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OKC Barons notebook: Mark Arcobello's status for playoff series remains uncertain

Oklahoma City’s all-time scorer remains sidelined with a sprained shoulder. Game 2 of the first-round series vs. Texas is 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cox Center.
by Michael Baldwin Published: April 23, 2014
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Mark Arcobello, who has been sidelined the past 14 games with a sprained shoulder, is closer to returning, but it’s uncertain whether he’ll be available for Game 2 Saturday night when the Barons host the Texas Stars.

The Barons’ all-time scorer, Arcobello has scored in all 15 games (28 points total) since he was re-assigned to Oklahoma City on Feb. 2. He spent the first three months of the season with the Edmonton Oilers. Arcobello, though, hasn’t played in five weeks.

“Arco pretty much is day to day,” Barons coach Todd Nelson said after a 3-2 overtime loss to Texas on Wednesday night. “He has a chance to play in this series. I’m not saying it’s a good chance, but it’s a chance.”

Including 37 playoff games, Arcobello has scored 196 points in 225 games with the Barons the past four seasons. A first-team All-Star who finished third in the American Hockey League scoring last season, Arcobello signed a contract last month that will allow him to remain with the Oilers organization next season.

NELSON MIXES FORWARD LINES

Nelson and his staff sprinkled in some veterans on their four offensive lines in Game 1. Team captain Anton Lander was on a line with scoring leader Roman Horak and 20-year-old Joshua Winquist, who was playing in just his second pro game.

Other lines included veterans Curtis Hamilton, Steve Pinizzotto and Will Acton matched together. C.J. Stretch led the third line alongside Andrew Miller and Austin Fyten. The No. 4 line featured Jack Combs, Travis Ewanyk and 19-year-old center Jujhar Khaira, who was playing in his just his seventh pro game.

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by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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