Oilers recall Bouchard from AHL, place Klefbom on IR
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The Edmonton Oilers promoted defenseman Evan Bouchard from the AHL's Bakersfield Condors and placed fellow rearguard Oscar Klefbom on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

Klefbom, 26, is expected to miss two-to-three weeks with a shoulder injury.

Bouchard won't be available Wednesday against the Boston Bruins, but is expected to stick around with the team for at least a few days, head coach Dave Tippett said Wednesday.

The 20-year-old Bouchard is considered the Oilers' top defense prospect. He's contributed seven goals and 33 points through 50 games with Bakersfield this season.

Bouchard also mustered one goal in a seven-game stint with the Oilers during 2018-19. The Ontario native was selected 10th overall by Edmonton at the 2018 NHL Draft.

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