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Edmonton Oilers D Matt Benning returns against Calgary Flames

The Edmonton Oilers have announced D Matt Benning has been activated from the Long Term Injured Reserve and will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Calgary Flames.

Benning, 25, has missed a big chunk of the Oilers season due to two concussions. The first happening in November and Benning returned for a Dec. 11 game only to be concussed again.

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The rearguard played three games for the Bakersfield Condors on a brief conditioning stint last week notching one assist. Benning will likely slot in on the third pairing tonight.

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