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Josh Archibald To Miss Up to A Month

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Foot fracture sends Archibald to IR. Hello, Bakersfield?

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If Josh Archibald broke his foot two games ago and played those next two games, that’s bananas. Produce aside, Archibald is to be out for the next few weeks to a month, and the Oilers are going to have to call someone up. Who will be called up?

The Oilers have a few choices among who they will decide to pull up from Bakersfield. Kailer Yamamoto would be my first choice (6 GP, 4-1-5 in Bakersfield), though Josh Currie (6 GP, 4-1-5) might get a look as well. Yamamoto is waivers exempt, while Currie would need to pass through on his way back down.

A 2017 cup winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Josh Archibald is averaging a little more than 11 minutes in eight games so far. He has yet to score a point in an Oilers sweater.

The Oilers are off until Sunday where they will host the Florida Panthers.