Laurent Brossoit made 32 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg on Saturday. The performance was impressive enough that seeing him play again soon would not be surprising.
However, the Oilers are going to “run with” Cam Talbot for the time being, leading to the need to make a decision on Brossoit. Is it better for his development to sit and watch Talbot, or is it better for him to return to the AHL and roll as the number one?
“I thought LB was excellent last game,” said Head Coach Todd McLellan. “I think that he’s got a real bright future in the game. I think he will play in the NHL for a long time, as the years go on. We’ll have to look at his development. Talbs is going to run some games here now for a little while.”
Anders Nilsson has been hot in two games played down in Bakersfield. He made 37 saves in his AHL season debut against Ontario, then followed it up with 21 against San Jose. Both games were wins for the Condors.
“We’re going to play Cam,” said McLellan. “We’re going to play Cam a fair amount, as long as his level of play goes up. Now we’ve got to figure out what do with LB. Do we want him watching Cam, or stopping 35 shots a night? We’ll have to make that decision.”