Oilers Recall Darnell Nurse, Lose Schultz and Reinhart

One of the Edmonton Oilers top defensive prospects, Darnell Nurse, has been recalled on in advance of Tuesday’s road game against the Minnesota Wild, the team announced on Monday.

The recall saw the team place 21-year-old defenseman Griffin Reinhart on injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Nurse, 20, made his NHL debut last season playing two games with the Oilers before he was sent back to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL where he was the team captain, scoring 10 goals and 23 assists in 36 contests.

This season he started off with the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL, Edmonton’s new AHL affiliate in the inaugural season of the AHL’s Pacific Division. In six games with the Condors, Nurse has a single assist, seven penalty minutes, and 10 shots on net.

In addition to the recall of Nurse and placing Reinhart on IR, they will be without defenseman Justin Schultz on Tuesday. The team is awaiting test results on an undisclosed issue with Schultz and he has been ruled out against the Wild, according to The Edmonton Journal’s Joanne Ireland.

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