The Edmonton Oilers called up Anton Lander again today, as Sam Gagner’s ‘Matt Cooke moment’ appears to have sustain. Gagner was posting offense during the post-Olympic period, so it’s a shame he might be out as the points increased trade value for summer. More and more, I wonder if 89 is a mid-season 2014-15 trade in terms of timeline.
This might be a major break for Lander, as a skill center going down with injury (with Arcobello in OKC) may mean he’ll line up with two of Hall, Eberle, Perron and Yakupov tomorrow night in St. Louis.
Interesting times. Lander is killing it in OKC, 43GP, 18-30-48 this season and 25GP, 9-24-33 since the new year.
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