Oilers Recall Jordan Oesterle

Oesterle

Today, it was announced that the Edmonton Oilers have recalled Jordan Oesterle from the Bakersfield Condors.

With Adam Larsson missing yesterday’s game against the Flames with a lower-body injury it’s logical to think that Oesterle’s recall would be connected. Will he play while he’s here? Is he just around as insurance? We won’t know for sure until we see what tomorrow’s lineup looks like, but he will have the Oilers logo on his paycheque for a few days at least. 

Oesterle made some big strides in his stint with the Oilers last year, and some of the fine citizens on this website were even surprised that he was sent down after training camp. The smooth skating defenseman played a career high 17 games with the Oilers during in the 2015-16 and seemed to get better with every outing.

In 18 games in Bakersfield this season, Oesterle has put up three goals and eight assists for 11 points. 

OESTERLE’S PRO CAREER SO FAR

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2013-14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 4 1 0 1 2 -3 1 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 65 8 17 25 8 -6 10 1 3 4 8
2014-15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 1 1 0 -4
2015-16 Bakersfield Condors AHL 44 4 21 25 10 1
2015-16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 17 0 5 5 0 1
2016-17 Edmonton Oilers* NHL Statistics Unavailable
2016-17 Bakersfield Condors AHL 18 3 8 11 4 1
NHL Totals 23 0 6 6 0
    • TruthHurts98

      Not a chance, he is too slow and can’t defend the opposing players if they get a rush coming the other way. Not always the hardest shot thats needed, but placement and timing are key too. We might have to wait until next year to see if PC can pull off a trade for someone like Barrie. Klefbom and Shinpad assassin will have to suffice for now… I would like to see the red hot Big Rig on the first unit with Connor.

    • Petrolero

      He is too slow, if he loses the puck it’s a mano a mano between talbot and whoever is coming at him.

      But I think you can put him in the face off circle instead of in front of the net and have h one time it like ovechkin.

  • OriginalPouzar

    I was not happy when I heard that Osterle got called up.

    I actually like this player, however, it just can’t be good news.

    Hopefully is just precautionary but, in addition to Larsson’s “lower body injury”, Russell also didn’t participate in the skills today – lets not forget he blocked that shot with his hand last night.

    If both Larssson and Russell can’t play, it would really start to put a dent in to our defensive group and put alot of pressure on Sekera and Klef and a rookie in Benning.

  • OriginalPouzar

    Come on guys – lets not equate the skills-day hardest shot, where a player gets to set up and take 5 strides at a stationary puck, with actually being able to use a a shot as a weapon during game play.

    Lucic is not a player to be manning the point on the PP – he doesn’t have a good in-game slap shot – in fact, he has a poor in-game slap shot – that’s just not a part of his game.

  • nuge2drai

    Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid may have just recorded the fastest lap in NHL history.

    Take this notion with a grain of salt but at the Oilers’ own skills competition Sunday, McDavid careened around the rink and finished a lap in 13.382 seconds, according to NHL.com.