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Edmonton Oilers place Kris Russell on LTIR, assign Tyler Benson to AHL

The Edmonton Oilers have assigned Tyler Benson to the Bakersfield Condors and placed @Kris Russell on LTIR.

Oilers GM Ken Holland announced both moves during a press conference Monday afternoon.

Benson was recalled by the Oilers on Jan. 30 and appeared in seven games for the club scoring one assist averaging 10:23 in time on ice. He returns to a Condors club that’s in the midst of a playoff push, so no doubt Benson will help in those chances.

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In 42 AHL games earlier this year, Benson had put up nine goals and 26 assists.

Russell, meanwhile, has been recovering from a concussion sustained in late January. The Oilers had placed him on the injured reserve on Jan. 30.

In 49 games this year, Russell has posted eight assists.

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