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Edmonton Oilers recall Gaetan Haas

The Edmonton Oilers recalled C Gaetan Haas from the Bakersfield Condors Saturday afternoon, the team announced.

Haas was assigned to the American Hockey League last Saturday.

The move comes a day after the Oilers announced F Josh Archibald was placed on the injured reserve with a fractured foot. Archibald is expected to miss two to four weeks.

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Haas, meanwhile, played in two games for the Condors during his brief assignment notching one assist.

The early transition to hockey in North America has been a bit of a struggle for the European Haas. With the Oilers he’s got one assist — a nice one admittedly — in five games played.

And at times he’s often looked out of place in his limited time-on-ice (7:52/gm). He’s only had three shot attempts, one on net, and has largely been caved in possession-wise. His goal rates are an even 2-2.

It will be interesting to see if coach Dave Tippett gets Haas in the lineup at all, or if he’ll be an extra body in the press box.

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He was signed this past offseason to a one-year, $1.562m AAV contract.

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