The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Brad Malone from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.
The club announced the move late Friday afternoon.
Malone, 33, joined the Oilers in 2017 but has spent the overwhelming majority of his time in the American Hockey League with the Condors. There, he’s been looked to as a leader to help along many of the Oilers’ young players that have gone through southern California.
The Oilers signed Malone to a two-year contract in the off-season. The club brought him up to Edmonton during the playoffs last year, and he drew in for two games.
Malone has appeared in 236 games with the Condors over six seasons scoring 59 goals and 154 points.
His best performance with the Oilers came last year against the Washington Capitals when he scored a goal and added an assist.
“I don’t really think it has sunk in, to be honest. Feels pretty awesome to be honest,” he said after the game. “I was just really happy at the end of the game to get two points. It’s tough to have an individual game like that and feel good about yourself when you don’t get 2 points.”
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