The Oilers recalled Anton Lander from Oklahoma City (AHL) on Friday.
Lander, 23, has recorded eight goals and 19 assists (27 points). His 27 points is tied for the OKC team lead and is tied for fifth in the AHL. He is expected to centre the third line with Tyler Pitlick and Nail Yakupov and get some work on the second PP unit on Sunday. He has eight points (2G / 6A) in 94 career NHL games.
The Oilers have recalled Anton Lander from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Lander was the 40th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft. He has nine goals and six assists (15 points) in 18 games with OKC this season. He has appeared in just one game with the Oilers this season, that was back on October 27.
“Last season was good for me. I am a better hockey player and I have a better chance to make the (NHL) team,” he said.
Considering the Oilers look relatively deep at center, it will take an excellent training camp to remove a player like Eric Belanger or Gilbert Brule from the lineup. In any case, Lander figures to excel defensively, not necessarily offensively.