In his post game comments following last night's loss to the Dallas Stars, Todd McLellan indicated that the injury suffered by Brandon Davidson would keep him out of the Oilers final game before the All-Star break. No word on what exactly happened to Davision, the play looked innocent, but whatever happened it was obviously serious enough that the team already knew that Davidson wouldn't be ready to go on Saturday.
With Davidson unavailable the team announced this morning that they have recalled Griffin Reinhart from Bakersfield; Davidson has been placed on the injured reserve.
Reinhart started the season in Edmonton, playing in 12 games with the Oilers before being sent to Bakersfiled. He also missed six games in October with an injury. Since being sent down Reinhart has played in 14 games for the Condors, scoring one goal and adding five assists. Obviously being in Bakersfield it's difficult for most Edmonton fans to get a good handle on Reinhart's progress, but Condors coach Gerry Fleming was on Oilers Now earlier this week and he had some encouraging things to say about Reinhart's game.
1/2 Fleming on Reinhart on Oilers Now earlier this week. "He's taking more initiative in his play, hes moving the puck with more authority."— Brenden Ullrich (@BrendenUllrich) January 22, 2016
2/2 Fleming on Reinhart on Oilers Now earlier this week. "Hes doing the things we've asked him to do & his confidence is starting to grow."— Brenden Ullrich (@BrendenUllrich) January 22, 2016
Hopefully what Fleming has seen will translate to the NHL better than the last time Reinhart was here.