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BLOG: Oilers claim Colby Cave from Boston

Forward had one goal and five points in 20 outings with the Bruins in 2018-19

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have claimed forward Colby Cave from the Boston Bruins, the team announced on Tuesday.

Cave, 24, has one goal and five points in 20 games this season with the Bruins. 

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: The #Oilers have claimed Colby Cave off waivers from Boston. The 24-year-old forward has scored 1 goal & 4 assists in 23 career @NHL games. pic.twitter.com/KmRNxD9bhY

The undrafted forward compiled 43 goals and 115 points in 239 career American Hockey League games, all with the Providence Bruins. 

Cave also spent five seasons with the Western Hockey League's Swift Current Broncos during his junior career, recording 95 goals and 202 points in 287 matches.

According to Oilers head coach Ken Hitchcock, Cave will play centre tomorrow for the team which will shift Jujhar Khaira over to the wing. 

Cave will wear number 12 for the Oilers.  

Read the full press release below:

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RELEASE: Gambardella recalled from Bakersfield

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Joseph Gambardella from the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Joseph Gambardella from the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors. 

Gambardella, 25, has appeared in 28 games with Bakersfield this season, posting 21 points (12G, 9A), 17 penalty minutes and a +8 plus-minus rating. The native of Staten Island, New York, leads the Condors in scoring (21) and goals (12).

The 5'10", 201-pound forward has appeared in 84 career AHL games with the Condors, recording 43 points (26G, 17A) and 33 penalty minutes.

Gambardella was signed by the Oilers as an undrafted free agent on March 28, 2017.

See his player profile HERE.

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RELEASE: Oilers acquire defencemen Brandon Manning and Robin Norell

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defencemen Brandon Manning and Robin Norell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Drake Caggiula and defenceman Jason Garrison

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defencemen Brandon Manning and Robin Norell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Drake Caggiula and defenceman Jason Garrison. 

Manning, 28, is in fourth full NHL season, his first with Chicago. Manning has appeared in 27 games for Chicago, posting three points (1G, 2A), 21 penalty minutes and a -14 plus-minus rating. 

The 6'1", 205-pound defenceman started his NHL career in Philadelphia, and has appeared in a total of 234 games, posting 46 points (12G, 34A), 233 penalty minutes and a -16 plus-minus rating. 

The native of Prince George, BC was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in November 2010.

Norell, 23, plays for Djurgardens in the Swedish Hockey League, where he has appeared in 27 games, posting three assists, 14 penalty minutes and a +1 plus-minus rating. The 5'11", 192-pound defenceman spent two full seasons with the Blackhawks top affiliate team, the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. In the AHL, Norell appeared in 135 games, posting 18 points (3G, 15A), 59 penalty minutes and a -15 plus-minus rating.  

Norell, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, was originally selected by Chicago in the fourth round, 111th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft.

Manning profile at NHL.com: HERE

Norell profile at NHL.com: HERE

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BLOG: Hitchcock and Nugent-Hopkins on Petrovic acquisition

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played two seasons with Petrovic in Red Deer (WHL)

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

During practice on Sunday, the Oilers announced that they have acquired defenceman Alex Petrovic from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round pick. 

Following practice, head coach Ken Hitchcock was asked what he knows about the 26-year-old blueliner who hails from Edmonton. 

"I don't know much about him," said Hitchcock. "I know he's a local guy and has a lot of friends on the team. He's a defending defenceman that makes a good first pass. For us, size matters in this conference."

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is perhaps the Oilers player most familiar with Petrovic. The two played together for a pair of seasons with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL from 2009 through 2011. 

"In junior he was one of our best, if not our best defenceman. Big body, can really shoot the puck. Smart player who knows how to jump up into the play," said Nugent-Hopkins, adding he was sad to see Wideman go on a personal level. "It's a tough part of the business to lose a guy. You become friends with guys and create good relationships but really excited to have Petro come.

"He plays with a bit of an edge. We don't play them too much here but even from my time playing with him in the NHL he still has that edge to his game. He can be a little mean sometimes which is a good attribute to have, especially as a big d-man. He can add a good dynamic to the team."

