Oilers Roster Moves: Anton Lander Recalled From OKC

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.

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  • Ryan Griffin

    Why is Omark not given a look at this point? Is leading the Barons in scoring not good enough? This management is a joke. Lander is not nhl ready, Omark may be but we wont find out because its not like our powerplay is struggling..Ya, we probably couldn’t use him there. Local staff writers are calling him “beyond this level” in the ahl but the Oilers brass have better ideas in mind. BFL…basement for life!

    • really?

      Not to say this management group is doing a stellar job or anything, but I sure am glad you aren’t in charge…

      The Oilers have 3 major issues right now. 1. Defence 2. Goaltending 3. Lack of size. How exactly does calling up Omark help any of that?

      And no, leading the Barons in scoring is not good enough. He’s tied for worst on the team with -7, and riding a 36.8 shooting %. Those are not stats you can just overlook.

      I want Omark to get another shot in the NHL as much as the next guy, but calling him up when he contributes absolutely nothing to the current roster issues, makes little to no sense.