Photo by Steven Christy. Any new elbows I can buy with these quarters?
Jujhar Khaira was banged up on a random play in the corners of the ice about two weeks ago to the day. That injury has apparently been elevated from day-to-day to season-ending. Unconfirmed by the team, but mentioned by Gerry Fleming on Oilers Now, Jujhar Khaira will miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury.
— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) March 18, 2015
The injured list is now getting crowded. Kellan Lain and Kale Kessy are pegged to be done for the season while Akim Aliu and Brad Winchester struggle to get and then stay healthy. Steve Pinizzotto also done for the season after surgery. The team is getting thin, and thus they’ve signed Tulsa Oilers Tommy Mele to an AHL PTO.
Mele will make his second appearance with the Oklahoma City Barons this season. He played in a game on January 30th against the Lake Erie Monsters. In the meantime he has amassed 38 points in 60 ECHL games this season including 21 goals. He’s seventh in scoring with the Oilers, but has 200 penalty minutes. Those 200 are in the top ten in the ECHL.