Richard Bachman G EDM 1 week ago

Bachman was reassigned to AHL Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

The move surely wasn't for performance-based reasons, as Bachman has led the Oilers to wins in his last three starts while conceding a total of three goals. He missed some time prior to Tuesday's win over the Kings due to a death in the family, and now he's set to celebrate the miracle of life, as his wife is due to give birth Sunday. With the Oilers' regular season set to end Saturday, assigning Bachman to Oklahoma City will allow him to play in the AHL postseason once he gets back from paternity leave. The Oilers recalled Laurent Brossoit from Oklahoma City to fill out their goalie ranks in place of Bachman.

Richard Bachman G EDM 1 week ago

Bachman, making his return after nearly a week away due to a death in the family, stopped 25 of 27 shots to deliver a 4-2 win over Los Angeles.

That's three straight wins sandwiched around the absence for Bachman, and they've come with about as strong a stretch of netminding -- three total goals in those three games -- as the Oilers have gotten out of their goalies all year long. Don't be terribly surprised if they stick with Bachman for both of the season's final games; after all, what do they have to lose? At this point, the Oilers can neither improve nor worsen their position in the standings, as they're a lock to finish with the NHL's third-worst record.

Richard Bachman G EDM 1 week ago

Bachman (personal) is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Kings, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

In his last game action with the Oilers, this past Monday, Bachman won his second straight start by stopping 29 of 30 shots in a 4-1 victory over Colorado. Since then, the Oilers have lost their last three games, by a combined tally of 17-3.

Richard Bachman G EDM 2 weeks ago

Coach Todd Nelson indicated Monday that he is "leaning" toward starting Bachman (personal) on Tuesday against the Kings, 630 CHED's Bob Stauffer reports.

Bachman returned to the Oilers on Monday following his absence due to a death in the family this past week. In his last action with the team, this past Monday, Bachman won his second straight start by turning away 29 of 30 shots in a 4-1 win over the Avs.

Richard Bachman G EDM 2 weeks ago

Bachman (personal) remained absent from the Oilers' morning skate, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Bachman left the Oilers earlier this week due to a death in the family and has yet to rejoin the squad. With just one week remaining on the season, it's possible that Bachman will just stay on bereavement leave the rest of the way. The personal tragedy came at an unfortunate time for Bachman, who had impressed with back-to-back victories against the Stars and Avalanche before his departure from the Oilers.

Richard Bachman G EDM 2 weeks ago

Bachman (personal) has left the Oilers and will be unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Ducks, Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal reports.

After leading the Oilers to stunning victories his last two times out while stopping 58 of 59 shots, he appeared in line to garner a third straight start Wednesday before personal tragedy set in. He's set to attend to a death in the family through at least Wednesday, but there's a decent chance he could still be unavailable for Thursday's contest against the Kings. Ben Scrivens will man the crease for however long Bachman remains away from the team.

Richard Bachman G EDM 3 weeks ago

Bachman was great Monday, stopping all but one of 30 shots in a 4-1 win over the Avalanche.

That's two wins in a row for Bachman, who has only allowed just a single goal in starts against Dallas and Colorado. With the Oilers mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the 27-year-old seems to be making the most of his opportunity to showcase his skills at the NHL level, and now owns a 16-14-2 career record across parts of four NHL seasons.

Richard Bachman G EDM 3 weeks ago

Bachman is slated to start Monday's game against the Avs.

The Oilers -- who have won two consecutive games by a combined count of 8-3 -- will give Bachman his second straight start after he stopped all 29 shots that he faced in Friday's 4-0 win over the Stars.

Richard Bachman G EDM 3 weeks ago

Bachman turned aside all 29 shots in a 4-0 shutout over the Stars on Friday.

Embracing the role of spoiler, Bachman turned in a gem against the playoff-hopeful Stars. It was his second career shutout in what was his fifth appearance of the season, so it'll be at least mildly interesting to see if he gets an extended look in the Oilers crease with less than 10 games left on this season's docket.

Richard Bachman G EDM 3 weeks ago

Bachman will be in the crease for Friday's game against the Stars.

Though Ben Scrivens probably isn't the Oilers' long-term solution in the net, it appears Bachman has already been dismissed as such, as the 27-year-old owns a 14-14-0 career record to go along with a 3.12 GAA and .898 save percentage over 39 career appearances. Incidentally, all 14 of those victories came when he was a member of the Stars, as he's taken the loss in each of his four starts since joining the Oilers' organization. Though he'll have plenty incentive to turn in a solid outing against his former team, there's little to suggest that Bachman is capable of putting the clamps on the one of the NHL's better attacks.