Oilers recall Gilbert Brule from Springfield
Robert Nilsson placed on NHL Injured Reserve List
|Gilbert Brule (photo by AndyDevlin/EOHC)
Nilsson suffered an upper body injury in the Oilers November 30th road game at Dallas and did not dress in Edmonton’s 5-2 win versus the Stars at Rexall Place on December 3rd. He has scored 3-5-8 with 12 penalty minutes in 23 games for the Oilers this season.
Brule will be making his first appearance with the Oilers since being obtained from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Raffi Torres on July 1, 2008. The 5’10”, 180 pound native of Edmonton, Alberta has scored 8-4-12 with 32 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Oilers AHL affiliate. The 21-year-old forward is third on the Falcons scoring list and is second in both goals and powerplay goals (3).
The Blue Jackets’ first choice in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Brule has played 146 NHL career games since making his debut with Columbus in 2005-06 and has scored 12-20-32 with 52 penalty minutes. He played 61 games with the Blue Jackets in 2007-08 scoring 1-8-9 with 52 penalty minutes and added 5-5-10 in 16 games with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch.
Brule will wear #67 with the Oilers.
The Edmonton Oilers 30th Anniversary Season is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Bell, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial and Ford.
5’10” 180 lbs. Shoots: Right
Born: January 1, 1987; Edmonton, Alberta
Obtained from Columbus on July 1, 2008 in exchange for Raffi Torres.
Columbus’ 1st choice, 6th overall, in 2005 NHL Entry Draft.