Russell signed a one-year contract extension with the Oilers on Tuesday. Russell spent most of the 2018-19 campaign with AHL Bakersfield, notching 18 goals and 40 points in 51 contests, but he also got his first taste of NHL action, going scoreless while averaging 8:47 of ice time per game in six appearances with the Oilers. The 26-year-old winger will likely once again spend most of the upcoming season in the minors, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.
The Oilers assigned Russell to AHL Bakersfield on Thursday. Russell only averaged 8:49 of ice time during his two-game stay with the big club, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. He'll return to a prominent role with Bakersfield, where he's notched five goals and 11 points in 12 appearances this season.
The Oilers recalled Russell from AHL Bakersfield on Sunday. Russell has four NHL games under his belt, and he is still seeking his first point while firing just five shots on net. His first chance to crack the lineup is Monday versus the Stars.
Edmonton reassigned Russell to AHL Bakersfield on Friday. The Oilers claimed Valentin Zykov off waivers in a corresponding move, so they're no longer in need of Russell's services as a depth forward. The 24-year-old will return to a prominent role with Bakersfield, where he's racked up four goals and nine points in 11 appearances this season.
Russell was recalled from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday. With Tobias Rieder (upper body) expected to miss a month of action, Russell will provide some additional forward depth for Edmonton. The 25-year-old will likely have to compete with Cooper Marody for a spot on the fourth line. In 11 outings for the Condors this year, Russell has tallied four goals, five helpers and a plus-9 rating.
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