My pie in the sky dreams for the Oilers to acquire another NHL goaltender took a serious hit this morning, as goaltender David LeNeveu has been inked to an AHL contract with the OKC Barons. If everything stays as it looks right this minute, you’ll likely have a tandem of Yann Danis and LeNeveu minding the pipes in Oklahoma to start off the 2011-12 season.
LeNeveu had a couple cups of coffee with the Phoenix Coyotes, appearing in 21 games from 2005-07. Last season he was a member of the Springfield Falcons (AHL) appearing in 42 games posting numbers of 16-21-2 along with a .896 SV% and a 2.97 GAA.
As I hinted a paragraph ago, the LeNeveu signing all but shuts the door on the idea that the Oilers would take a shot on a UFA goalie. I’ve heard rumblings over the past few months that Khabibulin will have to ‘prove’ that he’s still a number one goalie when camp comes around, but I was definitely hoping that the Oilers would at least invite a goaltender to camp.
There’s still time, I suppose. Wouldn’t go about holding your breath, though.
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