The captain on Yale's NCAA national title team, Andrew Miller scored his first professional goal in the second period of the Oklahoma City Barons' 2-1 win over the Texas Stars Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center. After posting three assists in a win Sunday at Iowa, Miller is starting to heat up.
“I'm just playing my game,” Miller said. “I expect to play well every game. I'm hard on myself. I'm happy with the first four games, but I've had some tough shifts. I want to improve in that aspect but it was good to get a win.”
The Edmonton Oilers, the Barons' NHL parent club, have recalled veteran 29-year-old forward Ryan Jones and reassigned defenseman Philip Larsen to Oklahoma City. Over the weekend the Oilers also returned defenseman Brandon Davidson to OKC.
Davidson was with the Oilers about a week as injury insurance. Davidson still hasn't made his official NHL debut. Denis Grebeshkov, a 30-year-old defenseman who has scored 84 points in 227 career NHL games, is playing with the Barons on a four-game “conditioning loan.”
COULD BACHMAN BE NEXT?
There are reports Barons goaltender Richard Bachman might join Edmonton in the near future. Off to a 1-5-1 start, Edmonton owns the worst save percentage (.833) in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars' backup goalie the past two years, Bachman has compiled a .927 save percentage and 2.02 goals-against average in four starts with the Barons.