By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 04/10/2012

The Edmonton Oilers assigned forward Cameron Abney to the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, Barons General Manager Bill Scott announced today.

Abney, a 6-5, 205-pounder from Aldergrove, B.C., has played in 14 games with the Barons this season, serving 24 penalty minutes.  The Oilers 3rd round choice (82nd overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, has played 29 games with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, registering five points (2-3-5) and 117 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, he played 180 games in the Western Hockey League with the Everett Silvertips and Edmonton Oil Kings. In those games, he recorded 37 points (14-23-37) and served 298 penalty minutes.

Abney joins the Thunder as they begin their second-round playoff series against the Alaska Aces in the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs.  The Thunder advanced by sweeping the Colorado Eagles in their first-round playoff series.  Game 1 of the series is Friday in Anchorage.

The Barons close out their regular season with three games this weekend.  Friday, the Barons play the Houston Aeros, AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, in their final home game of the regular season.  Faceoff is 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center.  Saturday, they travel to Cedar Park, Texas to take on the Texas Stars, AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m.  The regular season concludes Sunday at 3:30 p.m. when the take on San Antonio, AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers.   All three games can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.

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