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RELEASE: Oilers acquire defenceman Alexander Petrovic

Petrovic acquired from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenceman Chris Wideman and a conditional third round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft

by Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Alexander Petrovic from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenceman Chris Wideman and a conditional third round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
 
Petrovic, 26, is in his fifth NHL season, and has appeared in 26 games this year for Florida, posting one assist, 24 penalty minutes and a -8 plus-minus rating.
 
A 6'4", 216-pound defenceman, Petrovic has appeared in 254 NHL games over his career, posting 49 points (5G, 44A), 358 penalty minutes and a -3 plus-minus rating. 
 
The native of Edmonton, AB was originally selected by Florida in the second round, 36th overall, at the 2010 NHL Draft.
 
Profile at NHL.com: https://www.nhl.com/player/alexander-petrovic-8475755

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RELEASE: Yamamoto recalled from Bakersfield, Chiasson placed on IR

Yamamoto recalled after posting four points in his last three games with the Condors, while Chiasson has been placed on Injured Reserve following an MRI on Friday

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Kailer Yamamoto from the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors. 

Yamamoto, 20, has appeared in 11 games with Bakersfield this season, posting eight points (4G, 4A), 10 penalty minutes and a +3 plus-minus rating.

The 5'8", 153-pound right winger is in his first full professional season, appearing in 12 games for the Oilers earlier this season, posting two points (1G, 1A), two penalty minutes and a -2 plus-minus rating. 

The native of Spokane, Washington has appeared in 21 career NHL games to date, with five points (1G, 4A), four penalty minutes, and a -4 plus-minus rating.

Yamamoto was the Oilers' first-round selection, 22nd overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft.

The Oilers have also placed forward Alex Chiasson on Injured Reserve.

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RELEASE: Oilers recall Marody from Bakersfield

Oilers recall Cooper Marody; place Drake Caggiula on Injured Reserve and activate Valentin Zykov

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Cooper Marody from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

Marody, 21, has played six games with the Oilers this season, including his first career NHL game on October 23 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 6'0", 184-pound forward has appeared in 11 games with Bakersfield this season, posting 14 points (4G, 10A) and six penalty minutes. Marody has notched 17 points (5G, 12A) in 14 career AHL games.   

The Oilers have also placed forward Drake Caggiula on injured reserve and have activated forward Valentin Zykov off non-roster.

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BLOG: Patrick Russell recalled from Bakersfield (AHL)

Forward Valentin Zykov will not travel with the team due to immigration and remains a non roster player

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers sent out a release on Sunday which noted the following: 

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Patrick Russell from the AHL's Bakersfield Condors.

Forward Valentin Zykov will not travel with the team due to immigration and remains a non roster player.

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RELEASE: Oilers claim forward Valentin Zykov off waivers from Carolina

The 23-year-old is in his fourth professional season and has appeared in a total of 25 NHL games with Carolina, posting 11 points (4G, 7A).

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Valentin Zykov off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes.

Zykov, 23, has appeared in 13 games for Carolina this season, posting three assists and a -1 plus-minus rating. He has also appeared in six games with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers, scoring two goals, 16 penalty minutes and a -1 plus-minus rating

At 6'0", 220-pounds, Zykov is in his fourth professional season and has appeared in a total of 25 NHL games with Carolina, posting 11 points (4G, 7A), two penalty minutes and a +4 plus-minus rating. 

The native of St. Petersburg, Russia led the AHL with 33 goals in 2017-18 and has appeared in 180 AHL games over four seasons, posting 104 points (58G, 46A), 138 penalty minutes and -5 plus-minus rating. In 13 AHL playoff games, he added eight points (4G, 4A), 10 penalty minutes and a +1 plus-minus rating. 

Zykov was originally selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.

He played for Russia at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship in Malmo, Sweden, winning a bronze medal.

The Edmonton Oilers have also assigned forward Patrick Russell to the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

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RELEASE: Oilers recall Puljujarvi

The 6'4", 212-pound forward appeared in four games with Bakersfield, posting four points (2G, 2A), seven penalty minutes and +2 plus/minus rating

by Staff / Press Release

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Jesse Puljujarvi from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.
 
Puljujarvi, 20, has played in 11 games with the Oilers this season, registering one goal. He has played in 104 career NHL games, recording 29 points (14G, 15A) and 30 penalty minutes.
 
The 6'4", 212-pound forward appeared in four games with Bakersfield, posting four points (2G, 2A), seven penalty minutes and +2 plus/minus rating.

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