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Liam Reddox and Linus Omark Recalled by Edmonton

January 3, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Oklahoma City Barons News Release

Oklahoma City - The Edmonton Oilers, parent team of the Oklahoma City Barons, recalled forwards Liam Reddox and Linus (lee-nus) Omark, Barons general manager Bill Scott announced today.

Omark, a 5-10, 177-pounder from Overtornea, Sweden is making his second trip to Edmonton this season. He was recalled December 8, appeared in eight games with the Oilers and scored five points (1-4-5). During his recall to Edmonton last month, he created debate across the sports world with the style he added to his shootout attempt December 10 against Tampa Bay. He leaves the Barons third on the team in points with 31 (14-17-31). After being re-assigned to Oklahoma City December 31, he played in two games for the Barons and scored five points (1-4-5).

Reddox, a 5-11, 190-pound native of Whitby, Ontario is tied for the Barons team lead in goals scored with 18 and is second in points with 33. Reddox's 18 goals also ties him for second in the American Hockey League in goals scored. One of the faster players in the league, Reddox is tied for second in the league with four short-handed goals. This is his first recall to Edmonton this season. He has appeared in 56 NHL games, scoring 14 points (5-9-14), all with the Oilers.

Both players are expected to be in Edmonton in time for the Oilers' game tomorrow evening against the Detroit Red Wings.

Oklahoma City rounds out a five-game homestand with three straight at the Cox Convention Center this weekend. Friday and Saturday, the Barons take on the Peoria Rivermen, AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues, for the first time in Oklahoma City. The weekend concludes Sunday when the Barons play the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. Friday's game starts at 7:05 p.m., Saturday's game at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday's game starts at 5:05 p.m.

-Barons- NOTE: The Oilers re-assigned goaltender Bryan Pitton from Oklahoma City to Stockton of the ECHL. During this recall to Oklahoma City, Pitton appeared in one game, stopping 30 of 31 shots in a 2-1 win over Rockford January 1.

Goaltender Jeff Deslauriers (day-lori-ay) returned from representing Team Canada the Spengler Cup in Switzerland. Although Team Canada came up short in the finals, Deslauriers was named the Outstanding Goaltender of the tournament.

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