This afternoon, the Oilers recalled Nick Ellis from the Bakersfield Condors.
Following a 3-2 win over San Jose’s AHL team last night, the Oilers made the move to bring in a third goaltender. While the move is nothing more than a chance to get Ellis a look at what it’s like in a playoff atmosphere, it’s nice to have some more assurance.
Ellis had a strong season for the Condors, where in the 34 games he played he posted a 2.69 GAA and a .918 sv%. Those are solid numbers and rival those of Laurent Brossoit’s first full season as an AHL starter.
He also posted 16-12-1 record and one shutout.
At the time of writing, the Oilers have opted to not recall Jesse Puljujarvi from the Condors. I can’t think of a logical reason as to why they wouldn’t do so at this point in time – after all, the Condors season ended last night.
Even if he weren’t to play in a game, one would think that they would like to have the young man around the team.
Puljujarvi lit up the AHL scoring 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 39 games played.
According to Darren Dreger, who has been covering the Oilers through the playoffs, it is expected that Puljujarvi and others would be called up in the days ahead.
The Oilers are set to play game three against the San Jose Sharks tonight in San Jose.