Lagesson signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract extension with the Oilers on Wednesday. The first year of the deal is two way, whereas the second year of the deal is one way. Lagesson is currently playing for HC Vita Hasten in his native Sweden's HockeyAllsvenskan league, having racked up three goals and nine points while posting a plus-6 rating through 11 games. He spent most of the 2019-20 campaign with AHL Bakersfield, notching 10 points in 25 contests, but he also made eight appearances with the Oilers, going scoreless while registering a minus-4 rating over that span. He'll likely once again bounce between the AHL and NHL in 2020-21, but he could be a full-time player for the big club the following year.
Lagesson was sent back down to AHL Bakersfield on Saturday, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports. Lagesson's demotion makes room for the returning Oscar Klefbom (shoulder). In eight games for the Oilers this season, Lagesson has no points and a minus-4 rating.
The Oilers assigned and recalled Lagesson to and from AHL Bakersfield on Monday. The move was strictly to make Lagesson eligible for the remainder of the AHL season. The 24-year-old could be back down in the minors before too long, as he's suited up in just six NHL games this season. The Swede will look to crack the lineup again for Tuesday's game against Anaheim.
Lagesson has appeared in just one of the Oilers' last seven games. Lagesson went minus-1 with three shots on goal and two blocked shots in a loss to the Sharks on Feb. 6. Other than that appearance, he's been serving as defensive depth while Kris Russell (concussion) is out. Lagesson should not be on fantasy owners' radar.
The Oilers recalled Lagesson from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday. Lagesson will join the Oilers for the second time this season, as he went pointless in two NHL games earlier in this campaign. With Kris Russell (concussion) placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move Thursday, Lagesson could draw into the lineup as early as Friday against St. Louis.
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