Injury-plagued Oilers call up reserves from Oklahoma City
With Andy Sutton and Corey Potter set to have MRIs to determine the extent of their injuries, the Edmonton Oilers have recalled Colten Teubert and Taylor Chorney to fill the holes in the defensive corps.
The pinch-hitters were flying in from Oklahoma City and will join Theo Peckham, Jeff Petry, Tom Gilbert and Ladislav Smid on Saturday when the Oilers take on the explosive Chicago Blackhawks.
“There was so much room on the bench,” said Peckham on the scene that unfolded on Thursday in a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Sutton didn’t even make it out after the warm-up (groin pull) and Potter left the game in the second with a sprained ankle.
Peckham, who had been averaging 15:32 in ice time, wound up playing 24:23. Petry played a team high 28:43, despite leaving late in the game with a sore hand. He’d been hit with a puck but was no worse for wear the next day.
“I think at some point in our careers, we’ve played those types of minutes,” said Peckham. “Now it’s going to allow a couple of younger guys to come up and show what they can do.
“It’s situations like this that will help you grow as a team.”