The Edmonton Oilers assigned goaltender Oliver Roy from the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, to the Oklahoma City Barons, Barons General Manager Bill Scott announced today.
Roy, a 6-0, 180-pounder from Amqui, Quebec has played the entire season with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. In 13 games with the Thunder, he has 4-6-1 record, 2.50 goals against average, .920 saves percentage and two shutouts. Roy was selected in the 5th round (133rd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Roy attended the Barons training camp in early October.
Roy was named Goaltender of the Week in late November and has been stellar thus far in Stockton. Roy has split time with San Jose prospect Thomas Heemskerk in Stockton and has played well, but has suffered from a serious lack of goal support.
This move seems like a precursor to recalling Yann Danis to Edmonton while Nikolai Khabibulin "isn't 100%" because of his unreported injury. Khabibulin missed four days of practice in a row, termed "maintenance days" by the team, and couldn't make the start Thursday against the Coyotes. Of course, this could simply mean that Danis or David LeNeveu is under the weather or injured and Roy is an emergency fill-in.