The AHL playoffs have been rough for Barons defenseman Colten Teubert.
Last season, he was injured in the first round against Hamilton and missed the last three games of the six-game series.
In the third period of Tuesday night's Game 4, Teubert took a shot to the face underneath his shield and did not return.
After the game, Teubert was transported to a local hospital.
Teubert skated off under his own power.
Barons coach Todd Nelson said he didn't see where the shot hit Teubert.
“He's been a big part of the defense corps,” Mark Arcobello said. “That's a big loss for us if he misses time.”
A long layoff before the next series begins could help.
“He's a tough guy,” Teemu Hartikainen said. “Hopefully he can come back when we get going again.”
1. Mark Arcobello, Barons
Arcobello, using Tyler Pitlick as a decoy, beat Mike Brodeur top shelf on his glove side for the game's first goal and later added an assist.
2. Tyler Pitlick, Barons
Centering one of the most productive lines for the team of late, Pitlick assisted on Arcobello's goal and Dylan Yeo's goal and was plus-2.
3. Dylan Yeo, Barons
Yeo scored his first goal of the series nearly midway through the second, putting the Barons up for good, 3-2.
Tambellini, other Oilers officials in attendance
Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini and several other members of the team's front office were in Oklahoma City for Tuesday's game.
Tambellini just returned from the IIHF under-18 world championships in the Czech Republic.
Success in Oklahoma City is key to building toward success in Edmonton, Tambellini said.
“In pro hockey and pro sports period, you've got to learn how to win and it's a big jump from college or Canadian juniors,” Tambellini said. “We brought not only veterans here but veterans that had a great track record on and off the ice and they've been great with this team.”
He also praised the job Barons coach Todd Nelson has done with the team.
“He's been really consistent in helping these guys become better players every day,” Tambellini said. “And he's done it the right way. There are a lot of different levels of athlete here and he's done a great job of handling that.”