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After a brief, and I mean very brief, stint with the Oklahoma City Barons, the team has moved Kellen and Connor Jones back to Bakersfield of the ECHL. The twins will meet up with the Condors in Alaska.
The call-up was a weird one. One that took place during a tumultuous time for the Oklahoma City Barons and Edmonton Oilers. Todd Nelson would be named the interim head coach of the Oilers, the twins would play a few games, and lost in the shuffle is likely how well they fared in AHL minutes.
Nonethless, Kellen, the Oilers draft pick, would get at least two games (and play once without his brother) while Connor only logged time in one game. Kellen scored a pretty fantastic goal on Tuesday evening, but also had a couple of rough moments on the Barons fourth line.
Now down to just twelve healthy forwards (Lain / Kessy still out) and six healthy defenders, losing the Jones brothers suggests that more movement is imminent from Edmonton. Perhaps someone is coming off the IR for the Oilers, or maybe player swaps are about to take place. Regardless, the Barons need at least an extra healthy skater on each side of the puck. More news to come…