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Enforcer added: Oilers claim MacIntyre off waivers

Sep 23, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

The Edmonton Oilers were in the market for a heavyweight, and they got one today.

The club announced Monday that it’s added Steve MacIntyre off waivers from Pittsburgh. The 33-year-old has played tough guy for the Oilers before, as you can see below:

Edmonton’s desire to add a protector no doubt increased Saturday after Vancouver’s Dale Weise took a run at Taylor Hall (video) in a preseason game. The Oilers-Canucks contest also saw Zack Kassian break Sam Gagner’s jaw with his stick.

Both Weise and Kassian are facing discipline from the NHL.

The Oilers and Canucks, by the way, face each other Saturday, Oct. 5, in Vancouver.

  1. bgrillz - Sep 23, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Torts may want to scratch Kassian Saturday the 5th

  2. runhigh24 - Sep 23, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    If you want a big scary guy on your team who has no idea how to play the actual sport of hockey, then Steve MacIntyre is your guy.

    • sunderlanding - Sep 23, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      Part of hockey is fighting, so in a sense he knows how to play part of the game.

  3. killerpgh - Sep 23, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    This is from 2 seasons ago. The announcers make it that much better. Pretty sure the guy MacIntyre went after first fought one of the leading scorers on the WBS-Penguins earlier in the game. This was how Big Mac handled the situation –

  4. flyerspsu - Sep 23, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Its nice to see the Heavyweights coming back in to the league, Mcintyre, Mcgrattan, Bordeleau, Kassian, Mclaren, Orr, Parros, Scott … only a couple of these guys were even in the league a couple years ago

    they should good for a number of great HW battles this year

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