The Pipeline Show has learned that Edmonton has recalled Charles Linglet from the Springfield Falcons today. Linglet, a 6'2 and 212 lbs winger, is currently 5th in AHL scoring with 74 points in 75 games.
The Montreal native played four full seasons in the QMJHL with Baie-Comeau where he had a career high 123 points in 2001-02.
Dean and I have both argued lately that Linglet deserved a call up simply as a carrot or reward for his performance on the farm this year. Hopefully the player will resign with Edmonton in the summer and be a key contributor again when the AHL affiliation moves to Oklahoma City.
Linglet was signed last summer to a minor league deal which means that Edmonton had to sign him to a NHL deal in order for this recall to happen. I'm told that it is for the rest of this season (so far) but beyond that might still be in the works. No details or official announcement yet from the Oilers.
Edit: The Oilers have now sent out the following press release.