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Here Comes Caleb Jones!

Brandon Manning to IR with hand injury

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

How you doin’ out there? Good? That’s good.

Here’s some good news for you.

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Caleb Jones. Jones gets the call because Brandon Manning injured his hand in a fight with Sharks forward Barclay Goodrow in the midst of a 6-3 loss to San Jose.

Drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Jones leads all defencemen in Bakersfield with 10 points (2-8-10) in 13 games. Jones spent 17 games with the big club in 2018-19, where he scored six points (1-5-6). A left-handed shot who plays on the right side, this call-up could be Jones’ big break.

Jones will likely be the 7th defenceman for tomorrow’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, but it could lead to a roster move in the not-too-distant future if he’s in the lineup and shows well.

Keep your eyes peeled.