By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 03/26/2012

The Oklahoma City Barons have recalled defenseman Ryan Lowery from the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, Barons General Manager Bill Scott announced today.  In a separate transaction, the Oilers re-assigned forward Cameron Abney to Oklahoma City.

Lowery, a 5-11, 189-pounder from Inverness, Ill. has split time this season between Oklahoma City and Stockton.  With the Barons, he played in 26 games and scored seven points (1-6-7).  With Stockton, he has played in 22 games, scoring seven points (1-6-7).  Prior to turning pro, Lowery played 152 games over four seasons with Colorado College where he scored 46 points (7-39-46).

Abney, a 6-5, 205-pounder from Aldergrove, B.C., has played in 12 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 28 games with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, registering five points (2-3-5) and 117 penalty minutes.

The Barons take another step toward clinching a playoff spot in the Calder Cup playoffs in two road games this weekend.  Friday, they take on the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, at 7 p.m.  Saturday, they finish their season series with the Grand Rapids Griffins, AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.  Faceoff is 6 p.m.  Both games can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.

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