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Dubnyk sent down; Pitton called up

Devan Dubnyk has been sent back to Springfield so that he can try to stop pucks in an actual game.  I understand that the man hasn't been impressive in his two NHL appearances to date but if the Oilers weren't planning on ever playing Dubnyk why exactly wouldn't they pick up Michael Leighton when he was on waivers?  If not for the NHL club, at least for the AHL club.  I mean, you know that you don't have much depth at the goaltending position when your backup goaltender for an NHL game has spent almost the entire season in the ECHL when no one on your AHL team is capable of an .880 save percentage.  Bryan Pitton sucks so much that Ryan O'Marra is officially not the worst recall of the season.  What is the downside of claiming Leighton?  I just don't get it.  At any rate, the Oilers pulled this trick once before when Dubnyk was sent down to get a start on December 12th.  That start wasn't so good as Dubnyk allowed 7 goals on 26 shots in a 7-1 drubbing.  Hopefully this start goes better and Dubnyk can help the Falcons snap their (Ho-Ly-Shit) seventeen game losing streak and career minor leaguers will stop refusing to play for the Falcons.

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