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OKC Barons: Barons host Charlotte this weekend at Cox Center

Oklahoma City is two standings points behind the Checkers for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference.
By Mike Baldwin Published: April 4, 2014

Charlotte at Barons

•When: Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.

•Where: Cox Convention Center.

•Radio: Friday, KTOK 1000 AM; Saturday, KXY 96.1 FM. Jim Byers play-by-play. Doug Sauter analyst.

•Scouting report: OKC is in ninth in the Western Conference, two standings points out of a Western Conference playoff berth... The Checkers lead the season series 8-2. The Barons’ only two wins were two months ago when they swept a weekend series in Charlotte, soon after Mark Arcobello was reassigned to OKC. Arcobello has been sidelined the past three weeks with what the Edmonton Journal calls a shoulder injury. He isn’t expected to play this weekend. ...Roman Horak, the leading scorer on the roster (47 points), is expected to return after missing the past six games...Brad Hunt (47 points) is one point shy of Justin Schultz’s franchise record for points by a defenseman... Charlotte, the Carolina Hurricanes Triple-A affiliate, features one of the league’s top offenses... Checkers goalie John Muse has been solid all season (26-12-4, 2.57 goals against average, .919 saves percentage).