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Oilers' AHL team to Oklahoma City

Updated: February 9, 2010, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Pro hockey will return to Oklahoma City starting next season -- and at a higher level.

Representatives of Prodigal Hockey LLC and the NHL's Edmonton Oilers said Tuesday that Oklahoma City will be the home of the Oilers' American Hockey League franchise, which has been dormant since 2005. The Oilers will let their affiliation agreement with an AHL team in Springfield, Mass., expire at the end of this season.

The AHL unanimously approved the Oilers' plan on Monday.

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