Jones Recalled By The Edmonton Oilers

Ryan Jones with the Oklahoma City Barons - Photo from

Ryan Jones with the Oklahoma City Barons – Photo from

His time in the American Hockey League was short lived, as Chatham’s Ryan Jones was recalled by the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers Tuesday.

Jones, who was demoted to the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons after being waived by the Oilers in training camp.

Jones scored in his first AHL game of the season and has two goals in four games this season.

Despite years of high draft picks, the Edmonton Oilers have again started amongst the NHL’s worst this season. After renewed expectations for the young and talented team, the Oilers have failed to gel, with marque players finding themselves on the bench and in the press box.

Through 7 games, the Oilers are 1-5-1. After suffering through injuries last season with the Oilers, Jones struggled offensively scoring only twice. The Oilers showed faith in the veteran however, resigning him to a $1.5 million contract this summer, in hopes he could return to his form of the previous two seasons, during which he scored 17- and 18-goals respectively.

Jones played Tuesday for the Oilers in a loss to Pittsburgh, and could potentially re-enter the Oilers’ lineup Thursday as Edmonton travels to face the New York Islanders, before visiting the Ottawa Senators Saturday.

If Jones were to be assigned again to the AHL, he would once again need to clear waivers.

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