Taylor Fedun Recalled By The Oilers While Potter And Grebeshkov Remain In OKC

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Taylor Fedun, the world is your oyster, at least for one game. The prospect with some sizable puck moving skills, who’s yet to play a game in the NHL, has been recalled to the Edmonton Oilers for their game tomorrow night. Perhaps for more ice time, if needed.

Fedun is a good choice, and a strong prospect capable of fitting nicely into Dallas Eakins swarm defense. First, he’s a smart kid, and very agile. Taylor Chorney with more physicality, Fedun can do many things very well. This is likely why the Oilers have called him up for his first tour of duty.

Belov gimpy almost guaranteed that Corey Potter or Denis Grebeshkov would return to Oklahoma City, but instead Fedun leagpfrogs both momentarily. He’ll join Phillip Larsen, another recent Barons skater.

I agree with a lot of folks, Potter has been the best Barons defender of late. Fedun, good, not as great. Yet this is a move to further cling to Taylor as a prospect with promise. I like that, and I like his style of play. However, playing defense within a struggling organization (including on defense) is not the greatest way to make your NHL debut. Yet the choice isn’t ours, and Fedun it is.

Official Release:

The Oilers have announced the recall of defenceman Taylor Fedun from Oklahoma City of the AHL.

This season, Fedun has played in 12 games for the Barons scoring a goal and three assists.

The 25-year-old could play in his first-career NHL game, as he joins the team in Florida before their tilt against the Panthers tomorrow night.

Fedun spent the entire 2012-13 season in the American Hockey League, amassing 27 points (8-19-27) in 70 games. He also added three goals and three assists in 17 playoff games with Oklahoma City.

Fedun was an undrafted free agent signing of the Oilers.