Center Mark Arcobello, the Barons' all-time leading scorer who played the past three seasons in Oklahoma City, was “recalled” by Edmonton on Saturday 24 hours after he was “reassigned” to its AHL affiliate.
The third leading scorer on the Oilers with 12 points, Arcobello was told by Edmonton management to “get a home,” an indication the 25-year-old NHL rookie will stick with the Oilers all season.
“Everyone here is really proud,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “He's a great story. Everyone knows how big he is (5-foot-8), but he always finishes his checks and plays the game the right way.”
55 ROSTER TRANSACTIONS
The Barons have made 55 player transactions the first six weeks of the season. The Edmonton Oilers' Triple-A affiliate had 95 transactions in its inaugural season in Oklahoma City. The past two seasons the Barons have had 118 and 96 roster moves. Eleven players have appeared for both the Barons and Oilers this season.
HIT THE ROAD
The Barons begin a four-game road trip Tuesday afternoon in San Antonio, followed by a two-game trip to Lake Erie (Cleveland) Thursday and Friday. OKC plays in San Antonio again on Nov. 29 before returning home to host the Rampage Nov. 30 at the Cox Convention Center.
“This group hasn't really been together all season because of the (roster) changes,” Nelson said. “Our guys will get to know each other a lot better on the road. This is a road trip where we can really define ourselves.”
Team captain Anton Lander suffered a minor ankle injury Friday. Lander didn't play Saturday but is expected to return on Tuesday. ... A day after getting called up to Edmonton, rookie defenseman Oscar Klefbom participated in the Oilers' pregame skate Saturday morning but was reassigned to OKC later in the day. ... Barons defenseman David Musil left Saturday's game in the first period with an apparent left knee injury and did not return. ... To fill Lander's roster spot, the Barons signed Alex Lavoie, a 21-year-old center from the CHL.