The Oilers have claimed goaltender Niko Hovinen off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Hovinen, 24, is 6'7" and hails from Finland. He was drafted 132nd overall by Minnesota in 2006. Hovinen has yet to play a game in the NHL. This season, he's made 13 appearances with Trenton in the ECHL, posting a 4-6-3 record with a 3.14 goals against average and an .889 save percentage. (jrw)