PRESS RELEASES

OILERS ASSIGN DANIS TO OKC; ROY TO STOCKTON

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 03/01/2012

The Edmonton Oilers assigned goaltender Yann Danis to the Oklahoma City Barons and Olivier Roy to the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, Barons General Manager Bill Scott announced today.

Danis, a 6-0, 185-pounder from Fontaine, PQ, was recalled by the Oilers on February 20.  He returns to Oklahoma City with a 21-10-1 record, 1.98 goals against average and .926 save percentage.  His goals against average is tops in the league while his five shutouts puts him second.  His .926 save percentage places him third and 21 wins are fourth among AHL netminders.  Danis will join the team in advance of their game Friday night against the Peoria Rivermen.

Roy, a 6-0, 180-pounder from Amqui, Quebec has a 12-15-5 record with Stockton, a 2.44 goals against average, .927 save percentage and three shutouts.  His save percentage is good for third in the ECHL.  Over his last eight games with Stockton, he has a 1.49 goals against average and .958 save percentage.

He appeared in one game with the Barons on this recall, stopping 18 of the 20 shots he saw in 29 minutes of action.  Roy was selected in the 5th round (133rd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The Barons continue their six-game stretch away from the Cox Convention Center starting Friday in Peoria against the Rivermen at 7 p.m.  Saturday, the Barons take on the Grand Rapids Griffins at 6 p.m., followed by a Sunday afternoon game against the Chicago Wolves at 4 p.m.  All three games can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.

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