Player News - Oilers

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Anton Slepyshev will be scratched against the Predators on Sunday.

He's posted eight points in 32 games with the Oilers this season. The 22-year-old has also picked up three goals and 10 points in nine games down on the farm.
Feb 26 - 2:34 PM

Do not be surprised if the Oilers trade for a backup netminder by Wednesday's NHL trade deadline.

The Oilers are comfortable with Cam Talbot as their starter but he has already played 55 games and the month of February is still not done. Laurent Brossoit has some talent but the Oilers need a veteran to take some heat off Talbot during the remainder of the regular season. Stay tuned.
Feb 26 - 8:44 AM

The Edmonton Oilers could sit Adam Larsson (lower body) one more game Sunday.

Larsson has been out of action for the last three games and although he practiced on Saturday, it may be for the best to allow him to rest one more time. Larsson has three goals and 15 points this season but has been a giant on the blueline, eating up minutes and playing a solid game in front of Cam Talbot. He has been a big reason for the Oilers turnaround but his fantasy value is still negligible in traditional pools.
Feb 26 - 8:41 AM

Drake Caggiula is pointless in his last 11 games.

The rookie is struggling offensively and a big reason why is his lack of shots on goal as he has only 61 in 44 games. "He’s getting scoring chances that have to be finished, a number every night, but I look back to what he did in college, from the first to his fourth year. By year four, everything he shot went into the net," coach Todd McLellan said. Caggiula had only eight goals as a freshman in college but had 25 in his senior year. The Oilers will take that kind of improvement.
Feb 26 - 8:34 AM

Despite traveling with the team on their road trip, Benoit Pouliot won't play on Sunday against Nashville.

Through 51 games this season the winger has posted five goals and 10 points with 28 hits and 30 PIMs. He's still considered day-to-day.
Feb 25 - 1:39 PM

Darnell Nurse is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's match with the Predators.

Coach Todd McLellan likely wants to see the youngster put in some time on the ice first, so don't be surprised if he sits out another game or two as a healthy scratch. We'll keep you posted.
Feb 25 - 1:38 PM

Adam Larsson (lower body) took to the ice to practice with his teammates on Saturday.

He missed Friday's match with the Capitals, and it looks like he's trending towards taking on the Predators on Sunday. We'll keep you posted. He's still considered day-to-day.
Feb 25 - 12:45 PM

Connor McDavid registered an assist in a 2-1 loss against Washington on Friday.

McDavid has registered at least a point in six of his last seven games. He has 20 goals and an NHL-leading 69 points in 62 contests this season.
Feb 25 - 5:28 AM

Cam Talbot allowed two goals on 25 shots in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

The loss puts an end to Talbot's personal four-game winning streak. Talbot's record now falls to 31-17-7 on the season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage in 2016-17. He remains a terrific fantasy option.
Feb 24 - 10:24 PM

Leon Draisaitl notched a goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Draisaitl tied the game at one just 35 seconds into the second period. Andrej Sekera and Connor McDavid picked up the assists on Edmonton's only goal. The 21-year-old has 23 goals and 54 points in 62 games. He's already surpassed his career-highs in both categories.
Feb 24 - 10:15 PM

Despite being activated from injured reserve, Darnell Nurse will not play in Friday's match versus the Capitals.

His next chance to play will be Sunday in Nashville. Through 25 games this season he has three goals and five points along with 17 PIMs, 25 blocks and 60 blocks.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 7:00 PM

Anton Slepyshev will be scratched against the Capitals on Friday.

The 22-year-old has posted eight points in 32 games with the Oilers this season. He also has three goals and 10 points in nine games with AHL Bakersfield as well.
Source: Katie Brown
Feb 24 - 6:29 PM

Darnell Nurse is ready to return to action.

He's been out of action since Dec. 1st with an ankle injury. Through 25 games this season he has three goals and five points along with 17 PIMs, 25 blocks and 60 blocks.
Feb 24 - 6:21 PM

Benoit Pouliot (undisclosed) joined the team to Washington on Friday.

Which is a great news for the veteran winger, who has been out since Feb. 11th with an undisclosed ailment. Through 51 games this season the winger has posted five goals and 10 points with 28 hits and 30 PIMs.
Feb 24 - 4:01 PM

In case there was any confusion, Andrej Sekera will indeed play Friday against Washington.

He has seven goals and 25 points in 59 games this season, along with 111 blocks to boot. Make sure he's in your lineup as well.
Feb 24 - 2:03 PM


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