The Edmonton Oilers have assigned left wing Alexei Mikhnov to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
Mikhnov, the Oilers first choice in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, had been recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on December 3rd and saw action in one game. He was scoreless and even in 9:22 of playing time in the Oilers 3-1 win versus Minnesota on December 14th.
The 65", 218-pound, native of Kiev, Ukraine is scoreless and even in two games with the Oilers this season. With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he has scored 3-7-10 with 10 PIM in 13 games.