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Ty Rattie to the IR, Cooper Marody recalled

According to the team’s official Twitter account, the Oilers have placed Ty Rattie on the Injured Reserve and have recalled Cooper Marody from AHL Bakersfield to replace him on the roster.

Rattie got hurt in Edmonton’s win against the Boston Bruins on Thursday and exited the game. He then missed Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators and has subsequently been placed on the Injured Reserve. Todd McLellan said prior to the Nashville game that Rattie will be out for a few weeks. You can read more about Rattie’s injury here.

That creates an opportunity for Cooper Marody who has been killing it so far in the AHL. Marody, who was acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers for a third-round pick back in March, has two goals and a team-leading six points in five games for Bakersfield. He’s only played eight professional games, five this year and three last year to finish his season after he was finished with the University of Michigan, but Marody wouldn’t have to go through waivers when Rattie comes off the IR.

Kailer Yamamoto filled in Rattie’s spot on Connor McDavid’s wing and Alex Chiasson made his season-debut to fill the other open hole on the roster created by Rattie’s absence. It’ll be interesting to see where Marody plays or whether he’ll get an opportunity in a more offensive role with the Oilers.

MARODY’S PRO CAREER SO FAR

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2017-18 Bakersfield Condors AHL 3 1 2 3 2
2018-19 Bakersfield Condors AHL 5 2 4 6 2 -2

Source: Edmonton Oilers, Official Twitter Account, 10/21/2018 – 2:00pm MT

  • Dallas Eakins Hair

    2 goals and 6 points in the 4 games is killing it? I like your enthusiasm but I dont know if I would say killing it, off to a great start maybe ( just give you the gears, all good )

    Well The thing is where does he slot in for the Oilers considering Rattie was on McDavid’s wing and Cooper is a center. One thing that is encouraging is the 21 points he put up his lat year at the U of M
    some of his stats for those that might be interested: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=170491

    Looks like there will be some line juggling going on, I would think the Oilers could try Cooper out on McDavid’s wing but if he is good in the faceoff dot that could be helpful to the Oilers because we arent always that great on the dot.

    The oilers could leave Yamamoto on their or try Jesse or Chaisson, but I think they would be inclined to leave Yamamoto on their considering he was on their last game to see if he cah gel with McDavid in the interim

          • crabman

            @OriginalPouzar,
            I’m just taking a piss and playing devil’s advocate at the same time. The same people that call Caggiula a replacement level player at best, but more like an AHLer, and complained about any time he spent with McDavid are now suggesting a rookie pro with comparable uni stats might be a fit with McDavid.
            Sometimes I come here and leave feeling like I am taking crazy pills.
            I happy to agree with you and would have liked enough depth additions in the offseason to allow our rookie pros the chance to grow on the farm before being forced into the NHL. I think time in the AHL would have been good for both Caggiula and Benning to smooth out their games. But I also believe they are both NHL calaber players, even if they are bottom of the roster, so ehst do I know.

  • OriginalPouzar

    I’m a big fan of Cooper Marody and have been since I watched 5 Michigan games down the stretch are the acquisition – I was very pleasantly surprised with the skill level.

    With that said, I am not a fan of this move as I don’t believe Marody is ready for the NHL and I think he deserves the privellage of continuing to develop in the proper league, which is the AHL.

    I’ve watched the majority of the Condors’ play this season (missed parts of third periods given the late starts) and, while Marody has been a plus player, he is making mistakes nightly that you would expect from a rookie pro – turnovers at the blueline, errant passes that have the play going back towards our net, etc. His box cars look good after his 3 point night last night but its the first game where he got a point not on the PP.

    This is the exact reason why I was clamoring all summer for another depth acquisition or two to ensure that we aren’t forced to rush one of these kids. This is the exact reason why I wanted them to reclaim Aberg when ANA put him on waivers. Not cause Aberg is going to push the needle for us but because he could have gone to the AHL to be a shelter call-up when a skill player got injured.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to see how he does but I just feel this is not the right move for the Oilers, the Condors or Marody himself.

    Perhaps its just some cover as the Condors don’t play again until next Saturday.