Player News - Oilers

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Edmonton forwards, Matt Hendricks and Boyd Gordon, will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game due to back injuries.

Both players were participants in the Oilers morning skate, however, the lineup will remain the same from their 4-1 win over Colorado Monday, March 28th. Hendricks will miss his third straight game and has eight goals and 16 points with 76 penalty minutes in 67 games this year, while Gordon will sit for a fourth straight game. In 68 games this season, Gordon has six goals and seven assists. Neither player are fantasy relevant.
Apr 1 - 5:36 PM

Ben Scrivens will get the nod in goal Wednesday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

Richard Bachman had been getting the majority of starts over the last week or so but he will be unavailable Wednesday due to a death in the family, so Scrivens will get the nod. Scrivens will make his 50th start and 54th appearance in the 2014-2015 season Wednesday and has a 15-23-10 record to go with an ugly 3.00 goals-against-average and .896 save percentage. He has, however, been sharp in two appearances versus the Ducks this season, posting a 1.22 GAA and .929 save percentage.
Apr 1 - 5:23 PM

Tyler Bunz has been summoned from the minors on an emergency basis.

He will back up Ben Scrivens on Wednesday night because Richard Bachman has left the team due to a death in his family.
Apr 1 - 1:21 PM

Richard Bachman won't be available for Edmonton on Wednesday because of a death in his family.

He has posted two wins for the Oilers in his past two outings and he's stopped 58 of the 59 shots he has faced during that time. Our deepest condolences go to him and his family for their loss.
Apr 1 - 1:19 PM

Edmonton has signed Joey LaLeggia to a two-year, entry-level contract.

He is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, which goes to the top college hockey player in the U.S. The 22-year-old blueliner was also named the player of the year and the defenseman of the year in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. He posted 15 goals, 40 points and 56 penalty minutes in 37 games with the University of Denver this past season. LaLeggia was a fifth-round pick of the Oilers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Mar 31 - 5:40 PM

Martin Marincin had an assist in Edmonton's 4-1 win over Colorado.

Marincin has a goal and three points in 35 contests in 2014-15. While he obviously doesn't do much offensively, he has been a major contributor for Edmonton recently, logging at least 21 minutes in each of his last three games.
Mar 31 - 9:51 AM

Teddy Purcell had an assist in a 4-1 win against Colorado on Monday.

Purcell has recorded at least a point in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 3-9. He has 10 goals and 32 points in 76 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 31 - 9:49 AM

Richard Bachman made 29 saves and won his second straight game on Monday 4-1 over Colorado.

Bachman was simply sensational once again. He's now turned away 58 of 59 pucks sent his way over his two victories over the Avalanche and Stars. His record rises to 2-2-0 with 13 goals against on 141 combined shots over six games.
Mar 31 - 2:54 AM

Anton Lander recorded two points for the second time in three games during Monday's 4-1 victory over Colorado.

All four points have come via the assist. For the season, Lander now owns 11 assists and 17 points in 32 games this season.
Mar 31 - 2:51 AM

Andrew Miller, who went pointless over his first three NHL games, now has points in three straight.

Miller recorded three assists during Monday's 4-1 victory over the Avalanche. He now has five assists and six points over his first six NHL games.
Mar 31 - 2:49 AM

Brandon Davidson scored first career NHL goal to kick off Edmonton's 4-1 victory over Colorado.

Welcome to the official record books, Davidson. He needed just six games and four shots to finally obtain his first NHL goal and point.
Mar 31 - 2:46 AM

Nikita Nikitin (undisclosed) was able to play on Monday.

Nikitin was questionable after blocking a shot on Friday. He scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-1 win over Colorado.
Mar 31 - 1:52 AM

Boyd Gordon (back) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's tilt with the Avalanche.

Gordon will miss his third straight game Monday night but is getting closer to a return. The hope is for him to be back on the ice for Wednesday's game versus the Anaheim Ducks. He has little to no fantasy value with six goals and seven assists in 68 games this season. Matt Hendricks will also be held out of Monday's game due to a back injury.
Mar 30 - 6:32 PM

Richard Bachman will be in goal for Edmonton on Monday against Colorado.

That shouldn't come as a surprise after he stopped all 29 shots fired his way on Friday in a 4-0 shutout win against Dallas. Bachman is being rewarded with a second straight start
Mar 30 - 2:37 PM

Nikita Nikitin was hobbling after Friday's game as he blocked a shot.

X-rays turned out to be negative but he could be questionable for Monday's game against Colorado as he missed practice on Saturday. Stay tuned.
Mar 29 - 8:54 AM

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