Edmonton Oilers' fourth-line center Anton Lander will be out of action for at least a month due to a broken foot.
The 21 year old from Sweden broke his foot during the first shift of the Oilers' 3-2 loss against the visiting Dallas Stars last Wednesday when he attempted to block a shot. He was seen on crutches under the stands after having his foot examed. An MRI confirmed the injury.
"He broke his foot," said Oilers coach Ralph Krueger. "That's a minimum of four weeks."
Lander was recalled from the American League Oklahoma City Barons two weeks ago when Shawn Horcoff sustained a strained neck after a hit by Phoenix captain Shane Doan. In three games he averaged 12 1/2 minutes, had no goals and one assist.
Center Chris VandeVelde was recalled to fill Lander's place.
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