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Edmonton Oilers Assign Taylor Fedun to OKC, Recall Corey Potter

In a rather surprising move this afternoon, the Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman Taylor Fedun to the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL and recalled fellow blue liner Corey Potter.

The move is a bit shocking given the play of Fedun since joining the Oilers.  In 4 games played, the 25-year old has scored two goals for a hockey club that isn’t getting much production from their blue line.  At times they don’t get much production from anybody so to see Fedun lighting the lamp was a pleasant site.

He’s skated to a minus-1 through four games and considering three of those four games were losses, it’s not an overly telling statistic of poor play.  You could argue that Fedun brought some much needed life to the Oilers lineup and now they’ve taken that energy and flushed it back down to the minors.

Jack Michaels mentions on Twitter that Potter provides a bigger body and a heavier shot on the power play, hence the recall.  But does his shot on the power play really matter when Fedun is finding ways to create scoring chances?  Sure Potter is a bigger body but if he proves yet again that he can’t keep up with the play or be effective against a big San Jose Sharks club, then will Fedun finally get another shot with the Oilers?  Let’s hope so.

Potter has no goals and just 1 assist through 5 games with the Barons this season and sits at a minus-4.  Interesting times in Edmonton to say the least.

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