Martin Marincin has been getting progressively better in his current stint with the Oilers. The 21-year-old defenceman has played eight games on his recent call-up with a +3 rating.
“The kid’s shown a great amount of growth early. Usually when you get a call-up like that, a lot of times what happens is they give you a couple of good games and then everything settles down for them and they become not so effective. And you usually see them heading to the minors for some more seasoning,” Eakins began.
“But Marty’s gone the other way so far. He’s gotten better each night, he’s more comfortable, he’s not on the ice for a lot of chances against, which is encouraging.”
He played a career high 22:44 against Chicago on Sunday and was +2.
“He’s getting a taste of going out against some top players and he’s been able to handle them with his size and especially that good stick of his. We’re hopeful he continues the path of improvement every day.”