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Edmonton Oilers Tyler Benson to make NHL debut against San Jose Sharks

Edmonton Oilers rookie Tyler Benson is set to make his NHL debut tonight against the San Jose Sharks.

Benson, 21, was recalled by the club a week ago today.

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Benson will draw in on the Oilers fourth line alongside Gaetan Haas and Alex Chiasson.

In 42 games with the Bakersfield Condors this year, Benson has scored nine goals and 26 assists. Over his 115 AHL games, the 2016 second-round draft pick has scored 24 goals and 80 assists.

The Oilers chose to sit Benson in the press box for three games over the last week likely to acclimatize him a little bit to the NHL. It will be interesting to see what he does tonight and if he gets a bump in the lineup at any point.

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