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Oilers place Bryzgalov on IR, swap AHL players

Dec 4, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

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After Tuesday’s aggravating 6-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Edmonton Oilers tweaked their lineup on Wednesday. Ilya Bryzgalov was placed on the IR with his concussion-or-whiplash issues, making room for some swaps between the big club and the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons.

Recalled: Defenseman Martin Marincin, Corey Potter and forward Anton Lander.

Demoted: Defenseman Denis Grebeshkov and forward Will Acton.

Oilers Nation points out that Oilers GM Craig MacTavish was able to soak in a pair of Barons games this past weekend thanks to an Oilers road game in Dallas, which might have contributed to these roster moves.

This is the first NHL promotion for Marincin, a big defenseman who was taken in the second round (46th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. Lander might be the most interesting call-up of the three, however, as he is the Barons’ second-leading scorer with 15 points in 18 games.

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Did he get whiplash from watching the pucks hit the back of the net ?

    • cofran2004 - Dec 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      I don’t get it… that was funny! Why all the thumbs down?

      No one can take a joke about their own team anymore…. sheesh…

      • clintevans81 - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        Probably because it was an ignorant comment in the first place. Since joining the Oilers Bryz has a gaa of 2.12 and a sv% of .939. In the game where he was injured he allowed one goal on 28, I believe, shots. That’s why.

      • cofran2004 - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        Yeah, but it was funny!

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