Edmonton Oilers place Brad Malone on waivers

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Zach Laing
1 year ago
The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Brad Malone on waivers, the club announced Friday.
The journeyman forward has been with the big club since Nov. 23 and has appeared in 10 games this season scoring no points. Malone’s placement on waivers likely means that one of Ryan McLeod or Warren Foegele are nearing a return from injury.
Foegele is the likely candidate to return here. He’s been out of the Oilers lineup since Nov. 26 when he was injured in a game against the New York Rangers. His injury remains undisclosed.
McLeod, meanwhile, suffered a lower-body injury in that same game and hasn’t been in the lineup since.
Malone will likely be able to clear waivers and will be sent to the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. He’ll be a big boost to the Southern California club who has struggled this year. They sit ninth in the AHL’s Pacific Division with a 9-13-1 record and are among the lowest-scoring teams in the AHL.
Last year with the Condors was one of Malone’s most productive where he scored 14 goals and 39 points in 52 games.
The Oilers next game comes Saturday afternoon when they take on the Anaheim Ducks.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

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