By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 12/15/2011

The Edmonton Oilers returned defenseman Colten Teubert to the Oklahoma City Barons, Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today.  In a separate transaction, the Barons returned forwards Cameron Abney and Ryan Martindale to Stockton of the ECHL, Barons General Manager Bill Scott announced.

Teubert, a 6-4, 210-pounder from White Rock, B.C. has played in 10 games with the Oilers, registering one assist and serving eight penalty minutes.  He has played 13 games with the Barons games this season recording five points (2-3-5) and has served 27 penalty minutes.   Teubert is expected to join the Barons in advance of their game Saturday evening against the Houston Aeros.

Abney, a 6-5, 205-pounder from Aldergrove, B.C., played two games with the Barons, both against the Texas Stars.  He is returning to Stockton where he has appeared in 18 games, scoring four points (1-3-4) and serving 79 penalty minutes.  The Oilers 3rd round choice (82nd overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, attended training camp with the Barons and played in the Barons preseason game against Houston.  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.

Martindale, a 6-3, 207-pounder from Oshawa, Ontario also played in two games with the Barons, both against Texas.  He registered three shots on goal and served two penalty minutes in those games.  With Stockton this season, Martindale has appeared in 21 games, recording eight points (1-7-8).  The Oilers 3rd round choice (61st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, also attended training camp with the Barons and played in the team’s preseason game.  Prior to turning pro, he skated in 243 games over four seasons with the Ottawa 67’s, recording 207 points (85-122-207).

Saturday night is the Barons final home game before Christmas.  The team is giving hats and hams in advance of the Christmas holiday.  The first 1,000 fans through the doors will receive a Barons Santa hat.  Following the game, fans will have a chance to come down to the ice and shoot a puck into an empty net.  Fans who are successful will win a certificate for a ham from Schwab Meat Co.

Saturday’s home game against the Houston Aeros is a battle for first place in the Western Division.  The Barons and Aeros have the two best records in the AHL and are separated by just one point.  Tickets start at $10 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets.  Faceoff is at 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center.

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