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Edmonton Oilers assign D William Lagesson to AHL

The Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman William Lagesson to the Bakersfield Condors, the club announced Saturday.

Lagesson, 23, was recalled by the Oilers on Dec. 29, 2019 and appeared in two games with the club.

In his second year of North American hockey, Lagesson has posted eight points in 21 games with the Bakersfield Condors.

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The move to assign Lagesson is likely a good sign for a Matt Benning, who is expected to return to the Oilers lineup after the NHL all-star break. Benning has been sorely missed on the Oilers backend as one of the big club’s staunchest defencemen.

Lagesson, meanwhile, will be rejoining a Condors squad that fell back to .500 last night with a loss to the Colorado Eagles. He will be a welcome addition as the Condors look to embark on a playoff push.

Lagesson is an RFA this season and is coming off his entry-level contract.

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Regular Season
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG SOA SO% SH SH%
2019-20 Regular Season Bakersfield Condors 21 3 5 8 -1 16 0.0 40 7.5
2018-19 Regular Season Bakersfield Condors 67 8 19 27 25 45 3 0.0 91 8.8
Total 88 11 24 35 24 61 3 0.0 131 8.4
GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2019-2020 2 -1 2
NHL Career 2 -1 2