Minor leaguer?

Sounds strange when you're talking about a franchise player like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but he's kind of looking forward to his upcoming stint in Oklahoma City.

"It'll be different, but they have a young team there and it'll be good to play with them and get some more experience at the pro level," he said. "They're pretty similar leagues. I'm just going to try and play my game down there.

"I thought that this would happen, with everything going on, so it's not a huge surprise."