The Edmonton Oilers are on a three-game losing streak, and recent games against the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators weren't close. With the Hurricanes (1-1-1) coming to town Tuesday night, the Oilers will look to a former Carolina player to give them a spark. Veteran center Brad Malone practiced with the Oilers (1-3-0) on Monday after being called up from the team's AHL affiliate in Bakersfield, Calif. Malone has played 176 career NHL games and was with the Hurricanes last season, so there is a good chance that his Oilers debut could come against his former team.
Mathieu Perreault’s latest bad break represents a golden opportunity for Kyle Connor. The skilled young forward was called up Monday from the Manitoba Moose to replace Perreault in the Winnipeg Jets lineup. Perreault suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot late in the second period of Saturday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes and is expected to miss up to a month. It’s yet another blow for Perreault, who can’t seem to stay healthy for an extended period of time. Connor, 20, will step right into the lineup by taking Perreault’s spot on a line with Bryan Little and Patrik Laine. To read the remaining 814 words of this article. Pay only 27¢ for articles you wish to read. To