Oilers assign Paajarvi to Oklahoma City

Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini announced Friday that forward Magnus Paajarvi has been assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons, the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate.

The 20-year-old Paajarvi has only recorded three assists in his 25 games played thus far in his sophomore NHL season.

A 6’2, 204 pound forward, Paajarvi is a minus-2 on the campaign and playing an average of 12:03 minutes per game, down from 15:23 played in his rookie year.

As a rookie the Norrkoping, Sweden native posted 15 goals and 19 assists in 80 games. His 34 points were good enough for to be seventh-most on the Oilers.

Paajarvi was drafted by the Oilers in the first round, 10th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.