The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Anton Lander from the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL this afternoon. Yes, this is the same Lander that was just sent down to OKC when Sam Gagner returned to the lineup on Tuesday. If nothing else, Lander should be racking up his frequent flyer miles.
The Oilers are fresh off sending down a pair of defensemen in Denis Grebeshkov and Corey Potter and with some nagging injuries plaguing this team, having an extra forward available appears to be the best way to go.
The newly appointed captain of the Barons has suited up in one game for the Oilers this season and it came last Sunday in Los Angeles against the Kings.
Despite skating to over fourteen minutes of ice-time, Lander did not register a point or a shot on goal in the contest. It’s not yet certain if or where the 22-year old will fit in the Oilers lineup as they get set to host the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Lander has played in 68 career games for the Oilers, scoring 2 goals and adding 5 assists over that span.