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Oscar Klefbom | Defenseman | #77

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (19) / EDM

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Look for Oscar Klefbom (flu) to be back in the Oilers lineup Wednesday.
Klefbom missed the third period Saturday as he had the flu. "We weren’t sure how sick he was getting but it progressively got worse," coach Todd McLellan said. "He’ll be fine. Nothing that a pillow won’t cure." Klefbom is a top-two defenseman and the Oilers will need him at full strength if they want to get past the Anaheim Ducks in quarter-final action. Apr 24 - 8:36 AM

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Oscar Klefbom didn't play in the third period on Saturday against San Jose because of an illness.

"It's important for us to get healthy before we get to Anaheim," said coach Todd McLellan after the game. The Oilers managed to record a 3-1 win over the Sharks in Game 6 without Klefbom, but his presence on the back end will be needed in Round 2 versus the Ducks.
Apr 23 - 1:48 AM

Oscar Klefbom is in the starting lineup for Game 3 against the San Jose.

It would seem the young talented defender is feeling quite up to the task of playing tonight. Klefbom scored the series' opening tally in Game 1 and has average just over 21 minutes through the first two games.
Apr 16 - 10:09 PM

Speaking after practice, Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan expects Oscar Klefbom to be ready for Game 3 against the San Jose Sharks.

Klefbom didn't participate in practice today but the head coach still sounded confident his talented defensemen would be able to suit up tomorrow. The Oilers recalled Griffin Reinhart from the minors as insurance in case Klefbom isn't able to go in Game 3.
Apr 15 - 5:22 PM

Oscar Klefbom is absent from Edmonton's practice on Saturday after blocking a shot with what appeared to be his knee.

Brent Burns fired a shot that sent Klefbom to the dressing room and he never returned to the game. It would be a big loss for the Oilers if he were not able to suit up for Games 3 in San Jose.
Apr 15 - 1:49 PM

Oscar Klefbom left Friday night's game against the San Jose Sharks with an injury and did not return.

Klefbom was injured when he went down to block a Brent Burns wrister. The shot appeared to hit Klefbom inside the knee and he gingerly made his way to the bench. It would be a huge loss for the Oilers if they didn't have him in the lineup for Game 3.
Apr 15 - 1:21 AM

Oscar Klefbom missed part of the second period on Tuesday, but was fortunately able to return to the game.

Klefbom was struck in the neck by the puck. Despite that he ended up with a goal in 16:34 minutes of ice time Tuesday night. Given that he returned to the game we expect him to be okay going forward, unless new details arise.
Mar 15 - 6:09 AM

Oscar Klefbom picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Predators.

He's now up to 17 assists and 28 points through 63 games thus far, leaving him just one helper shy of matching his career high in that category.
Feb 26 - 9:28 PM

Oscar Klefbom has three goals and six points in his last five games.

Klefbom hasn't been much of an offensive contributor through most of his NHL career, though that career is still young. The 23-year-old has 11 goals and 26 points in 61 contests in 2016-17. Oilers coach Todd McLellan recently stated that Klefbom has 40-point potential and while that likely won't be realized this season, it might happen in 2017-18.
Feb 23 - 6:56 AM

Coach Todd McLellan believes in the offensive potential of Oscar Klefbom.

"I concur that he can be a 40-point player. He has the vision and the shot and the legs to put himself in those offensive situations," said McLellan. "It's just experience for him now. Coming back from his injury, the tendency is to play conservatively, trying to not make mistakes, but now he's doing a better job of that and the offense is coming." He has 10 goals and 14 assists in 58 games this season, with five points coming in the last five outings.
Feb 18 - 10:54 AM

Oscar Klefbom had a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over Arizona Tuesday night.

Klefbom has nine goals and 23 points in 57 contests this season. He also got his first penalty of the season on Tuesday - two minutes for holding Max Domi.
Feb 15 - 5:00 AM

Oscar Klefbom has no penalty minutes in 51 games this season.

Among players that have participated in at least 20 games, Klefbom is one of just three players with no penalty minutes. The other two are Johnny Gaudreau (42 games) and John Carlson (43 games). "I think it shows his skating ability," said teammate Mark Letestu of Klefbom. "He’s able to skate himself out of a hooking penalty or tripping penalty. That, and being lucky. Of course, he’s talked about it now so he’ll probably get one two shifts into his next game." Maybe he's been jinxed, but it's worth adding that Klefbom has just 10 total PIM in 158 career games.
Jan 31 - 4:24 AM

Oscar Klefbom’s third period goal put the Edmonton Oilers in shooting range, but they could not capitalize and lost 5-3 to the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night.

Klefbom turned his one shot into an opportunity when he scored at the 3:45 mark of the third period. The Oilers defenseman led the team in shots on Saturday with nine in an overtime win against the Devils, but he lacked that productivity Tuesday. Klefbom was not the only Oiler afraid of the paint. No one on the team had more than three shots on goal except for Patrick Maroon who threw off the curve with six. This was Klefbom’s seventh goal of the season, his highest scoring season to date.
Jan 11 - 12:24 AM

Oscar Klefbom scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He snapped his seven-game goalless streak. Patrick Maroon and Jordan Eberle picked up the assists on the Oilers' only goal. Klefbom is up to six goals and seven assists in 39 games this season.
Jan 3 - 10:26 PM

Oscar Klefbom produced his fourth power-play point of the year Friday night in a 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota.

He also scored a power-play goal against Philadelphia on Thursday. The 23-year-old rearguard has 11 points in 30 games this campaign.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:27:00 AM

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