Player News - Oilers

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had an assist in a 3-2 loss Tuesday night.

Nugent-Hopkins ended a four-game point drought. Through 20 games, he now has five goals and 14 points.
Nov 26 - 9:05 AM

Boyd Gordon scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Gordon has four goals and six points in 22 contests in 2014-15. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Nov 26 - 9:03 AM

Taylor Hall buried his eighth goal of the season as part of Tuesday's 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Dallas Stars.

The talented winger has been one of the few bright spots for a putrid Edmonton team this year since he has put of 13 points in 16 contests in total. Defensive forward Boyd Gordon also scored for Edmonton in the losing effort.
Nov 25 - 11:51 PM

Viktor Fasth was saddled with a loss Tuesday as he allowed three goals on 34 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Stars.

Whether it be Fasth between the pipes or Ben Scrivens, neither has played all that well lately and the team's issues certainly run deeper than the play between the pipes. Given coach Dallas Eakins's propensity to switch things up, we expect Scrivens to get the nod next time out.
Nov 25 - 11:47 PM

Luke Gazdic, Steve Pinizzotto, and Nikita Nikitin all tag in against Dallas on Tuesday night.

Of Gazdic, "He definitely goes out there and creates a lot of energy for us," Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. In terms of fantasy hockey, Gazdic is probably your most valuable player of three as he had 127 PIMs in 67 games last season.
Source: Mike Heika
Nov 25 - 8:26 PM

Viktor Fasth is projected to start for Edmonton on Tuesday.

That's based on the fact that Fasth was the first goaltender off the ice Tuesday morning. He has a 3.37 GAA and .890 save percentage in eight contests in 2014-15.
Nov 25 - 2:15 PM

Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins is hoping that no one else falls following the firing of goaltender coach Frederic Chabot.

Of course, if there is another firing this season, it will probably be Eakins himself that's shown the door. The Oilers were hoping to at least show signs of progress this season, but so far they're in the Western Conference's basement with a 6-13-2 record. "The group has shown in spurts this year that they can get the job done," Eakins said. "We have to get the job done."
Nov 25 - 10:36 AM

The Edmonton Oilers announced the firing of goaltender coach Frederic Chabot on Monday.

Dustin Schwartz will replace Chabot. Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth have struggled mightily this season. Both netmidners have goals-against averages above 3.00 and save percentages below .900. Perhaps a new voice and some changes will help them out.
Nov 24 - 3:57 PM

Taylor Hall admitted that he's probably never been this frustrated before since joining the Oilers.

"We're frustrated, the fans are frustrated, I think everyone is," Hall said. "It's on us, that's about all you can say. It sucks. It sucks for us, it sucks for the fans, for the organization, but we're going to have to make it through. We try and regroup as best we can. It's our fault as players and we're going to have to make up for that." Hall's speaking like a good soldier there, but is it really his fault? Aside from suffering some injuries along the way, he's pretty much been everything the Oilers could have hoped for and they have been completely unable to build a team around him. The Oilers are labeled as a rebuilding team, but for Hall that process is already in its fifth season. Hall also firmly stated that he doesn't want to see coach Dallas Eakins fired.
Nov 24 - 8:41 AM

According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the Edmonton Oilers are looking to trade winger David Perron.

Oilers' GM Craig MacTavish is reportedly looking for a top line center in return. The 26-year-old has two goals and 10 points in 21 games this season.
Nov 23 - 12:54 PM

Nail Yakupov is wearing a full face shield after getting cut inside his mouth for stitches on Friday.

Yakupov was hurt in Friday's loss to New Jersey when he took a stick to his mouth, but played on Saturday with the protection. Yakupov has only three goals and seven points in 21 games with a minus-eight rating and likely does not warrant any time on your roster at this stage of his career.
Nov 23 - 7:35 AM

Ben Scrivens had a night he’d like to forget in the Oilers’ 7-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday.

Scrivens played 2:45 into the second period before being pulled in favor of Viktor Fasth. Scrivens gave up five goals on 13 shots to blow up his goals-against to 3:35 and save percentage to .887. He has given up five goals in two straight starts. Fasth made 15 saves on 17 shots in relief and has a 3.37 goals-against and .890 save percentage this season.
Nov 23 - 1:18 AM

David Perron scored the only goal for the Oilers against the Blackhawks in a 7-1 loss Saturday night.

With just two goals and 10 points this season, Perron has been a disappointment all around. He was coming off a career year that saw him post 28 (team high) and 29, respectively. Justin Schultz and Jordan Eberle picked up the assists.
Nov 23 - 1:17 AM

The Edmonton Oilers are scratching Nikita Nikitin in favor of Keith Aulie against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

The $4.5 million per year defenseman has been disappointing so far, to say the least. There are some rumors that his back continues to bother him after having spasms earlier this year, but either way, it's disastrous for a team hurting this badly defensively to sit a guy who's getting paid so much. Tonight is a test for the ailing Oilers.
Nov 22 - 1:47 PM

The Edmonton Oilers expect Benoit Pouliot to miss five-to-six weeks with a broken foot.

One would imagine that the winger will be placed on IR soon. He showed some potential to complement Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle in Taylor Hall's absence, although the team moved Hall back eventually even with Pouliot in the lineup.

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