Sheahan to make debut for Oilers on Tuesday in return from concussion


With the puck in the net, Pittsburgh Penguins' Riley Sheahan, skates away from Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth after scoring a goal. (Tom Mihalek/AP)

The Edmonton Oilers have activated centre Riley Sheahan from injured reserve and he’s expected to make his debut for the team against the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

In a corresponding move, the Oilers retroactively placed forward Josh Archibald on the IR.

Sheahan, 27, was sidelined with a concussion.

The defensive forward was signed by the Oilers to a one-year deal worth $900,000 last month.

In 82 games split between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers in 2018-19, Sheahan scored nine goals and added 10 assists.

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