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Everett's Jujhar Khaira promoted to Oklahoma City Oil Barons

Jujhar Khaira squares off with a Vancouver Canuck opponent while with the Edmonton Oilers at the Young Stars competition in Penticton last September. The Oilers have assigned Khaira to Oklahoma City Oil Barons of the American Hockey League. - FILE PHOTO / THE LEADER
Jujhar Khaira squares off with a Vancouver Canuck opponent while with the Edmonton Oilers at the Young Stars competition in Penticton last September. The Oilers have assigned Khaira to Oklahoma City Oil Barons of the American Hockey League.
— image credit: FILE PHOTO / THE LEADER

His Everett Silvertips are out of the Western Hockey League playoffs, but Jujhar Khaira of Surrey is still playing hockey.

Khaira, who signed with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League last summer, was assigned by the Oilers to the Oklahoma City Oil Barons of the American Hockey League Tuesday morning.

Everett was eliminated 4-1 by the Seattle Thunderbirds in a best-of-seven series that concluded Sunday.

Khaira played 59 regular season games with the Silvertips, scoring 16 times and adding 27 assists for 43 points. He added three goals and an assist in the five playoff games.

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