Hartikainen on IR with sore shoulder and petrell passes concussion test so in vs hawks.
No timetable has been set for Hartikainen's return but Lennart Petrell will inserted back into the Oilers lineup with his absence and Magnus Paajarvi will play on the second line with Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky.
ST. PAUL, MINN, - Teemu Hartikainen would like to check into the NHL but there may be no room at the inn.
While Hartikainen could fit in better on the team's lower lines than Linus Omark, the team probably thinks higher of the latter. Last season he scored 17 goals and 42 points through 66 games with the Oklahoma City Barons, earning a 12-game tryout with the Oilers. Look for the Finnish winger to be the first call-up from the AHL.
EDMONTON - Teemu Hartikainen is hungry for a regular spot on the Edmonton Oilers lineup this upcoming season, but he’s coming back leaner.
Hartikainen scored three goals and five points in his 12-game cup of coffee last season. The former 6th round pick was used in front of the net on the PP but will likely not see such valuable minutes with a fully healthy team