Player News - Oilers

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Adam Larsson had three assists in the Oilers 7-3 win over provincial rival Calgary Saturday.

Larsson has been scoring a bit more of late with six assists in his last seven games. He has two goals and 12 points in 48 games thus far and while that is not great, he is improving. He filled up the stats sheet Saturday with a plus-three rating, four hits and three blocked shots. He is not worth owning in most standard leagues however.
Jan 22 - 8:07 AM

Jordan Eberle continues to put a slump behind him, most emphatically doing so on Saturday with a four-point output in the Edmonton Oilers' 7-3 win against the Calgary Flames.

He generated two goals and two assists in this one, managing a +2 rating and six SOG in just 15:39 TOI. Eberle now has six points in his last four games to give him 32 on the season.
Jan 22 - 2:23 AM

Edmonton Oilers goalie Laurent Brossoit got his first career NHL win, and it happened against the team he drafted him, as Edmonton defeated the Calgary Flames 7-3 on Saturday.

While Brossoit obviously received some hefty goal support, it was still a busy night, as he stopped 38 of 41 shots. He came into Saturday with a 0-5-1 record at this level. The 23-year-old generated respectable AHL numbers, although he actually struggled a bit this season, only managing a .908 save percentage with a 9-8-0 record for Bakersfield.
Jan 22 - 2:20 AM

Eric Gryba and Anton Lander will be scratched from Saturday's match with Calgary.

The rugged defender has picked up 58 PIMs with 25 blocks and 91 hits in 25 games this season. Lander however has posted four points with 24 hits in 26 games thus far.
Jan 21 - 8:22 PM

The Oilers will put their faith in Laurent Brossoit to defend the crease against the Flames on Saturday.

The 23-year-old is 0-5-1 with 20 goals against at the big league level. Considering his 9-8 record with a .908 save percentage and a 2.62 GAA in 21 games for AHL Bakersfield, you may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Jan 21 - 2:24 PM

Matt Hendricks got back in the lineup Friday and scored his second goal of the season.

He was a healthy scratch for Edmonton's previous two matches. Hendricks also had four penalty minutes and two hits in a 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville. He has four points in 20 outings this year.
Jan 21 - 10:41 AM

Connor McDavid had three shots and an assist in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville.

He didn't have a shot for the first 50 minutes of the contest, but turned up the volume late. McDavid's 40th helper of the season came on a power-play goal by Milan Lucic to tie the game at 2-2. It also stretched his point streak to three games.
Jan 21 - 10:37 AM

Milan Lucic tied the game on the power play with less than five minutes remaining in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators.

It was a great sequence leading up to the goal for Lucic. He first obliterated Austin Watson behind the net, then drew a retaliation penalty before putting the puck in the back of the end on the ensuing power play. It was Lucic's first goal since December 21 against the Coyotes. This season has been increasingly hard to deal with his inconsistent scoring habits because his penalty minute totals are down. However, he did pick up seven penalty minutes in the loss. He now has 28 points and 25 penalty minutes in 48 games this season.
Jan 21 - 1:18 AM

Cam Talbot made 42 saves on 44 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators on Friday.

Talbot's winning streak ends at four games. He was simply sensational in goal, stealing a point for the Oilers in this one. With the Oilers really lacking a quality backup netminder, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Talbot start again tomorrow night in Calgary. However, if the Oilers are to make a serious playoff push, they'll need to pick up a goaltender who can give Talbot some time off. His record fell to 24-12-7 with a 2.41 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.
Jan 21 - 1:13 AM

Eric Gryba and Anton Lander will be scratched from Friday's match with the Predators.

Gryba has posted 58 PIMs along with 25 blocks and 91 hits in 25 games this season, which is mighty beastly in the right pool. Lander meanwhile has picked up four points and 24 hits in 26 games with the big boys.
Jan 20 - 7:07 PM

Cam Talbot will start in Friday's game.

Talbot will be playing in his sixth straight contest. He's riding a four-game winning streak.
Jan 20 - 4:07 PM

Jujhar Khaira sustained a wrist injury during Wednesday's game.

Khaira might miss Friday's contest as a result. The Oilers summoned Anton Lander Thursday night as a result of Khaira's status.
Jan 20 - 11:06 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have some back-to-back sets coming up, which might result in Laurent Brossoit playing.

Brossoit was summoned on Jan. 11 to serve as the Oilers' new backup goaltender, but he hasn't made his 2016-17 NHL debut because the team leans heavily on Cam Talbot. Edmonton is set to play on Friday and Saturday though and then it has another back-to-back set on Jan. 25-26, so it shouldn't be long before Brossoit gets some work.
Jan 20 - 11:04 AM

The Oilers recalled Anton Lander from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.

In just 16 games down on the farm, the 25-year-old has posted 14 goals and 27 points. Which is by far his best point-per-game rate so far as a professional. With just 35 points in 213 career NHL matches however, it's far from certain he's yet to put it all together at the game's highest level.
Jan 19 - 6:34 PM

Among active players, Connor McDavid was the fourth fastest to 100 points.

McDavid reached that milestone on Wednesday, which was when he played in his 92nd career game. Alex Ovechkin needed 77 games to reach that mark, Sidney Crosby took 80 contests, and Evgeni Malkin reached the milestone in 89 games. As far as McDavid is concerned, getting to 100 career points doesn't mean much. "I guess it’s (100 points) nice. But it’s not much of a milestone," said McDavid. "Tough to be excited about it when you see a guy like that (Jagr) coming in and the numbers he’s got." Jaromir Jagr, who ranks second in points behind only Wayne Gretzky, needed 118 games to get to 100 career points.
Jan 19 - 8:44 AM


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