General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Zack Stortini on the NHL Injured Reserve List and recalled centre Ryan Potulny from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
Stortini suffered a lower body injury in the Oilers’ January 9th game versus San Jose. The 6’3”, 228 pound right winger has scored a goal and two assists in 28 games this season and leads the Oilers with 111 penalty minutes.
Potulny, who was signed to a one-year contract by the Oilers on June 14, 2008, currently leads the Falcons in scoring with 17 goals and 14 assists for 31 points in 36 games with Edmonton’s AHL affiliate. The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Grand Forks, North Dakota also leads Springfield in goals and multi-point games with nine.
The centreman was named to the PlanetUSA roster for the upcoming 2009 AHL All-Star Game to be played at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on Monday, January 26th.
Potulny made his NHL debut with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2005-06 and has scored 7-7-14 with 26 PIM in 44 career NHL games. In his last NHL appearance, he scored one assist in seven games with the Flyers during the 2007-08 season. The Edmonton Oilers 30th Anniversary Season is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Bell, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial and Ford.