• Edmonton Inks Plante

    News: Alex Plante has signed a one-year contract extension with Edmonton, the Edmonton Journal reports.
    Analysis: Alex Plante had a strong season with AHL Oklahoma City, keeping him in the mix among Oilers' defensive depth options. He has battled concussions throughout his short career, but he appears to be the Oilers' second defensive call-up option.
  • Oilers Qualify Plante

    News: Alex Plante received a qualifying offer from the Oilers on Monday, according to the Edmonton Journal.
    Analysis: Alex Plante could compete for the sixth or seventh defenseman role in training camp.
  • Edmonton Sends Plante To Minors

    News: Alex Plante (concussion) was assigned to the AHL on Tuesday, EdmontonOilers.com reports.
    Analysis: Alex Plante has only made 10 NHL appearances in the last three years, so he's unlikely to make it onto anyone's fantasy radar in the near future.
  • Oilers' Plante Out With Concussion

    News: Alex Plante suffered a concussion in Monday's loss to the Canucks, according to the Oilers' official Twitter page.
    Analysis: Head coach Tom Renney said Alex Plante felt "a lot better (Tuesday) morning," but he did not practice, and a return date is uncertain. Expect the Oilers to call up another defenseman to replace Plante on the roster.
  • Oilers' Plante Recalled From AHL

    News: Alex Plante was recalled from the AHL on Monday, according to the Oilers web site.
    Analysis: Alex Plante could get into the game Monday as Ryan Whitney is down with ankle tendinitis.
  • Oilers' Plante Assigned to AHL's Barons

    News: The Oilers have assigned Alex Plante to the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons, the Oilers official site reports.
    Analysis: Alex Plante has yet to make a major impact at the NHL level, making just eight appearances in three stints in the NHL.
  • Oilers' Recall Defenseman Plante

    News: Alex Plante has been recalled, the Oilers' Team Website reports.
    Analysis: A 2007 first-round pick (15th overall), Alex Plante has appeared in eight games during three short stints at the NHL level. His only action this season came against the Blues on October 30th when Plante tallied an assist in just over 12 minutes of ice time. He should not be on your fantasy radar at this time.
  • Oilers Return Plante To AHL

    News: Alex Plante was sent back to the AHL on Monday, the Oilers' official site reports.
    Analysis: He picked up an assist in Sunday's win over St. Louis, but for now he'll log minutes with Oklahoma City as the Oilers don't have a full-time spot for him on their blue line.
  • Oilers Recall Plante

    News: The Oilers recalled Alex Plante from AHL Oklahoma City on Sunday, the Oilers' official site reports.
    Analysis: Alex Plante has one goal and 35 PIM in eight AHL games this season. He's never going to be a significant force offensively, but he'll give Edmonton some extra blue line depth.
  • Oilers Assign Plante To AHL

    News: Plante has been re-assigned to AHL Oklahoma City, the Oilers' official site reports.
    Analysis: Plante saw time in three games since being called up March 4 and spent 11 minutes in the sin bin.