Tag: Darcy Hordichuk


Oilers waive Hordichuk


The Edmonton Oilers have placed veteran forward Darcy Hordichuk on waivers.

Hordichuk, 32, has been a spare part in Edmonton this season, appearing in four games while accumulating a grand total of 8:08 of ice time. In his last appearance on Feb. 6 against Dallas, he played two shifts totaling 49 seconds.

The former Thrasher, Coyote, Panther, Predator and Canuck signed with Edmonton prior to the 2011-12 season and proceeded to appear in 43 games for the Oilers, racking up 1G-2A-3PTS and 64 PIM.

That was good enough for a second deal with the Oilers — Hordichuk signed a one-year, $850,000 extension with Edmonton this past offseason.


Anytime we write about Hordichuk on PHT, we’re obligated to post this clip.

It comes from one of Hordi’s first games against Vancouver after leaving the Canucks, in which he vowed to make life difficult for the Sedins et. al:

“Way to show ’em, Darcy!”

Update: Bob Stauffer of Edmonton’s CHED 630 predicts Chris VandeVelde will be called up from AHL Oklahoma City and replace Hordichuk in the lineup.

Oilers put Eager on IR, activate Peckham

Ben Eager

The Edmonton Oilers made a pair of roster moves on Tuesday, putting forward Ben Eager (concussion) on injured reserve while activating defenseman Theo Peckham.

Eager, 29, suffered his concussion during a third period fight with Zack Kassian in Edmonton’s season-opening victory over Vancouver. Eager didn’t return to the game following the tilt, and has been held out of the Oilers’ last four games.

Peckham, 25, has yet to play this season due to a groin injury suffered during training camp.

The Oilers are set to embark on a three-game road trip through Phoenix, San Jose and Colorado, so it’s likely Peckham will make his season debut away from Rexall.

Edmonton has essentially gone without a tough guy in its forward rotation since Eager got hurt. Darcy Hordichuk has dressed for just one game — Saturday’s loss against Calgary — and only played 1:11, which still felt like too much.


UFA spotlight — George Parros

George Parros

All week leading up to July 1, we’ll be profiling unrestricted free agents and speculating where they might end up.

George Parros (F)

Age: 32

2011-12 cap hit: $875,000

The skinny:

The mustachioed enforcer with a Princeton education (believed to be the only one in existence) is expected to move on from Anaheim after 356 games and 812 PIM in a Ducks uniform.

His agent, George Bazos, believes there will be a “good deal of interest” in his client.

Parros only averaged 6:23 of ice time per game in 2011-12, but he wasn’t a defensive liability, finishing with a plus-1 rating.

As for where he could end up, Buffalo and Vancouver are two teams that have been criticized for a lack of willingness/ability to protect skilled teammates.

Edmonton might want a replacement for Darcy Hordichuk.


More UFA spotlights

Ryan Suter

Zach Parise

Jason Garrison

Jiri Hudler

Justin Schultz

Shane Doan

Alexander Semin