Linus Omark LW EDM 20 Days
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 5 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 6 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 10 Months
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.
Linus Omark LW EDM 10 Months
The Edmonton Oilers haven't heard anything back from Linus Omark after sending him a new contract proposal, which probably is a two-way deal.
Omark already drew a line in the sand last April when he stated his hope of getting a chance to play somewhere else. He played in just 14 games with the Oilers last season, but to assistant general manager Ricky Olczyk's knowledge he hasn't signed with a club in Europe yet.
Linus Omark LW EDM Apr 12 '12
Linus Omark said on Twitter that he hopes the Oilers will give him a chance with another team.
"I don't mind," Oilers GM Steve Tambellini said. "The fact that he's determined to play in the NHL and not just run back to a team in the KHL (in Russia) shows me he wants to stay (in the league)." Omark is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer. He showed a lot of potential in 2010-11 when he scored five goals and 27 points in 51 games. However, he was limited to just 14 NHL and 18 AHL contests this season. It certainly wouldn't be surprising if the Oilers accommodate his wishes and trade him over the summer.
Linus Omark LW EDM Apr 06 '12
Linus Omark missed Thursday's game with a leg injury.
Omark was slashed by teammate Andy Sutton during practice Monday but may not have played anyway as he has been a healthy scratch for the previous four games. Look for the Oilers to trade him in the off-season as they think he is an NHL caliber player but don't have room for his skill. "He's a good, helpful player but we have depth. He's proved he can play at the NHL level," coach Tom Renney said. Stay tuned.
Linus Omark LW EDM Mar 07 '12
Linus Omark played on Tuesday, but he was limited to fourth line duties.
Oilers coach Tom Renney previously stated that Omark might not be a top-six guy, but he was "certainly a top-nine guy." He might not even be that this season. Omark isn't worth owning in standard leagues.