When a team’s go-to guys go away, as they are bound to do from time to time over the course of a season, coaches are left with a couple of choices. They can keep dancing with those who brung ‘em, as in stand pat, or they can change-up the dance card and hope that does…

Oilers recall Iiro Pakarinen (still on IR), return Anton Lander to AHL

Embed from Getty Images The Edmonton Oilers have sent Anton Lander back to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL. The corresponding transaction was recalling Iiro Pakarinen from the AHL, but Pakarinen remains on the Injured Reserve, meaning the Oilers are currently one body below the 23-man NHL roster limit.  The #Oilers have recalled Iiro Pakarinen…



The Edmonton Oilers signed Kris Russell late in free agency, and at a value dollar. Russell has fit nicely into Todd McLellan’s defense this year, and there appears to be interest in signing him long term. What does he bring, and what is it worth in today’s NHL?