His tenure lasted just two periods, and at that, it was in the Edmonton Oilers final pre-season game. But now that Steve MacIntyre is set to return from the knee injury that ended his time with the team, the Oilers do not have a roster spot.
Not with Luke Gazdic now entrenched on the fourth line.
The Oilers had claimed Gazdic after MacIntyre was hurt.
“He’s been out for a long time, and we need him to play. Where we’re at right now as a team, with a full lineup, there’s not a place for him to play right now,” said head coach Dallas Eakins. “You run the risk of losing a guy like that on waivers.”
If MacIntyre is not claimed, he’ll go the Oklahoma City Barons.
“I’m always torn on this. Maybe it’s my past experience as a player,” said Eakins. “I quietly hope somebody picks him up so he can play in the NHL. On the other side, I hope he clears because that’s a guy of high character, a really tough customer we need in our organization as an option.
“It wasn’t one over the other