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Oscar Klefbom | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
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Oscar Klefbom didn't play in Sunday's game against the New York Rangers because of a swollen foot.
The 21-year-old has one assist and a minus-5 rating in 10 games for the Oilers this season. He is considered day-to-day right now. Dec 14 - 11:45 PM

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Edmonton will insert Oscar Klefbom into the lineup on Thursday night.

"Just some heaviness and some hardness," coach Dallas Eakins said while discussing his expectations from Klefbom. "Oscar competes very, very hard. We need him to keep his puck plays very simple, but he's able to close in our own zone, keep people away from our net and we just need a very simple game from Oscar." He was called up from the minors on Wednesday. Justin Schultz and Martin Marincin will serve as healthy scratches.
Nov 27 - 3:10 PM

Oscar Klefbom has been called up by the Edmonton Oilers.

Klefbom has a goal and eight points in nine AHL games in 2014-15. He's also has a goal and three points in 19 career NHL contests.
Nov 27 - 9:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers assigned Oscar Klefbom and Iiro Pakarinen to the AHL on Sunday.

JFYI as neither player is an impact presence in fantasy. They were moved in part to make room for Taylor Hall.
Nov 16 - 3:08 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenseman Oscar Klefbom from Oklahoma City of the AHL.

The former first round pick had six points in six games in the minors with a plus-seven rating. The 21-year-old was drafted 19th overall in the 2011 Draft and this could be the last he sees of the minors. He is talented and is expected to be the heart and soul of the Oilers blueline in a couple of seasons. Compare him to Niklas Hjalmarsson when looking for an NHL equivalent and while that may not get him drafted in fantasy pools, he will be a huge addition to the Oilers poor defensive corps.
Nov 3 - 6:38 AM

Oscar Klefbom and Darnell Nurse were healthy scratches on Saturday for the third straight game.

The duo are expected to be the heart and soul of the Oilers blueline in a few years but have yet to see any action this season. Klefbom will likely see some soon but if Nurse is unable to get into the lineup then the Oilers should just send him back to the OHL.
Oct 12 - 7:24 AM

Oscar Klefbom is upbeat going into training camp.

Klefbom is fighting to make the Oilers' opening game roster after getting a taste of life in the NHL last season. "It's always good when you’re fighting for spots on a team. Makes us better," said Klefbom. "I feel more prepared this time around. I think the coaches have more trust in me. They know what I'm capable of. I played some tough games (in March and April). I was also injured last year (which never gave him a true NHL shot)." It will be a challenge for Klefbom to make Edmonton's opening game roster, but he certainly can't be ruled out.
Sep 9 - 8:47 AM

Oscar Klefbom scored his first NHL goal on Friday.

The stay at home defenseman was drafted 19th overall and was the Oilers second first round pick in the 2011 Draft after they selected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first overall. Klefbom gave his dad Hakan a great birthday present with the goal as his pop was watching the game back home in Sweden. Klefbom compares himself to Chicago's Niklas Hjalmarsson and if he turns out to be as good, then the Oilers have found themselves a solid defender for many years to come.
Mar 30 - 3:42 AM

Oscar Klefbom made his NHL debut on Tuesday.

Klefbom had an assist in Edmonton's 4-3 shootout win. "I thought he was a little bit like Viktor. He struggled little bit early," said Oilers coach Dallas Eakins. "I think it was probably a case of nerves and the speed Minnesota has but . . . I thought by the third he looked like an NHL defenseman. That's encouraging."
Mar 12 - 9:34 AM

Oscar Klefbom will make his NHL debut on Tuesday night when the Oilers take on the Stars.

The 20 year-old Swede has played in Oklahoma City all season, where he had nine points and a minus-nine rating through 45 games. Klefbom is one of Edmonton's top prospects on defense, as he was the 19th overall pick in 2011.
Mar 11 - 8:11 PM

The Edmonton Oilers recalled defenseman Brad Hunt and not Oscar Klefbom because Klefbom is injured.

Klefbom has struggled offensively in the AHL as he has only three assists in 27 games with a minus-10 rating. Nevertheless, he likely would have been recalled had he not been hurt. Just an FYI in case you have Klefbom in a dynasty pool.
Jan 4 - 6:32 AM

The Oilers sent Oscar Klefbom back down to the AHL.

Klefbom was up for just a day. The defensemen, a first-rounder of the Oilers from the 2011 draft, has yet to make his NHL debut. He has an assist in 12 games with the Oklahoma City Barons this season.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 07:50:00 PM

Oscar Klefbom isn't sure if he'll be in Edmonton's lineup Saturday night.

He's waiting on the status of an undisclosed defenseman and if that player is unable to play then Klefbom will make his NHL debut versus Calgary.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 05:40:00 PM

Oscar Klefbom has been summoned by the Edmonton Oilers.

Klefbom might make his NHL debut on Friday after being selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He's a defensive defenseman, which is great for the Oilers but will make him a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Oscar Klefbom is likely to start the season with Oklahoma City of the AHL.

Klefbom is a highly regarded defenseman with the Oilers after being drafted 19th overall in the 2011 Draft. He underwent shoulder surgery in November and has not played since so the recently turned 20-year-old could use some time in the minors since it will be almost a year since he last played. It also does not help his cause that he will be spending his first season in North America and that is always a big adjustment for most Europeans. He should be in the Oilers lineup at some point this season. He is not an offensive defenseman so we cannot recommend him in fantasy pools.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 07:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Leon Draisaitl
3Anton Lander
4Boyd Gordon
5Mark Arcobello
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Steve Pinizzotto
5Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Brandon Davidson
8Brad Hunt
9Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth