24-Year-Old Center – Edmonton Oilers
Anton Lander Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract extension with Edmonton in April of 2015.
Lander will be a healthy scratch for the game Monday versus the Capitals, reports the Edmonton Journal.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Lander has spent the past three season in relative limbo -- he gets called up when the team needs a warm body because of injury, but never performs well enough to remain on the team for very long. He has only scored two goals and six assists in 95 games for the club and is the definition of a fourth-line forward. But the gaping hole at center could mean he can finally get an apartment in Edmonton. The fourth line beckons, but his production there won't be fantasy worthy.
Lander was given a chance with the Oilers last season, playing in 56 games, but failed to impress with only two goals and six points. Expect him to start in the AHL, but he'll get another chance when injury hits.
Lander had his best season to date with Timra of the Swedish Elite League last year, but still only scored 11 goals in 49 games. The Oilers would like him to play in North America this season so he can get acclimated to the AHL, and one step closer to NHL action.