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Chris Minard Up; O'Sullivan Injured

Chris Minard has been called up from Springfield of the AHL and will play tonight in place of Patrick O'Sullivan who was injured in the Oilers' last game against the Ottawa Senators and Ethan Moreau who sucks is out with an injured neck.  Unlike any of the other call-ups the Oilers have made earlier this season Chris Minard is both over six feet tall and can score points in the AHL (25 points in 31 games this season and 57 in 54 with Dunder Mifflin a year ago), a pretty nice combination.  He started the year on an absolute tear but then suffered a concussion and was tragically unavailable for recall when the Oilers needed bodies.  His loss at that time has been Ryan Potulny's gain.  The 27-year-old Minard now gets one last chance to impress.  He's already played in 35 NHL games and hasn't done much (that 4.8 shotting percentage couldn't be more ill-timed), but given the Oilers incredible lack of talent he may actually get put into an offensive role for a few games.  I hope, for his sake, that he can make the most of what may be his last opportunity to establish himself in The Show.

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