Barons center Anton Lander, who scored six points in Oklahoma City’s 7-3 win at Rockford Saturday night, has been recalled by the Edmonton Oilers.
Lander, who began the season with the Oilers after the NHL lockout ended, got off to a slow start and then suffered a broken foot blocking a shot Feb. 6 against Dallas. Lander has one assist in four games with Edmonton.
After being sidelined six weeks, Lander returned a couple of weeks ago with the Barons. He’s scored 19 points, including eight goals in 45 games with Oklahoma City. Scoring, though, won’t be Lander’s job with Edmonton. For now he’s insurance and could be a healthy scratch.
There is speculation the Oilers might make a trade which could move fourth line center Ryan Smyth to the third line, possibly opening a roster spot for Lander.
Early this season with the Barons, during the lockout, Lander was on a line known as the Nordic Line with Magnus Paajarvi and Teemu Hartikainen, who recently was sent to Oklahoma City.