With Ladislav Smid currently out of the lineup after sustaining a head injury during the Avery debacle on Sunday, and Theo Peckham out with a wrister, the Oilers have called up defenceman Shawn Belle from Oklahoma City.
Belle has performed well this year in the AHL. In seventeen games, the 6’1″ 235 lb Belle has fifteen points (2G-13A). Look for Belle to dress for tomorrow’s game versus Chicago.
Also on his way back to the NHL is J.F. Jacques, who had recently been on a conditioning stint in Oklahoma City.
Good for Shawn Belle. The defence needs a little shakin’ up.