Despite having his finest AHL season, the clock is ticking on Alex Plante. He's a few months away from being waiver eligible, and his chances of being exposed are high; what's more, interest is unlikely to be close to Taylor Chorney level. Alex Plante's mobility is a major item.
#21: D Alex Plante A solid year in OKC so far (his numbers suggest Plante has been their best fulltime defender) but the players ahead of him with similar skills (Smid, Peckham, Teubert) either have a wider range of skills or are ahead of him in the pecking order. It's very difficult to create a scenario next fall that sees Plante protected from waivers.
#22: C Tanner House College grad appears to be finding the range (3 goals in his last 5 games) and may supply enough offense to be a callup option. The Oilers early adoption of Lander makes it tough for all of the OKC centermen.
#23: C Chris VandeVelde Falls behind House just a little based on season performance so far. I thinkVV needs to find a new NHL ad...