Today the Oilers/Barons reassigned Cameron Abney back to Stockton. Having been a healthy scratch of late, his niche-like services seem better suited for the ECHL at least at this time.
What’s interesting about this whole situation is that there have been games where Sir Abney could have been useful. Mainly last night against the oft-to-scrum Peoria Rivermen. But as is the case in the first 2 and a half months of play, speed is the name of the game in OKC.
This is also an indication that perhaps the Barons are getting healthier. Pitlick is at full strength following a concussion, and perhaps Tanner House might be headed that direction very soon. We’ll see.
Official Release By Oklahoma City:
The Edmonton Oilers assigned forward Cameron Abney to the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, General Manager Bill Scott announced today.
Abney, a 6-5, 200-pounder from Aldergrove, B.C. has split time this season between Stockton and Oklahoma City. With the Barons, he has appeared in four games, served 14 penalty minutes and is +1. Last season, the Oilers 3rd round draft choice (81st overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft also split time between Stockton and Oklahoma City. In 46 games last season, he recorded five points (2-3-5) while serving 156 penalty minutes.