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Oilers recall noted pugilist MacIntyre

Mar 19, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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Mac is back.

On Wednesday, the Oilers recalled longtime tough guy Steve MacIntyre from AHL Oklahoma City on an emergency basis. The transaction comes with forwards Nail Yakupov and Matt Henricks questionable for tomorrow’s game against Buffalo with ankle and leg injuries.

Another Edmonton forward, Jordan Eberle, is set to undergo an MRI for a suspected knee injury.

MacIntyre was claimed off waivers in late September after Edmonton felt the need to add toughness following an exhibition cgame against Vancouver, in which Dale Weise took a run at Taylor Hall and Zack Kassian broke Sam Gagner‘s jaw with a high stick.

“After our game against Vancouver we decided there was a need for toughness,” Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said upon claiming MacIntyre off waivers. “I think he’ll make an impact.”

MacIntyre suffered a knee injury, however, and failed to appear in a single game for Edmonton before getting placed on waivers. He’s since appeared in 10 games for the Barons, notching 34 penalty minutes.

  1. thesportsjudge - Mar 19, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    “After out game against Vancouver we decided there was a need for toughness,” Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said upon claiming MacIntyre off waivers. “I think he’ll make an impact.”


    • lowenni - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      Seriously man, that’s such a minor typo it’s not even worth mentioning. If one of the writers gets a name or team wrong or something that’s one thing, but to call him out for accidentally pressing the “T” key instead of the “R” key (they’re right next to each other on a keyboard) is just being a d**k.

      • thesportsjudge - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:38 PM

        Or being a dick is calling me out on this. If I was being a dick I would have insulted him.

      • thesportsjudge - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:39 PM

        If it is not worth mentioning, why did he fix it?

      • lowenni - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:49 PM

        Because it’s there, once mentioned, he may as well fix it. But it really wasn’t a big deal. Sounds like you’re just finding stuff to nitpick at. My opinion, excuse me for my language however.

      • skr213 - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:23 PM

        … and the standards for journalism continue to plummet. “Oh who cares if there’s a typo, man – can’t we all just cool out?” NO YOU GOD DAMN HIPPY – PEOPLE SHOULD DO THEIR JOBS RIGHT.

      • skr213 - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM

        ^ that said, any demerit for the typo was more than made up for by use of the phrase “noted pugilist.”

      • lowenni - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:23 PM

        I mostly agree, but this is ProHockeyTalk, the hockey blog on the internet, not Time Magazine. Personally I consider the accidental use of the word “out” instead of “our”, simply, not a big deal, and not worth fussing over or calling out the writer on. That being said just this very morning on the Morning Links post I corrected the writer over writing “Adam Hendricks” instead of “Matt Hendricks”. So comme si comme sa…

      • rrsm53 - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:24 AM

        sounds like grammar experts act like drama queens.

  2. nobandwagoners - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    If it’s an emergency call up due to regular players out of the line up, wouldn’t the Oilers call up a player who could – you know – actually play a regular shift and do more than just fight (and then sit in the penalty box for 5 minutes)?

    I’m not sure what “emergency” would qualify to bring up MacIntyre and his particular, limited skill set.

  3. yanks33 - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Look forward to a Scott-MaCintyre tilt

    • flyerspsu - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:38 PM

      McIntyre would whoop him

      • leninthebuff - Mar 20, 2014 at 7:27 AM

        Everyone was hoping for a McGratten/Scott match-up Tuesday and it was never close to happening.
        Gazdic would whip either of those guys…the boy is a beast.

      • flyerspsu - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM

        Gazdic is a beast but Mcgrattam already whooped him this year and hasn’t lost since 2009, mcgrattan is definitely the heavyweight champ right now but gazdic is right there behind him

    • rrsm53 - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM

      wont happen Scott hasn’t fought McGratton they have played twice this year. If it does happen would be good fight.

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