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BLOG: Pitlick ready for this chance

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers recalled 23-year-old Tyler Pitlick because he was playing well in Oklahoma City and deserved another look in the NHL. So far, the young winger hasn’t looked out of place, playing with more skilled players like Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

“He’s bringing us some physical play,” Head Coach Dallas Eakins said. “He can certainly skate and get in on the forecheck. We’re hoping that his touches on the puck get a little cleaner. He’ll certainly go to the net and we feel that’s how he can compliment Nuge and Hallsy, by doing that. There are going to be times where we pop up another forward there on that line as well, depending on if there is a timeout coming or something like that. Pitter has come in, he’s worked hard. He’s had some chances before, maybe they were a little bit premature but he seems a little more ready for this one.”

Pitlick has played five games for the Oilers this season, and has 19 hits.

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