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Benoit Pouliot | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
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Benoit Pouliot scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 4-0 win over Dallas.
Pouliot's goal was exemplary of how hard the Oilers worked on Friday night. Justin Schultz started it off with a dump-in, where Taylor Hall deftly lifted Patrik Nemeth's stick behind the net, and found Pouliot for the tap-in across the crease. Pouliot now has points in consecutive games, and has scored in four of his past five games for a combined five assists and six points during that span. He now has 17 goals and 30 points in 51 games this season. Mar 28 - 12:52 AM

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Benoit Pouliot (illness) will rejoin the Oilers lineup when they take on the Detroit Red Wings Monday night.

Updating an earlier report, Pouliot will in fact return to the lineup Monday night. He has missed Sunday night’s game in Carolina and has only dressed in 42 games on the year. He has scored 13 goals but has only picked up seven assists this year. After inking a long-term contract with the Oilers in the offseason, he has been a bit of a disappointment for them this year after posting a career with the Rangers in the 2013-2014 season. Luke Gazdic will be scratched to make room for Pouliot.
Mar 9 - 7:10 PM

Benoit Pouliot (illness) will be a game-time decision Monday.

He feels better than he did when he sat out Sunday's loss to Carolina. Pouliot will be re-evaluated closer to game time.
Mar 9 - 3:44 PM

Benoit Pouliot will miss Sunday's game because of an illness.

Edmonton is scheduled to play again on Monday, so it's possible this disease will end up knocking him out of a second contest. He has 13 goals and 20 points in 42 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 9 - 9:32 AM

Benoit Pouliot scored a pair of goals for Edmonton Tuesday and carried his teammates to a 2-1 victory over the Wild.

Pouliot has been a pleasant surprise this season and has been one of the few Oilers to post a positive plus/minus rating. Jordan Eberle picked up assists on each of his goals in the contest.
Feb 25 - 12:06 AM

Benoit Pouliot will be on the ice to start Saturday afternoon's tilt with Ottawa.

He'll skate to the left of Boyd Gordon and Rob Klinkhammer on their third line as they kick off the Valentine's Day matinee. Pouliot has eight goals and nine points over his last 13 games dating back to the beginning of January.
Feb 14 - 2:10 PM

Benoit Pouliot and Matt Hendricks have taken to the ice for warm-ups in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.

While taking warm-ups isn't always a guarantee to play, both Pouliot and Hendricks represent talent Edmonton very much wants back in the lineup. Hendricks boasts 45 blocks, 60 PIMs, and 150 hits through 51 games this year, along with 13 points. While Pouliot, brought in over the summer for his scoring, has eight goals and nine points over his last 13 games.
Feb 14 - 1:45 PM

Benoit Pouliot (foot) won't be back Thursday night.

He skated with the team again in the morning and is close to being available. "No go, but positive sign we got today is he felt really good on the ice," coach Todd Nelson said. "We're looking at Ottawa as a possible game where he can come back."
Feb 12 - 5:45 PM

Benoit Pouliot (foot) might be back on Thursday.

Pouliot was placed on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, but because it was retroactive to Feb. 2, he can be activated at any time. When Pouliot returns, Matt Fraser will probably lose his top-six spot.
Feb 10 - 12:42 PM

Benoit Pouliot (foot) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

The move is presumably retroactive Feb. 2, which means Pouliot can be activated at any time. Pouliot has 11 goals and 17 points in 33 games in 2014-15.
Feb 10 - 12:18 PM

Benoit Pouliot (foot) skated Monday.

It was his first session since he sustained a foot injury last week against San Jose. Pouliot won't play against New Jersey, but it's encouraging to see him making progress.
Feb 9 - 5:20 PM

Benoit Pouliot (foot) wasn't on the ice Sunday.

With that in mind, we would be surprised if Pouliot was ready to return Monday night, although Oilers coach Todd Nelson wasn't prepared to rule it out. Pouliot has already missed two games due to the ailment.
Feb 9 - 5:04 AM

The Edmonton Oilers will be without Benoit Pouliot's services on Saturday as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In his first season with Edmonton, Pouliot has 11 goals and 17 points in 33 games played. He's been sidelined since Feb. 2.
Feb 7 - 1:46 PM

Benoit Pouliot (foot injury) will be unable to dress for Wednesday’s game versus the Penguins.

Pouliot took a puck off his foot in Monday’s game against San Jose and will be unable to play in Wednesday’s match against Pittsburgh. The first-year Oiler had already missed five weeks due to a broken foot earlier this year but head coach Todd Nelson says Pouliot will travel with the team on their upcoming six-game road trip. In 33 games played this season, he has 11 goals and 17 points with 22 penalty minutes.
Feb 4 - 5:34 PM

Benoit Pouliot hurt his foot during Edmonton's contest against San Jose Monday night.

Pouliot's night was cut short as a result. The severity of his injury wasn't immediately apparent. He has 11 goals and 17 points in 32 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 3 - 12:53 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Derek Roy
3Anton Lander
4Leon Draisaitl
5Boyd Gordon
6Andrew Miller
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Luke Gazdic
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Ryan Hamilton
6Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Matt Fraser
5Tyler Pitlick
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Nikita Nikitin
4Mark Fayne
5Keith Aulie
6Oscar Klefbom
7Brandon Davidson
8Martin Marincin
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth
3Richard Bachman