In four games this season Lander had one assist and a minus-1 rating in 9:40 of ice time per game.
A 2009 second-round pick, Lander had six points in 56 games with the Oilers last season while also spending time with the club's American Hockey League team, the Oklahoma City Barons.
Lander is the fourth Oilers center to get hurt recently. Eric Belanger is on injured reserve with broken toes, Shawn Horcoff is on IR with a broken knuckle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sat out Wednesday's game with an upper-body injury.
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers