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Linus Omark sent to AHL

12/31/2010 - NHL Linus Omark Edmonton Oilers + more

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers have sent left wing Linus Omark to the AHL, less than three weeks after he was criticized for showboating in his NHL debut.

Omark took a lot of heat for his spin-o-rama goal in a 4-3 shootout win Dec. 10 against Tampa Bay. He defended the move, saying he has always enjoyed entertaining a hockey crowd.

The Oilers recalled the 23-year-old forward on Dec. 8. He had a goal and four assists in eight appearances with the NHL club.

He is returning to Oklahoma City, where he has appeared in 26 games and has 13 goals and 13 assists.