Anton Lander Up, Magnus Paajarvi Down

AHL Hockey: Jan 13 Barons vs Stars
Photo courtesy of Steven Christy.

Announced this afternoon, the Edmonton Oilers have recalled Anton Lander to supposedly replace the neck-injured Shawn Horcoff. In the same transaction, they’ve returned Magnus Paajarvi to the Oklahoma City Barons.

Here are the tweets:

What’s interesting is that the Oilers needed a true centerman, and they’ll get that in Anton Lander. But in the meantime, they sacrificed a guy that plays on the PK in Magnus Paajarvi. While I understand that Lander gives you both of those things, the team is indeed playing the San Jose Sharks whom are really really good at scoring on the PP. So it will be interesting to see how this goes down.

In the meantime, the Barons play in a little over three hours. And we might get a good look at Magnus Paajarvi in at least one game this weekend. Neat.