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Oilers sign former Stars backup Bachman to one-year deal

Jul 6, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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There could be a battle for the backup job in Edmonton.

The Oilers announced the signing of former Stars backup Richard Bachman to a one-year deal. He joins former Coyotes backup Jason LaBarbera who signed with Edmonton yesterday.

Bachman spent part of last season in the AHL but at 25 years-old, he gives the Oilers the option of having him get more work in with their affiliate in Oklahoma City. While LaBarbera has the edge on backing up Devan Dubnyk in Edmonton, it’ll be worth watching to see if Bachman pushes him for the job.

That said, Bachman’s NHL numbers weren’t very good last year as he went 6-5-0 in 13 games with a 3.25 goals-against average and a .885 save percentage.

  1. malvaren18 - Jul 6, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    What happen to pursuing top free agent, all the oilers got was a good defence man and a whole bunch of nobodies.

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