NEWS

OILERS ANNOUNCE 23 MAN ROSTER

Tuesday, 02.10.2007 / 6:02 PM / News
By Edmonton Oilers Press Release
ASSIGN THREE PLAYERS TO SPRINGFIELD

The Edmonton Oilers have reduced their roster to 23 players in preparation for their season opener versus the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, October 4th at Rexall Place (7:00 p.m. face-off).

Three players were assigned to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League and two players were placed on the NHL Injured Reserve List. Sent to Edmonton’s AHL affiliate were defenceman Ladislav Smid and forwards Zack Stortini (RW) and Patrick Thoresen (LW).

Mathieu Roy (D) and Tyler Spurgeon (C) were placed on the NHL Injured Reserve List.

The following players will be on the Oilers’ opening night roster for the start of Edmonton’s 28th NHL season:

GOALTENDERS (2): Mathieu Garon, Dwayne Roloson

DEFENCE (7): Tom Gilbert, Denis Grebeshkov, Matt Greene, Joni Pitkanen, Sheldon Souray, Steve Staios, Dick Tarnstrom

FORWARDS (14): Kyle Brodziak, Andrew Cogliano, Sam Gagner, Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff, Jean-Francois Jacques, Ethan Moreau, Robert Nilsson, Dustin Penner, Marc Pouliot, Marty Reasoner, Geoff Sanderson, Jarret Stoll, Raffi Torres
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