Linus Omark LW EDM 3 Months
Linus Omark is prepared to play in the AHL this season if he can't crack Edmonton's roster out of training camp.
"It's up to me now. I don't expect anything to be given to me, but if I end up (in Oklahoma City), I'm going to work hard down there and, hopefully, that will give me a chance later on," said Omark, who signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Oilers on Tuesday. "I'll do my best to get up to the NHL again. It's hard to get ice time, (but) I'm going to have to play hard. I'm more mature now." Omark probably could've made money playing overseas this year, but he wants to play at the NHL level.
Linus Omark LW EDM 3 Months
The Edmonton Oilers have signed Linus Omark to a one-year contract.
He amassed 69 points, including 52 assists, with Zug last season to lead the Swiss League in scoring. Omark last appeared in the NHL during the 2011-12 campaign and he posted three goals in 14 games. He may line up on Edmonton's third line this year alongside Ales Hemsky and Boyd Gordon.
Linus Omark LW EDM 6 Months
Linus Omark told the Swedish press that he wants to return to the NHL.
He left the door open to return to Edmonton, but it's unclear if he has a spot on their roster. Omark led Switzerland's top league in scoring this campaign with 69 points (17 goals, 52 assists) in 48 games.
Linus Omark LW EDM 11 Months
Linus Omark posted one of the best half-seasons amongst NHLers playing overseas this season, finishing third in Swiss league scoring with 13 goals, 33 assists and 46 points in just 34 games.
Omark found explosive chemistry with Red Wings teammates Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner on EV Zug's top line. Omark will try and bring his overseas success back to North America.
Linus Omark LW EDM 12 Months
A possible fit for Linus Omark could come with the Detroit Red Wings once the lockout is over.
He has developed chemistry with Detroit players Damien Brunner and Henrik Zetterberg while playing in Switzerland's National League A with EV Zug. He has racked up 43 points, including a league-high 31 assists, in 29 games. Edmonton was searching for a trade partner to take Omark over the summer and was unsuccessful, but his play overseas has probably increased his stock.
Linus Omark LW EDM Aug 29 '12
Linus Omark has reportedly signed a one-year deal to play with Zug in Switzerland this season.
He skated in 14 games with the Edmonton Oilers last season and appeared in 18 contests with the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons. Omark couldn't land a permanent spot on the Oilers' roster after he recorded 27 points in 51 matches during the 2010-11 campaign and he didn't reach a new agreement with the organization this summer. Edmonton has plenty of young talent who were ahead of him on their depth chart, so a move elsewhere isn't surprising.