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Oilers finalize 23-man roster by sending forward Draisaitl to Condors

Vancouver Canucks' Matt Bartkowski, right, checks Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl, of Germany, during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday October 3, 2015. The Oilers finalized their 23-man roster with a surprising move, assigning forward Draisaitl to the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
October 05, 2015 - 1:10 PM

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers finalized their 23-man roster with a surprising move, assigning forward Leon Draisaitl to the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors.

Draisaitl had a strong camp with Edmonton and spent time at right wing on a line with rookie phenom Connor McDavid.

The six-foot-one, 210-pound German was selected third overall by Edmonton in the 2014 draft.

He played in 37 games with the Oilers last season, scoring two goals and adding seven assists. He also had 53 points (19 goals, 34 assists) in 32 games with the Western Hockey League's Kelowna Rockets.

The Oilers' active roster also does not include forward Jordan Eberle and defenceman Dillon Simpson, who are currently injured.

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