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Schremp facing rehab

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:09 AM ET

Edmonton Oilers centre Rob Schremp underwent successful surgery yesterday at Grey Nuns Hospital to repair his left knee.

Schremp, who injured his medial collateral ligament late in the American Hockey League season at Wilkes-Barre, now faces six to eight weeks of rehab before he can begin preparing for training camp in September.

Schremp played one regular season game with the Oilers this year, late in the season against Minnesota, posting two shots and winning six of 12 faceoffs in a 3-0 loss to theWild.

Edmonton's second pick in the 2004 Entry Draft was 17-36-53 with 36 penalty minutes in 69 AHL games.

BLUELINER SIGNED

There are two things you want in every defenceman: toughness and skill.

And by all accounts Theo Peckham has plenty of both.

That's why the Oilers signed the six-foot-two, 223-pound blueliner to a three-year entry level contract yesterday.

The Richmond Hill, Ont., product was Edmonton's second choice (3rd round), 75th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Peckham had a single-season career-high 35 points in 53 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Owen Sound Attack last year.

The 19-year-old also registered 173 penalty minutes.

Peckham had 60 points and 618 penalty minutes in three seasons at Owen Sound, including a career-high 236 in 2005-06.

HOWSON IN DEMAND

Oilers assistant general manager Scott Howson is rumoured to be on the list of contenders for a pair of GM jobs in the NHL, one with the Phoenix Coyotes and the other with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

But Howson says he hasn't been contacted by anyone yet.

"I haven't heard a thing," he said.


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