Surprise! Oilers bring back Omark on one-year deal

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If you thought you’d seen the last of Linus Omark in Edmonton, guess again!

The team announced they’ve signed the highly-skilled forward to a one-year deal. Omark spent last season in Switzerland with Zug after getting tired of waiting for the Oilers to make an offer to him as a restricted free agent.

UPDATE (1:57 p.m. ET): Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports it’s a two-way deal worth $600,000 in the NHL and $100,000 in the AHL.

Earlier this month, Omark said he was eager to return to the NHL but wouldn’t say who he was speaking with. Now we know it just happened to be his old team. Back in May there was speculation he would return to Edmonton. Guess there was a little something to that.

In Zug last season, Omark led the Swiss National League in scoring with 69 points. Playing alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner likely had a little something to do with that.

Now someone will have to break the news to him gently that the NHL has eliminated the spin-o-rama in the shootout.