“Game by game, you see him getting more comfortable,” said coach Todd Nelson. “For some reason we give him good goal support. Every time he's in the net it seems we score at least three goals. He's getting better and better and improving every game he plays.”
Edmonton reassigned center Chris VandeVelde to Oklahoma City after he failed to score in 11 games with the Oilers. VandeVelde has scored 10 points in 39 games this season with the Barons. ... Goaltender Yann Danis, recently promoted to Edmonton, played the final two periods Friday night in the Oilers' 6-0 loss at Nashville. Danis recorded 17 saves but allowed four goals. ... Barons defenseman Colten Teubert, imitating a car dealer, taped a Drive Away Every Saturday promotion that was shown on the scoreboard. The Barons are giving away a Ford F 150 at Saturday's game.
BY MIKE BALDWIN