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OKC Barons: Mark Arcobello's status with Barons remains unclear

With the NHL trade deadline on Wednesday, the Oklahoma City forward might have played his final game in a Barons uniform. The loss of Arcobello would be huge to the Barons’ offense. He has 19 points in nine games since being sent down by the Edmonton Oilers.
Published: March 2, 2014

With the NHL trade deadline on Wednesday, forward Mark Arcobello, the Barons’ all-time scorer, might have played in his final American Hockey League game with Oklahoma City.

Arcobello, who was re-assigned to Oklahoma City a month ago after playing the first three months of the season with Edmonton, has 19 points in nine games with the Barons, including two points in Sunday’s 6-5 win over San Antonio.

“I’m here with this team right now, so that’s what I’m focused on,” Arcobello said. “Whatever happens later this week is nothing I can control.”


Todd Nelson collected his 300th career win as a pro coach. Nelson, 44, has compiled 151 wins in four seasons with the Barons. He was 149-58-25 in three seasons with Muskegon in the old United Hockey League.

“Things have been good. I’ve been really blessed to coach some good hockey teams,” Nelson said. “It’s been a good run, but I’m not finished, yet.

“I wasn’t even aware. Fordo (Matthew Ford) always looks at those kind of milestones. It’s something I can be proud of, but then you turn your focus to the next game.”

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