According to the Oilers official website, the team announced that ten more players have been assigned, this time to the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL.
Included in this round of cuts are defenceman David Musil and Martin Gernat. Musil was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft while Gernat went in the fifth round. Coming in at 6’5″ Gernat has shown promise that he can develop into a reliable NHL defenceman in the coming years.
Others that were sent to the Barons include netminder Olivier Roy who has taken his fair share of criticism over the past couple of day since allowing three goals in the third period of the Oilers/Flames game in Edmonton on Saturday. A game the Oilers went on to lose in a shootout.
Projected to compete for a spot with the Barons, Roy has much to prove if he wants to be considered a NHL caliber goalie and at just 22-years of age, he certainly has a few years left before it’s make or break time.
The other seven players that were assigned include:
Tyler Bunz – G
Travis Ewanyk – C
Matt Ford – RW
Austin Fyten – RW
Joey Leach – D
Derek Nesbitt – LW
CJ Stretch – LW
The Oilers are in action on Tuesday when they travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets. Following that game they’ll travel to Vancouver for a contest against the Canucks on Wednesday. More cuts are sure to follow those pair of games and as always, we’ll keep you posted right here at Oil on Whyte.