The Edmonton Oilers have called up forward Leon Draisaitl from AHL Bakersfield and sent down forward Tyler Pitlick and defenseman Joey LaLeggia.
Draisaitl has one goal and one assist in six games for the Condors this season. Where the 20-year-old will fit in the Oilers’ lineup will be interesting to see. Draisaitl is a natural center, but he played some wing in the preseason.
Draisaitl’s recall may have been necessitated by an injury to winger Rob Klinkhammer.
Edmonton (3-7-0) hosts Montreal (9-1-0) tonight.
The Oilers have also placed forward Jordan Eberle on long-term injured reserve.