Mark Arcobello Assigned To OKC, Injury Bingo Update

Photo courtesy Mark Arcobello‘s Twitter Page @sporkabella

The Oilers announced that Mark Arcobello is headed back to OKC after one game with the big club.  Arcobello was called up after Shawn Horcoff  was ruled out with a busted knuckle during Monday’s game against Vancouver.

Arcobello found himself on the top line in his NHL debut, playing between Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle in last night’s 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas.

Arcobello finished with 18:15 in ice time and two blocked shots.  He was 3 for 10 at the dot.

Hey, pull out your daubers, it’s time for an injury bingo update.

ERIC BELANGER

There’s some talk to whether or not Eric Belanger will be ready to play sometime this weekend. Belanger suffered a couple of broken toes and an “open wound” from taking a puck to the foot in Saturday’s game against Colorado. Belanger’s faceoff numbers have been solid this season, and getting him back in the lineup would be a pretty nice coup especially with Horcoff out. More on that as it becomes available. For now, it’s a nice thought.

Update:  Looks like he could go on Sunday.

ANTON LANDER

Anton Lander was seen on crutches after last night’s 3-2 OT loss to Dallas.  Lander took a puck to his foot, and suffered what’s being called a “bone bruise”.  Unsure of his status for the weekend.

Update:  I wouldn’t count on this weekend.

RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS

Another question mark for this weekend.  He sat out last game due to a shoulder issue.  To the relief of absolutely no one, it was said to be a different shoulder issue than the run of the mill Nugent-Hopkins shoulder issues that we’ve grown to love to hate.

Update:  He’s expected to play both games.  Score.

Another call to the farm team?  Heck, expect one anyways.  One that plays up the middle, and has two of the letter V in his last name.

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