Oilers recall Bouchard from AHL, place Klefbom on IR

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Evan Bouchard. (Jason Franson/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Evan Bouchard from their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, and placed defenceman Oscar Klefbom on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

In a corresponding move, the Oilers also assigned forward Markus Granlund to the Condors.

The Oilers announced Tuesday that Klefbom will be sidelined two to three weeks with a shoulder injury.

The 26-year-old is in the midst of a breakout campaign for the Oilers, having put up a career-best 0.56 points per game en route to 33 points in 59 games.

Bouchard, the 10th-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft by the Oilers, had 33 points in 50 games with the Condors.

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