The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Tyson Barrie on the injured reserve, the club announced Monday.
Barrie, 30, was injured last Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. Nothing apparent happened during the first period of the game, but Barrie left during the intermission and the Oilers ruled him out with an upper-body injury.
The injury is expected to keep him out of the lineup for seven to 10 days, so that would align with a brief IR stint.
In 49 games this year, Barrie’s point-per-game production (0.47) is the lowest of his career beyond his rookie season. He’s scored three goals and 23 points this season so far, while his average time on ice has dipped two minutes below his career average.

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