Oilers make emergency exception call up on Monday.

Oilers make emergency exception call up on Monday.

The Edmonton Oilers have called another player up to the main roster using an emergency exception.

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The Edmonton Oilers are using a salary cap loophole to get themselves some additional help on the main roster.

On Monday, the Oilers used the league's roster emergency exception to call up forward James Hamblin from the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League. The Oilers were eligible for a roster emergency exception due to the fact that they played with just 17 skaters when they faced the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

The Oilers had previously been unable to make any call ups to the main roster due to the fact that they simply lacked the necessary cap space to make any such adjustments.

Hamblin has yet to appear in an NHL game for the Oilers this season but has had 6 AHL appearances with the Condors, scoring 3 goals and adding 2 assists for a total of 5 points.

Hamblin is an undrafted rookie forward out of Edmonton, Alerbeta, Canada who is now playing in his 4th consecutive season as a member of the Oilers organization. He has 10 games of NHL experience under his belt, but has yet to register a point in the NHL.