The short-handed Oklahoma City Barons became a little thinner Monday, when the Edmonton Oilers called up defenseman Taylor Fedun. He is the ninth player recalled by the Oilers since the end of the NHL lockout a week ago. Edmonton is in a week-long training camp; the Oilers' season begins Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks.
Fedun participated in the Oilers training camp last season but suffered a season-ending broken leg during a preseason game. In 35 games this season with the Barons, Fedun has scored nine points, including two goals.
Before joining the Oilers organization Fedun played four seasons at Princeton, serving as team captain his final season. He scored 68 points in 127 games at Princeton.
Edmonton now has 26 players in camp but must cut the roster to 23 before opening the regular season Sunday at Vancouver.
EAST CENTRAL COACH SUSPENDED
East Central University men's head basketball coach Mac McConnell has been suspended, pending an investigation, according to athletic director Jeff Williams.
McConnell was cited and arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Sunday morning in Ada.
Assistant coach Trey Hendon will take over the head coaching duties on an interim basis.
OLYMPIC CHAMPION MILLER PREGNANT
Two years after discovering she had a rare form of ovarian cancer, Olympic champion gymnast Shannon Miller is expecting her second child.
Miller is due this summer. She and husband John Falconetti also have a 3-year-old son, Rocco.
The most decorated gymnast in U.S. history was hoping to get pregnant again when doctors discovered a germ cell malignancy, a form of ovarian cancer, in late 2010. Germ cell malignancies are not the same as what most people think of as ovarian cancer, generally occurring in teenagers and women under 30. But the consequences can be just as dire. The ovary with the tumor was removed in January 2011, and Miller then had nine weeks of chemotherapy. She says she is now cancer-free.
Miller is a two-time world all-around champion. She won seven Olympic medals and nine at the world championships.