Malone was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Wednesday. While Malone has been a healthy scratch in four straight outings, the decision to send him back to the Condors in a swap for defenseman Ryan Stanton was likely precipitated by Matt Benning's (undisclosed) potential absence against the Red Wings on Wednesday. In eight minor-league contests this season, the 28-year-old Malone has tallied two goals and one helper -- not exactly the offensive numbers he put up in his senior season with the University of North Dakota (40 points in 43 games), but enough to be on coach Todd McLellan's list of potential call-ups throughout the year.
Malone was recalled from AHL Bakersfield on Monday. The 28-year-old joined the Oilers after the team returned Kailer Yamamoto to his junior team Monday, and brings with him 179 games of NHL experience. If Malone enters Edmonton's lineup he'll serve as a bottom-liner and won't provide much fantasy value, as evidenced by his career marks of 13 goals and 30 points.
Malone was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Tuesday. The Oilers have activated a pair of forwards -- burgeoning star Leon Draisaitl and third-liner Drake Caggiula -- from injured reserve. Thus, the hard-hitting center will head back to the minors, where he's bound to get a reasonable amount of playing time after averaging a mere 9:24 through three games with the parent club.
Malone was recalled from AHL Bakersfield on Sunday. After Drake Caggiula suffered an undisclosed injury that sent him to injured reserve, Malone was chosen to fill his roster spot. The 28-year-old hasn't appeared in an NHL game since the 2015-16 season, and will likely be sent down when some of Edmonton's injured forwards return.
The Oilers placed Malone on waivers Thursday. The Oilers have an abundance of depth up front, and Malone hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since the 2015-16 campaign, so this move was a foregone conclusion. If he goes unclaimed, the 28-year-old pivot will be assigned to Edmonton's AHL affiliate, where he'll likely spend the entirety of the 2017-18 season.
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