Oklahoma City Barons: Barons host Charlotte, goaltender Yann Danis returned to OKC by Edmonton
Faceoff Friday and Saturday nights is at 7. Mark Arcobello leads Barons in scoring with 35 points.
Charlotte Checkers at Barons
When: 7 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Cox Convention Center
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Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1, Jim Byers play-by-play
Tickets: Tickets starting as low as $10 are available at the Cox Center box office or by calling 232-4625.
Scouting report: Goaltender Yann Danis was returned to Oklahoma City by the Edmonton Oilers. Danis has been the Barons' No. 1 choice in net, with Olivier Roy No. 2. The Oilers also shipped rookie goaltender Tyler Bunz to Stockton of the Double-A ECHL. Danis appeared in one game with Edmonton, stopping all 14 shots he faced in 40 minutes against San Jose. ... Charlotte (57 points) has the second-most points in the Western Conference behind South Division rival Texas. The Barons (46 points) are in ninth. ... Mark Arcobello (35 points) is OKC's leading scorer. Arcobello had three assists in the AHL All-Star Game on Monday. ... Friday's game is Special Olympics Night. Barons players will wear one-of-a-kind jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game, with proceeds going to Barons Buddies Special Olympics. ... Friday's game also is concession specials night with $1 hot dogs and $2 draft beers.
BY MIKE BALDWIN