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Josh Archibald placed on IR with broken foot

This afternoon, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social platforms that the team has placed forward, Josh Archibald, on the Injured Reserve for the next two to four weeks with a fractured foot.

The Oilers’ injury woes continued this week as Josh Archibald finds himself on the shelf for the next few weeks with a broken foot. The forward has been primarily used in a defensive role with the Oilers this season as is conveyed by his 36.4 oZS%. For Sunday’s game against the Panthers, the Oilers won’t necessarily need to recall a forward yet as Tomas Jurco will likely draw back into the lineup, presumably alongside Markus Granlund and Sam Gagner. If the team does recall someone, I do wonder whether they’ll go the route of bringing up a skilled forward like Kailer Yamamoto or another bottom-six type such as Josh Currie. Either way, we’ll keep everyone updated.

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In eight games played this season, Archibald has averaged 11:18 worth of ice time, has no points, and sports a 45.9 CF% to go along with eight shots on goal and 13 hits. During the 2018-19 season with the Arizona Coyotes, Archibald registered 22 points in 68 games while primarily playing a defensive role.