When playing Oilers, Doug's a heavy Weight

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:28 AM ET

Doug Weight probably wishes he could play more games against the Edmonton Oilers this season.

But barring another trade, Weight won't face his former team again, which is unfortunate as four of his five goals this season have come against the Oilers.

Last night Weight netted the winner for the Anaheim Ducks in a 2-1 win.

"It's a coincidence a little bit," said Weight. "I certainly like to come back to this building, they have great ice, and it's a great atmosphere, so it's a lot of fun."

Weight, recently acquired by the Ducks, took a pass from Bobby Ryan in the third period and snapped a shot past Oilers goaltender Mathieu Garon with 3:39 to play for the winner.

The goal was Weight's first as a member of the Ducks. He was acquired from the St. Louis Blues on Dec. 14 along with winger Michal Birner and a seventh round pick for centre Andy McDonald.

The trade was prompted when defenceman Scott Niedermayer decided to return, forcing the Ducks to make the move due to salary cap issues.

"We haven't had him for that long, but he's made an immediate impact and that's all you can really ask for in a player," said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle. "We said to him that he was going to get an opportunity to play with our offensive players.

"He's a veteran guy that has been able to provide offence for a number of years, we think he can fit with our group."

Three of the previous goals Weight scored against the Oilers this season were with the Blues. He scored his first goal of the year in a 4-3 win in early December at Rexall Place. He then added another two in a 5-4 shootout lost four nights later.


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