shawn Belle 8gp, 0-1-1 +1
- Johan Motin 5gp, 0-0-0 +1
- Jordan Bendfeld 7gp, 0-0-0 -3
- Taylor Chorney 11gp 1-3-4 -5
That’s a really interesting decision.