Defenceman Taylor Chorney was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 2005 entry draft and it seems that 7 years later, his time with the organization may be at an end. Chorney has spent the majority of his season with the Oklahoma City Barons and this summer while the Oilers iced a young and often times injured blue line. This summer, Chorney needs a new contract.
Oklahoma City Barons shutout Abbotsford Heat 4-0
The months of anticipation led to a fairly lacklustre game Thursday night between the Abbotsford Heat and the Oklahoma City Barons. Of course if you were an Oilers or Barons fan, you left the Saddledome with an ear to ear grin. After all, the Oilers have so seldom won in this building, that even an AHL level victory is momentous.
The AHL Western Conference leading Oklahoma City Barons are coming back to Calgary to play the AHL battle of Alberta because the Abbotsford Heat, the AHL farm team of the Calgary Flames will play a home game in the Saddledome this Thursday night. While once again both corresponding NHL teams are on the outside looking in for the NHL playoff race, their AHL teams currently playoff bound. And so, for fans of both the Flames and the Oilers, the Heat and Barons may be as close to playoffs as they will get for the second year in a row.
Yesterday the Edmonton Oilers placed Taylor Chorney on waivers for the purpose of re-assignment to Oklahoma City, but St. Louis Blues have picked up the young defenceman and placed Carlo Colaiacovo on injured reserve.
This frees up a contract for the Oilers, but without seeing someone they are excited about on waivers, the team is not likely to pick anyone up. Trades are always an option, so long as the team is willing to move something or someone in return.
The Edmonton Oilers today placed defenceman Taylor Chorney on waivers for the purpose of re-assignment to the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL. This move likely indicates that Ryan Whitney is not too far off from returning to the Oilers’ lineup. Currently Whitney is listed as day to day, but the Oilers do not play another game until Thursday night in Minnesota.
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Lisa McRitchie is a fairly new writer, online at least, but makes up for inexperience with passion for the game of hockey and memories of Mrs. Leskiw’s English AP class; who knew they would pay off one day.
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