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Trade deadline day for the Oilers is typically tame, and underwhelming, and outside of the soft return the team got for Jeff Petry it appears we are headed down that same pathway. Yet the world continues to turn, and non-trade moves are being made.
The Oklahoma City Barons have re-assigned defenseman Graeme Craig to the Bakersfield Condors. In a separate transaction they released Chase Schaber from his PTO. The release of Craig (who played minutes this weekend with Martin Gernat) is in anticipation of Keith Aulie clearing waivers, which he did moments ago. Schaber is the interesting forward move because he was the lone healthy forward scratch for the Barons over the weekend. This brings the healthy forward core to just a thin twelve with Lain, Kessy, Pinizzotto still on the IR. Healthy defenders is now six with Aulie inserted.
There are going to have to be some moves that take place for the team to be competitive through March and April. How that gets done is still to be discovered. More news as it comes.