Oilers recall Jesse Puljujarvi from AHL ahead of meeting with Kings

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Jesse Puljujarvi (98) from the AHL. (Jason Franson/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Jesse Puljujarvi from AHL Bakersfield ahead of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Puljujarvi, 20, had two goals and four points in four games with the Condors since he was sent down along with Kailer Yamamoto on Nov. 10. In 11 games with the Oilers, he has one goal and no assists this season.

When Puljujarvi and Yamamoto were sent down, GM Peter Chiarelli said part of the reason for the move was to get the confidence back in his young stars.

“I think, broadly speaking, I’d like them to get more touches,” Chiarelli said, according to the Edmonton Sun. “With Jesse, it’s about getting his confidence back. I thought he had a strong camp and it didn’t translate to the start of the season. You could see some of the frustration in his game, but having said that, there was some maturity in his game too, so we just have to build it back up a little bit. It’s a easier to do that down there with more minutes and a little more latitude and margin for error.”

With new head coach Ken Hitchcock shaking the lines up, it appears Puljujarvi will get a second chance to become a consistent contributor for the Oilers.

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