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Lauri Korpikoski | Winger | #28

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (19) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Lauri Korpikoski blazed through the St. Louis Blues defense to give to give the Oilers a lead, but it'd be short lived as they fell 4-2 on Thursday night.

Korpikoski did was speedsters do, beat the defense to the puck off a dump-in and strike quickly. Just 96 seconds into the game, the Oilers were up 1-0. If you're in a very deep league, he may be someone to keep an eye on. Korpikoski played 16:12 including five minutes on special teams with three shots, blocks, and a takeaway. Just someone for your watch list.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:57:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have traded winger Lauri Korpikoski to the Edmonton Oilers for center Boyd Gordon.

Both on expiring contracts that host $3M salaries, the Oilers free up an additional half-million dollars in cap space with the move. The 28-year-old Korpikoski is coming off a 21-point season in 69 games for Arizona, but just one of his six goals came at even-strength.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 07:52:00 PM

Lauri Korpikoski is now okay but missed the last eight games of the season after taking a stick to his mouth on March 24.

Korpikoski was forced to put everything in a blender to eat as his mouth and jaw were swollen and he had a cut behind his teeth on his gums. "It was tough going there for about eight days with eating and everything like that," Korpikoski said. "Just more of a kind of annoying injury to deal with as far as you lose some weight and just overall from day-to-day, eating and just trying to get talking and all that stuff. I feel good now."
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 06:18:00 AM

Lauri Korpikoski will remain sidelined with a mouth injury the season draws to a close.

Korpikoski finished another quality season as a depth forward with six goals, 21 points, 48 blocks, and 141 hits over 69 games.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 08:08:00 PM

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C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Teddy Purcell
4Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Darnell Nurse
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Justin Schultz
5Eric Gryba
6Brandon Davidson
7Adam Clendening
8Mark Fayne
9Andrew Ference
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit