Edmonton Oilers Recall Linus Omark from OKC

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Linus Omark from the Oklahoma City Barons according to the team’s official Twitter account.

Omark has been lighting it up in the AHL so far this season with a team best 8 goals and 12 points in 12 games for the Barons.  Three of his eight goals have come on the power play which, at this point having Omark join the Oilers man advantage can’t hurt. In 65 career NHL games the shifty Swede has 8 goals and 22 assists.

The recall of Omark is an interesting one given the Oilers just sent down Ryan Hamilton yesterday.  With the winds of trade again swirling around the Oilers, this move could mean a deal is in the works.  Or it could simply mean that an Oilers forward suffered an injury last night against the Panthers and this is a precautionary move.  Or it could just be another recall by the Oilers and turn out to be nothing at all other than the team doing it’s due diligence and promoting the red-hot Omark.

But the  timing is off for the last two options.  Today is an off-day for the club before taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning so unless a serious injury occurred that nobody knows about, why not wait a day before making the move on Omark.  Throw in the fact that both Taylor Hall and Jesse Joensuu are said to be ready to return by the weekend and this move is suspect again.

Is a deal in the works?  We heard all day yesterday about the Oilers and Rangers possibly looking at a deal and both Ales Hemsky and Nail Yakupov were mentioned in a variety of scenarios.

Does the Omark promotion mean that Craig MacTavish has something in the works?  Stay tuned.

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  • Cody Anderson

    I am hoping this means a trade is in the works, although I also hope any trade we make, does not leave Omark as a viable option. This team needs more 2way players, not one that can score at the AHL, but still bleeds chances against.

    • Derek Stykalo

      On the mark as always Cody. Any deal that this team makes over the next several months must bring back either a stud d-man or a sizable winger.

      • Cody Anderson

        I don’t get how some people only value a player by their points. Omark is a team worst plus/minus in the AHL. He is yet another small skilled forward who only cares about one end of the ice.
        There was never any doubt he could score, and in a top 6 role he would put up points. That being said, he will leak chances and goals against faster than anyone on the team. I would rather they played Marcinin at LW then promote Omark to the Oilers.
        Unless he is being showcased in a top 6 role as a condition of a trade this call-up makes no sense. there are lot’s of fans that think this call-up is long overdue and that he deserves this shot. He has shown he has not improved his game one bit since we cut him last time.

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