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The Edmonton Oilers have recalled centre Marc-Antoine Pouliot from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and have assigned goaltender Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers to their American Hockey League affiliate.
Pouliot, the Oilers first choice, 22nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, was third in scoring on the Penguins roster with 8-10-18 in 18 games. The 61", 195-pound native of Quebec City, Quebec was third in both goals and points for the Penguins and was fourth in assists and second with five powerplay goals. He was –2 with 12 penalty minutes at the time of his recall.View Pouliot's career statistics
Pouliot played eight games with the Oilers in 2005-06, making his NHL debut in the Oilers 4-0 win versus the Los Angeles Kings on March 30, 2006. He scored his first career Oilers/NHL point with a goal versus the Phoenix Coyotes on April 3, 2006, beating Curtis Joseph for the games first goal in a 7-1 win.
The 21-year-old forward scored 15-31-46 with 63 PIM in 65 games for Hamilton (AHL) and was Bulldogs MVP in his first professional season.
Deslauriers was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on November 27th and dressed as back-up to Dwayne Roloson in the Oilers 3-2 OT loss versus Anaheim on November 28th. He had been recalled to replace Jussi Markkanen, who was sidelined with a bruised knee.View Deslauriers' career statistics