The Edmonton Oilers made some roster moves before leaving on a jet plane this morning, calling up Phil the Thrill Larsen (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) and sending down Brandon Davidson, while also asking Denis Gresbeshkov to spend some time in Oklahoma City getting in NHL game shape.
I don’t believe the Oilers are settled on the blue (we’ve talked about this) and it does appear that Anton Belov has passed Ladisvlav Smid on the depth chart.
- J Schultz 25:25 (4:00 PP)
- Belov 22:08 (3:24 PP)
- Ference 19:34 (2:11 PK, 0:57 PP)
- Petry 18:40 (2:11 SH)
- Smid 14:41 (0:38 SH)
- N Schultz 13:10 (0:38 SH)
The 5-6 guys are making $3.5M each, and the guy called up today has a $1.025M cap hit. NHL teams are always looking for defenders, suspect there’s a market for Smid should the team decide to continue playing him 15 minutes a night.
The Barons play tomorrow night and Sunday, and their blueline gets a makeover with Davidson back and Grebeshkov’s special brand of chaos heading down south. Marincin, Fedun, Hunt would seem to be locks, and Oscar Klefbom is healthy again (meaning Martin Gernat and David Musil may be munching popcorn).