Martin Gernat, released from his PTO this week to finish school in Slovakia, got the looksee around professional hockey in Oklahoma City. And the looksee continues, but from two players who have been around OKC in moments throughout 2012-13. Defenseman Nathan Deck and goaltender Olivier Roy have now been re-assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons following a postseason run with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL.
You’ll recall that Nathan Deck had an impressive run with the Barons towards the beginning of the season. Yet the Oilers moved him on to the ECHL for more playing time. His run with the Stockton Thunder ran parallel with that of goaltender Olivier Roy, another guy who’s played valuable minutes with the OKC Barons.
Both guys played deep into the ECHL Kelly Cup run, but came up just short. Roy, injured in game four of the series with Reading, appears to be well enough to be re-assigned. Will either play? Probably not. But don’t rule out Deck, he’s a gamer. He may be one injury away from hitting the lineup.