The Edmonton Oilers have assigned forward Iiro Pakarinen and defenseman Oscar Klefbom to the Oklahoma City Barons. Two high-profile players for the Barons so far this season, these additions will add a big boost to the team in the near future.
Pakarinen made his NHL debut after getting called up on November 6th. During the call-up, he netted his first career NHL goal against Buffalo on November 7th. Pakarinen appeared in five games for the Oilers, playing less than ten minutes per game. Prior to his call-up, Pakarinen appeared in seven games with the Barons, earning eight points (5 goals, 3 assists).
Klefbom was called up before Pakarinen was, but only appeared in two games for the Oilers. In the game against Philadelphia, Klefbom was a -2, but played to an Even in his next game against Boston. In six games with the Barons, Klefbom scored seven points, one goal and six assists.
With a big game coming up on Tuesday morning against the San Antonio Rampage (San Antonio’s turn for a kids day game), and riding the momentum from their last minute win against Iowa on Saturday night, the Barons will be happy to have the added boost.