The Edmonton Oilers recalled Steve Pinizotto this afternoon, meaning the roster is now at 23 (with four centers, two goalies, seven defensemen and 10 wingers). The likely spot for Pinizzotto to fill would be 4line RW (Joensuu’s spot) and that may happen Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Craig MacTavish acquired Pinizzotto in a deal with Florida (for Ryan Martindale) in January.
Pinizzotto is what they used to call an ‘energy player’ and looked good in an audition last fall. We talked about him as a training camp hopeful back in the summer. He could be here for a week, or a month. I don’t think he’s going to keep a job long term, but said the same thing about Ryan Jones.