Another blow has been dealt to the Edmonton Oilers American Hockey League affiliate. The Oklahoma City Barons, down 2-0 in their best-of-five series against the Texas Stars, will continue to play without one of their top offensive weapon, Mark Arcobello.
"Arcobello will not play in this series. He hasn't responded the way we wanted (health wise) to get him back in the lineup." Nelson #OKC
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) April 29, 2014
It was originally a possibility that Arcobello could return at some point in this opening-round series. However, Barons Head Coach Todd Nelson said in a radio interview that Arcobello would not be back in the lineup for this series.
Oscar Klefbom has a 50/50 shot to play tomorrow night in game three in Cedar Park, Texas.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Barons, who are now in a do-or-die mode with the remaining games in the series. With the Dallas Stars knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, they have reassigned Chris Mueller and Dustin Jeffrey to their AHL affiliate.