The #Oilers have placed Anton Lander on waivers.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 18, 2016
After being waived on October 10th and clearing, Lander stuck with the Oilers. Now, he is back on the wire.
Last night’s 4-2 loss against the LA Kings also marked the first time that Lander was a healthy scratch this year. Jesse Puljujarvi, who was a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s game against Anaheim, drew into the lineup.
Lander has scored three points in 16 games this season, which matches his production from last season when he played in 61 games.
He has been a subject of controversy during his time in Edmonton. The slow developing center lit it up in the American Hockey League producing at a .79 PPG pace over 136 games. This point production had never quite translated over to the NHL, where Lander has put up .16 PPG pace in 209 NHL games.
The Swedish centerman leads all Oilers in faceoff win percentage, winning 57% of his draws this season.
Lander put on waivers…Means Hendricks is likely ready to return tomorrow in Dallas. #Oilers
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) November 18, 2016
Oilers put Lander on waivers, in anticipation of Matt Hendricks and Drake Cagguila coming off IR.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) November 18, 2016
Two different takes here, but it appears one of, or both Hendricks and Caggiula will return to the lineup.
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