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Oilers recall Robert Nilsson

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers

Robert Nilsson
The Edmonton Oilers have recalled right wing Robert Nilsson from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League on emergency conditions.

  • View Nilsson's bio and career statistics

  • Nilsson, currently in his second pro season, was obtained from the New York Islanders, along with Ryan OMarra and a first round draft choice in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, for Ryan Smyth on February 27, 2007. Following the trade, the 511", 185-pound forward was transferred to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.

    Nilsson has scored 1-9-10 with eight penalty minutes in seven games for the Penguins and has 13-42-55 with 42 penalty minutes in 57 games on the season. At the time of the trade, Nilsson led Bridgeport in scoring with 12-33-45 in 50 games.

    This will be Nilssons second stint in the NHL, as he made his professional debut with the Islanders in 2005-06. He scored 6-14-20 with 26 PIM in 53 games with New York in his NHL rookie season.

    The 22-year-old played three seasons in Europe with Leksands, Hammarby and and Djurgardens IF in Sweden and Fribourg-Gotteronn of Switzerland.

    Nilsson will wear #12 with the Oilers.
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