by Lisa Brown on 03/05/12 at 01:20 PM ET
The news broke last night that Taylor Hall did not participate in the team’s Sunday practice, ailing from an shoulder injury suffered Friday night against the Dallas Stars. Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal quoted head coach Tom Renney who stated: “This was a maintenance day here for Taylor. Obviously, he’s had some issues with his shoulder and T.D. (Forss, the trainer) thought it best that he stay off the ice to let it settle down. We hope he can play.”
This injury is enough to keep Hall out of the lineup Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks.And so this morning, the Oilers have announced the call-up of Linus Omark.
For Linus Omark, the timing of this call-up may make the game more challenging than it might otherwise have been; the Oklahoma City Barons played and lost all three games played this weekend.And so, this will make four games in four nights for Omark, five in five should he also play Tuesday night against the Sharks.
Omark has 6 goals and 16 points in his 18 AHL games, 9 points in 11 games since returning from ankle surgery early February. In the NHL however, Omark has yet to register a point this season in his 5 games played.
According to the CBA, NHL teams can only make 4 call-ups between trade deadline day and the end of the season and for the often injured Oilers, this will be a concern going forward.
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