The Edmonton Oilers have officially placed forward Joakim Nygard on the Injured Reserve list and recalled defenseman William Lagesson.
LW Joakim Nygard goes on I.R., and Oilers announce they have called up Dman William Lagesson.
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) October 17, 2019
The announcement about Nygard was expected, as it was revealed earlier today that he had been diagnosed with a broken rib, and would be sidelined for 2-4 weeks. Lagesson finds himself called up to the big club from the Bakersfield Condors after Joel Persson was held out of last night’s 6-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers and replaced with Brandon Manning after it was revealed that he had been placed in the NHL’s concussion protocol.
Lagesson has yet to play in an NHL regular season game, and has 1 assist in two games with the Condors so far this season, but had a decent output last season, recording 27 points in 67 games in 2018-19.
Though the Oilers are down a right-shot defenseman with the loss of Persson, the left-shooting Lagesson was called up ahead of right-shooting Evan Bouchard, which appears to be in line with GM Ken Holland’s mandate for not calling up any young prospects too soon.
The Oilers face-off against the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow at Rogers Place, before heading on another two-game road trip.