Oilers Recall Top Prospect Ahead Of Battle Of Alberta

The Edmonton Oilers have had to deal with a pretty tight cap all season, but have still been able to ice a strong lineup. To begin the season, Dylan Holloway, the Oilers' top prospect, made the team out of training camp once again. Like many others, he didn't start the season off great in terms of offensive production despite playing well.

He got injured and while he recovered, the Oilers replaced him in the lineup and have gone on a very impressive 20-3-0 streak in their last 23 games. Holloway returned from injury a bit ago and was assigned to the AHL. This was understandable as the Oilers didn't want to break up the lineup that has been working and winning and also because the young forward needed a few games to get back up to speed.

It was reported that he would be getting the recall after 4-6 games in the AHL. Well, he got four and scored two goals and four points as the Bakersfield Condors' number one center. Unlike last season, Holloway gets the recall fairly quickly after returning from injury. He finished last season in the AHL after returning from injury.

So far this season, Holloway has one goal and no assists in 14 games in the NHL. He will likely start on the fourth line again as the centerman with the potential to move up fairly quickly. Sent down in his place was James Hamblin who had two goals and three points in 31 games as the fourth line center for most of the season. He did a solid job, but Holloway is the better option for the Oilers moving forward. I expect Hamblin to be back at some point if there is an injury and I would like to see Holloway play with Ryan McLeod on the third line very soon.

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