After the Oilers vs. Predators game on Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers Twitter page posted that forward Dylan Holloway has been loaned to the Bakersfield Condors in the American Hockey League.
This should signal that he’ll be playing in Bakersfield’s three games between now and February 6th, when Edmonton plays their first game back from the All-Star break. I like this move by Oilers management. They wanted him to play center in the AHL for a few games when he was coming back from his injury. Since coming back to Edmonton after that stint, he’s looked solid. In Saturday’s game, his line with Ryan McLeod and new Oiler Corey Perry looked really good on the ice. Putting him back in the AHL for a short period of time while the rest of the Oilers take the week off can give him the opportunity to improve his potential 3C role in the NHL. All of the NHL teams will feel rusty with the time off, but Holloway can come in with the perspective of keeping his legs running. Perhaps this will make the third line even better than in already looked on Saturday.