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.