Shortly before the start of last nights game, Andy Sutton was forced out of the lineup with a sore groin. Earlier on the in the day, the Oilers announced that Cam Barker will be gone approximately 3 months due to ankle Surgery.
With Ryan Whitney already out of the lineup with an injured right knee, the Oilers had no choice but to call up a pair of defencemen in Taylor Chorney and Colton Teubert.
For Chorney, you have to think this will be his last chance with this club. They already put him on waivers ealier this year (when St. Louis claimed him only to put him back on waivers), and if he doesn't show something here it's unlikely he's back again next year unless it's an AHL only deal.
Teubert has already seen action with the Oilers this year, stepping in and playing well for an injured Cam Barker (2GP 0G 1A 4SCF-3SCA).
Omark Out 6 Weeks with a Broken Ankle
Swedish Hockey site Hockey Expressen was told by Omark's agent that he has suffered a broken ankle and will be out for approximately 6 weeks (Google Translated).
This is a big blow to Omark. With the Oilers in the midst of a losing streak and continuing to struggle offensively, Omark was a potential candidate to be called up.
It doesn't look like the injury bug that has plagued the Oilers since the 2005-06 season plans on letting up anytime soon.