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Lauri Korpikoski | Winger | #28

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (19) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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The Edmonton Oilers have placed Lauri Korpikoski on waivers.
Assuming Korpikoski goes unclaimed, the Oilers will buy him out. This will save them $2 million in cap space in 2016-17, but cost them $1 million in 2017-18. He had 10 goals and 22 points in 71 contests. Jun 30 - 12:41 PM

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Lauri Korpikoski picked up his fourth goal of March during Thursday's 6-3 win over San Jose.

Korpikoski now has 10 goals in a season for the first time since scoring 17 in 2011-12 with then-Phoenix.
Mar 25 - 1:38 AM

Lauri Korpikoski found the back of the net in a 2-1 win over Minnesota Thursday night.

Korpikoski has only found the back of the net nine times this season, but three of those instances have occurred in his last five games. He also has nine assists in 2015-16.
Mar 11 - 10:54 AM

Lauri Korpikoski scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

The 29-year-old scored the go-ahead goal with under four minutes remaining in regulation time. Andrej Sekera and Adam Clendening assisted on the goal. Korpikoski has eight goals and 17 points in this season.
Mar 6 - 10:16 PM

Lauri Korpikoski will return to the Oilers' lineup Saturday against the Predators.

With 12 points and not much else to his credit through 38 games this season, the veteran bottom-six forward doesn't have much fantasy value.
Jan 23 - 10:03 PM

Lauri Korpikoski will be a game-time decision ahead of Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Korpikoski has been sidelined since Jan. 18 because of a foot injury. He won't have any fantasy value even if he does play.
Jan 23 - 3:05 PM

Lauri Korpikoski (foot) won't play in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

The 29-year-old has six goals and 12 points in 38 games this season. Anton Lander and Brad Hunt will also watch the game from the press box, but they will both be serving as healthy scratches. You can continue to ignore these three players in all fantasy formats.
Jan 18 - 7:34 PM

Lauri Korpikoski recorded an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to San Jose.

Korpikoski has six goals and 12 points in 37 games this season. That's more or less in line with expectations for him.
Jan 15 - 11:14 AM

Lauri Korpikoski registered an assist in Edmonton's 2-1 loss to Florida on Sunday.

Korpikoski has six goals and 11 points in 35 contests this season. He finished between 20-25 points in each of his previous two campaigns and it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up in that range again.
Jan 11 - 5:22 AM

Lauri Korpikoski registered an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Korpikoski has six goals and 10 points in 30 games in 2015-16. He's on par to record 23 points, assuming he doesn't miss anymore contests, and that estimated total seems reasonable.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:12:00 AM

Lauri Korpikoski recorded an assist in a 3-2 shootout win against Boston.

Korpikoski has three goals and five points in 18 games this season. That's more or less on par with what's expected of him as the 29-year-old forward isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Lauri Korpikoski (head) has been activated off injured reserve.

He has two goals and one assist in 10 games this season. Korpikoski hasn't played since Oct. 27, but he'll be on the fourth line Wednesday night.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 05:16:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have placed Lauri Korpikoski (undisclosed) on the injured list.

The forward last played on October 27.. He has two goals and three points in 10 games. His fantasy value is negligible
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 07:17:00 AM

Lauri Korpikoski and Luke Gazdic were scratched against the Canadiens on Thursday night.

In 17 combined games between Korpikoski and Gazdic they've recorded three points, 11 blocks, 16 PIMs, and 22 hits. Not too shabby for a single player, especially a defenseman, but split between them there just isn't enough here for a fantasy recommendation.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 09:41:00 PM

Oilers coach Todd McLellan is very comfortable using Lauri Korpikoski in key situations.

McLellan demonstrated as much when he sent Korpikoski out for overtime during Sunday's game. Korpikoski rewarded him by netting the game-winning goal. "When you’re behind the bench and you look down, there are guys that you trust a little bit more than others for different reasons," McLellan said. "Everybody is important, but Lauri for me is bringing trust, you can play him in all situations. He’s not perfect, but he tries to play the right way all the time and for him to get rewarded (Sunday) was a nice thing."
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 08:39:00 AM

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