The Edmonton Oilers have activated right-winger Radek Dvorak from the NHL Injured Reserve List and assigned left-winger Brad Winchester to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Dvorak returns to the Oilers line-up after missing 13 of the Oilers last 14 games between December 8th and January 7th with a groin injury.
He originally suffered the injury during an Oilers practice on December 5th and missed two games (December 8th & 10th) before returning to the lineup at New Jersey (December 13).
During the game with the Devils, Dvorak aggravated the injury and has missed the Oilers last 11 games (December 15th to January 7th).
Dvorak has scored 4-11-15 with 14 penalty minutes in 29 games for the Oilers this season and enters tonights game against the Pittsburgh Penguins needing only a single point for his 400th career NHL point. In 711 career NHL games, he has scored 157-242-399 with 232 PIM.Click here to view Dvorak's bio and career statistics
Winchester returns to Hamilton after being recalled from the Bulldogs on December 20th. He was scoreless in six games with the Oilers during the recall and is scoreless in 13 games with Edmonton this season.
Click here to view Winchester's bio and career statistics