Edmonton has recalled Chris VandeVelde from OKC. Shawn Horcoff’s injury must be bad enough for the Oilers to be making plans without him. The current C depth chart (RNH, Gagner, Belanger, VandeVelde) suggests Eric Belanger may be starting at the bottom of the well for the next while.
VandeVelde is “rangy” and had a 12 game audition last season with the big club. VandeVelde is an RFA this summer and would appear to be a bubble player on the pro depth chart; this little showcase might benefit his standing in the organization.