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Eric Belanger | Center

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/16/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
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Eric Belanger has announced his retirement from hockey.
Belanger had his contract bought out by the Edmonton Oilers in the off-season and then signed a deal with Yekaterinburg of the KHL. But after going pointless in seven games, the 35-year-old decided enough was enough and has retired. Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:42:00 AM

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Eric Belanger has signed a one-year contract with KHL Yekaterinburg.

Belanger became an unrestricted free agent after the Edmonton Oilers bought out the final campaign of his old contract. He had three points and 10 penalty minutes in 26 games last season.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 08:49:00 PM

Edmonton has put Eric Belanger on unconditional waivers with the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract.

He has one year left on his contract and was set to earn $1.25 million next season. Belanger's buyout will erase his $1.75 million cap hit from the Oilers salary cap. The veteran center didn't score a goal and had only three assists in 26 appearances last campaign.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Eric Belanger (groin) will return to the Edmonton Oilers' lineup on Monday.

Belanger hasn't played since March 25. "I'm not going to lie, there's a little bit of worry about it but I'm feeling pretty good," Belanger said. "I've been skating for over a week and it's been feeling okay. I'm crossing my fingers but if I can go through a game, hopefully I can finish the year strong."
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Eric Belanger (groin) has started to practice with the Oilers.

It remains to be seen when Belanger might be able to return. He has three assists in 23 games this season.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Edmonton Oilers place Eric Belanger (groin) on injured reserve.

The Oilers plan to recall someone from their AHL affiliate before tonight's game. Belanger re-injured his groin during the second period of Monday's game. It was just his second game back in the lineup since being activated from IR on Saturday.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Eric Belanger re-injured his groin during the second period Monday and did not return.

Belanger returned to action on Saturday and actually got in a game and a half before going on the shelf once again. The Oilers could call up a minor leaguer like Anton Lander for Tuesday's game. Stay tuned.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Eric Belanger was activated from the IL on Saturday and played 12 minutes and 55 seconds in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Belanger won four faceoffs and lost four faceoffs, blocked a shot and dished out a hit.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 02:48:00 AM

Eric Belanger (groin) left Tuesday's practice before the line rushes.

Belanger was expected to return to the lineup Wednesday but this definitely throws a monkey wrench into those plans. We'll have to update you as soon as we know more but it certainly appears as if Belanger's groin isn't ready for game action just yet.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 01:49:00 PM

Oilers center Eric Belanger should be back in the Edmonton lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Sharks.

He has already been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Predators, but looks good to go for Wednesday after practising in full Saturday. Activate him if you normally would.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Eric Belanger (groin) will not return on Sunday.

Belanger was able to participate in Saturday's practice. He has three assists in 21 games this season.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 02:15:00 PM

Edmonton Oilers forward Eric Belanger went on the injured reserve with a groin injury.

Belanger doesn't bring much to the table fantasy-wise, but he can be a helpful defensive forward for an Oilers team low on them. The team's getting three players back from injury on Sunday so it's not all bad for Edmonton.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Eric Belanger recorded an assist on Thursday.

Belanger now has two points in 13 games in 2013. He missed eight days earlier this season due to a couple of broken toes.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 10:55:00 AM

Eric Belanger (foot) was activated from the IL on Sunday.

Belanger missed eight days with a couple of broken toes. The bottom-six forward has no points in eight games this season with eight penalty minutes and should not be in anyone's fantasy lineup unless you are a great friend or related to the center.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 01:53:00 AM

Look for Eric Belanger to be back in the Edmonton lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets.

The Oilers have reportedly sent Chris VandeVelde back to Oklahoma City of the AHL, which is a pretty clear indication that the fourth line center's broken toes have healed enough for him to return.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 11:35:00 AM

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