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Oilers Prospect Update: Malone call-up? Ostap Safin crush

Busy week this week with some offensive outbursts in the AHL. Three games played will do that for you but the top line of Marody, Benson and Hebig has been coming on strong. Brad Malone makes a strong push to be the next callup in light of the Jesse and Kailer demotions.

Give yourself some time to check out the Safin highlights. The young man has eight points in his five games back from injury.

Hayden Hawkey experienced his first two real setbacks this season with Providence so it will be exciting to watch for how he bounces back this week. While Rodrigue shined bright in Drummondville, the other goalies got shuffled around between Bako and Wichita again.

Demotion/Promotion debate rages – This week the conversation was fierce as to what we should do with the kids that continuously found themselves sitting.

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Puljujarvi Rumors – The rumours started late into the week with Spec mentioning it via tweets

Puljujarvi and Yamamoto sent down – Then yesterday the move finally happened and Edmonton sent both kids down to the A.

Bouchard starting off right – Bouchard took well to his being sent to the OHL this week scoring in his first game back.

Skinner and Mcfarland swap –

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Vesey odd man out –

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  • C Joseph Gambardella 11gp, 4-4-8 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 0gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week) SENT DOWN TO THE AHL THIS WEEK
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 0gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week) SENT DOWN TO THE AHL THIS WEEK
  • C Tyler Vesel 9gp, 1-3-4 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 7gp, 2-1-3 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 4gp, 0-1-1(1gp, 0-0-0 this week) SENT DOWN TO THE ECHL THIS WEEK
  • R Mitch Callahan 8gp, 2-0-2 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 11gp, 3-9-12 (3gp, 2-2-4 this week)

  • L Brad Malone 11gp, 5-7-12 (3gp, 2-2-4 this week)

  • R Josh Currie 11gp, 3-4-7 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Cooper Marody 7gp, 3-7-10 (2gp, 1-3-4 this week) 
  • C Cameron Hebig 11gp, 6-6-12 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 9gp, 2-1-3 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R David Gust 1gp, 2-3-5 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R John McFarland 2gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week) RETURNED TO AHL THIS WEEK
  • C Luke Esposito 9gp, 0-2-2 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 11gp, 4-5-9 (3gp, 1-3-4 this week)
  • LD Kevin Gravel 5gp, 0-1-1 (In the NHL)
  • LD Caleb Jones 11gp, 2-7-9 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)

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  • LD Keegan Lowe 11gp, 0-1-1 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 9gp, 0-1-1 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Logan Day 10gp, 2-3-5 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 6gp, 0-2-2 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD William Lagesson 10gp, 2-5-7 (3gp, 2-1-3 this week)

  • LD Jeremy Beaudry 1gp, 0-0-0 (released from PTO)
  • RD Ryan Mantha 0gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week)
  • G Al Montoya 6gp, 2.59 .893 (1 game, 5-4 W with 24 saves)
  • G Stuart Skinner 2gp, 3.04, .880 (did not play this week) SENT DOWN TO THE ECHL THIS WEEK
  • G Shane Starrett 2gp, 2.50 .917 (2 games, 3-2 W with 21 saves and 4-3 W with 34 saves)
  • G Dylan Wells 1gp, 5.01 .839 (in the ECHL)
Could Jesse Puljujarvi be on his way to play in Switzerland?


  • C Colin Larkin 8gp, 0-4-4 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Ryan Van Stralen 2gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week)
  • R John McFarland 5gp, 0-1-1 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 2gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week) SENT TO THE ECHL THIS WEEK
  • LD Jared Wilson 8gp, 0-4-4 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin 6gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Jake Kulevich 2gp, 0-1-1 (did not play this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 5gp, 3.05 .915 (2 games, 23 saves in relief and 5-4 L with 35 saves) RETURNED FROM AHL THIS WEEK

  • G Dylan Wells 4gp, 3.94 .891 (1 game, Pulled on 3GA on 11 shots)
  • G Shane Starrett 1gp, 1.99 .963 (did not play this week) RETURNED TO THE AHL THIS WEEK


  • C Bogdan Yakimov 24gp, 1-2-3 for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Patrick Siikanen 21gp, 6-13-19 for Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) (did not play this week)
  • LR Anton Slepyshev 23gp, 5-4-9 for KSKA Moskva (KHL) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Markus Niemelainen 16gp, 0-1-1 for HPK (Liiga) (did not play this week)
  • RD Filip Berglund 15gp, 2-3-5 for Skelleftea AIK (SHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Joel Persson 15gp, 1-6-7 for Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) (1gp, 0-2-2 this week)


  • C Ryan McLeod 17gp, 3-17-20 for Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) (3gp, 1-3-4 this week)
  • C Ostap Safin 7gp, 2-6-8 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (4gp, 2-4-6 this week)

  • L Kirill Maksimov 16gp, 11-9-20 for Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) (did not play this week)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 18gp, 0-5-5 for Guelph Storm (OHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Evan Bouchard 2gp, 1-0-1 for London Knights (OHL) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • G Olivier Rodrigue 16gp, 2.43 .900 for Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) (2 games, 8-1 W with 24 saves and 5-2 W with 13 saves)
The Nation Roundup


  • L Graham McPhee 8gp, 1-1-2 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • C Joey Dudek 8gp, 1-0-1 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Aapeli Rasanen 6gp, 0-1-1 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • C Skyler Brind’Amour 24gp, 7-13-20 for Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (1gp, 2-2-4 this week)
  • LD Matthew Cairns 5gp, 1-1-2 for Cornell (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD John Marino 4gp, 0-1-1 for Harvard (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Michael Kesselring 15gp, 1-4-5 for Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • RD Vincent Desharnais 8gp, 0-3-3 for Providence (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 4gp, 0-0-0 for Yale (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • G Hayden Hawkey 8gp, 1.30 .941 for Providence (NCAA) (2 games, 3-2 L with 10 saves and 3-2 L with 18 saves)

Source: EliteProspects, Verified Twitter Account, 28/10/2018 – 12:00 am MST