— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 5, 2015
The Edmonton Oilers made a series of moves this afternoon, placing forward Benoit Pouliot and defender Andrew Ference on IR. The recall from Bakersfield of Ryan Hamilton may be an insurance move based on Todd McLellan’s media avail today.
Ryan Hamilton may not play, we saw the veteran minor leaguer over an extended period last year (16GP, 1-1-2) and and he does have the size (6.02, 219) Edmonton is trying to replace with the Pouliot injury. The Ference item is interesting for two reasons: Edmonton can finally get down to 7D after running eight in the early portion of the year, and it opens up a roster spot for this:
— Second City Hockey (@2ndCityHockey) December 5, 2015
Tikhonov has a range of skills and reasonable size (6.02, 189) but could not crack the ‘Hawks lineup. Condors are playing this afternoon and are down one goal entering the third period.
— Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) December 5, 2015