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The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they have recalled defenseman Brandon Davidson from the Oklahoma City Barons. After a maintenance day today for both Andrew Ference and Ladislav Smid, the consensus seems to be that one of them is hurt enough to necessitate a call-up from OKC to fill in the hole on the left side of the Oilers defense.
This is a great achievement for Davidson, after missing a couple months last season due to being diagnosed with testicular cancer. After recovering and spending time in the ECHL, Davidson returned to the Barons in time for the playoff run and was arguably one of the Barons’ best defenseman during that time.
With the Barons off until Saturday, we will wait and see if he returns in time for the Barons’ trip to Iowa to take on the Wild. If not, it will allow someone else to fill into his slot in an already crowded defensive pool as four defensemen rotated this past weekend, and Joey Leach didn’t see the ice at all.
I’m sure I speak for all the fans in Oklahoma City when I say, good luck Brandon!
Oilers Press Release
The Oilers announced that they have recalled defenceman Brandon Davidson from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.
Davidson has two shots on goal and a -2 rating through the Barons’ first two regular season games Friday and Saturday against the Charlotte Checkers. He had one assist in two pre-season games with the Oilers.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 6, 2013