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Lauri Korpikoski | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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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. Jun 30 - 7:52 PM

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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."
Apr 12 - 6:18 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.
Apr 11 - 8:08 PM

Lauri Korpikoski (mouth) will miss Arizona's next two games.

The Coyotes will have to make due without him in back-to-back contests versus San Jose on Friday and Saturday. He has six goals and 21 points in 69 contests in 2014-15.
Apr 3 - 10:22 AM

Lauri Korpikoski (mouth) was on the ice Wednesday, but didn't participate in the team's practice.

Korpikoski might take part in Thursday's practice though. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said they're being "tentative with him" and given that Arizona doesn't really have anything left to play for there's no reason to push him to return if he's not feeling 100%.
Apr 2 - 10:49 AM

Lauri Korpikoski will not play in Saturday afternoon's tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Korpikoski continues to recover from his mouth injury. Through 69 games this season, he's posted six goals, 21 points, 48 blocks, and 141 hits.
Mar 27 - 9:06 PM

Lauri Korpikoski won't play Thursday after he received a high stick to his mouth area on Tuesday against Detroit.

He didn't take part in the morning skate and coach Dave Tippett said that Korpokoski has been eating through a straw.
Mar 26 - 2:14 PM

Lauri Korpikoski recorded an assist in a 5-4 overtime win against Detroit Tuesday night.

Korpikoski has six goals and 21 points in 69 games in 2014-15. Although he managed to record 40 points in his third NHL campaign back in 2010-11, he hasn't developed into a player that's worth considering in standard leagues. That's not likely to change in the years ahead.
Mar 25 - 10:43 AM

Arizona got Lauri Korpikoski back from an upper-body injury on Thursday.

He was credited with a hit and two blocks in 16:05 of ice time in a 2-1 loss to Chicago. Korpikoski spent 4:55 of his playing time on the penalty kill. He has one assist in his last 16 games.
Mar 13 - 2:30 AM

Lauri Korpikoski (upper body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Korpikoski is likely to return Thursday for Arizona's game against Chicago. He has six goals and 19 points in 62 contests this season. If he can play, then Brendan Shinnimin is expected to return to the minors.
Mar 12 - 10:40 AM

Lauri Korpikoski (upper body injury) will be held out of the lineup Monday night against the Predators.

Korpikoski had been playing through the injury for the last few games but it was apparently worsened in Saturday's loss to the Canadiens and he will be unable to dress Monday night. It's been a disappointing season for the Finnish forward as he's scored just six goals and 13 assists to go with a minus 24 rating in 62 games played. Consider him day-to-day for now and look for him to rejoin the Coyotes lineup in the near future.
Mar 9 - 6:24 PM

Lauri Korpikoski is expected to play Saturday after missing Friday's practice with a minor injury.

It was not divulged where the injury was. Korpikoski has only six goals and 19 points with a minus-24 rating so his fantasy value is less than negligible.
Mar 7 - 5:27 AM

Lauri Korpikoski scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 3-2 come from behind win in Montreal.

Korpikoski cut the Montreal lead to 2-1 after he deflected a point shot behind Habs' goaltender Dustin Tokarski. His second goal was a little lucky as he beat Tokarski with a shot that went off Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin. The 28-year-old had just four goals coming into this game, and he had scored just once in his previous 15 games. He has 17 points in 46 contests this season. He has no fantasy upside going forward.
Feb 1 - 4:13 PM

The Arizona Coyotes will get winger Lauri Korpikoski back in the lineup as they face the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Korpikoski has been dealing with a lower-body injury. The 28-year-old has 10 points, a -13 rating, 34 SOG and two PIM in 30 games so far in 2014-15. His best season came in 2010-11 when he scored 19 goals and 40 points.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Lauri Korpikoski (lower body) could be ready for Saturday's game versus Anaheim.

He skated on Tuesday morning, but missed his fourth straight contest with a lower-body injury. "(Dec.) 27th I would think that he would be ready but with his injury, there's an easy chance of re-hurting it," coach Dave Tippett said. "So the three days off will give him insurance that way."
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:15:00 PM

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C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Anton Lander
4Mark Letestu
5Leon Draisaitl
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Luke Gazdic
6Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Tyler Pitlick
D1Andrej Sekera
2Justin Schultz
3Oscar Klefbom
4Andrew Ference
5Nikita Nikitin
6Darnell Nurse
7Griffin Reinhart
8Eric Gryba
G1Ben Scrivens
2Cam Talbot