Being the opportunist that he is Mark Arcobello managed to turn a training camp audition into a spot in the Edmonton Oilers’ opening day lineup.
He then parlayed that appearance at centre into another game. So even when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was ready to return Arcobello was able to hold down a spot in the lineup which also meant the Oilers could then move Taylor Hall back to left-wing.
“Arco’s going about it the right way” head coach Dallas Eakins said. “He’s dying for another game another opportunity another day on the roster. And he’s opened up some eyes with his play.
“His play enabled Taylor to buzz back over to the wing.”
Arcobello played between Ryan Hamilton and Nail Yakupov in Monday’s 5-4 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils and will be back in the mix on Thursday when the Oilers host the Montreal Canadiens.
“It’s high stress but high reward too” said Arcobello of this work-for-more-minutes routine he’s growing accustomed to.
“As long as I work hard there’s not