The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Mike Smith on the long-term injured reserve.
Mike Smith placed on LTIR…Oilers have recalled Olivier Rodrigue from Austria and assigned him to the taxi squad pending quarantine protocols. Expect Holland to add another goalie as well. #Oilers
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) January 16, 2021
While the extent of what’s occurred to Smith hasn’t been reported, the move means that he will be unavailable for at least the 24 days or next 10 games.
The Oilers also announced the recall of goaltender Oliver Rodrigue to the taxi squad. He’s been playing with Graz99ers in the Austrian National League posting a .908 save percentage and a 10-10 record in 23 games.
Rodrigue will be subject to quarantine protocols ahead of joining the Oilers.
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SMITH’S CAREER SO FAR