MATT GREENE ACTIVATED FROM NHL INJURED RESERVE; GEOFF SANDERSON PLACED ON IRL
/ Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers have activated defenceman Matt Greene from the NHL Injured Reserve list and assigned him to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment.
The Oilers have also placed left wing Geoff Sanderson on the NHL Injured Reserve List with a back injury.
Greene has missed the Oilers last 34 games (November 2nd to January 15th) after suffering a fractured left fibula and ligament damage in his left ankle on October 30th in a game versus the Detroit Red Wings at Rexall Place. The 6?3?, 223 pound defenceman had scored one assist with 11 penalty minutes in 13 games for the Oilers this season prior to the injury.
Sanderson has not played in the Oilers last five games. His last game was on January 3rd at Nashville. The left winger previously missed seven games (December 2nd to 13th) with back spasms.