Player News - Oilers

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Andrej Sekera was injured in Wednesday's win over Florida.

He went straight to the dressing room after he was hit by a shot from Aaron Ekblad early in the second period. Sekera may have hurt his arm on the play. He tired to return, but was on the ice for two brief shifts before he had to leave again. "How badly was he hurt? Enough to not finish the game but I think it's more of a soft-tissue muscle thing than anything else (broken bone)," said coach Todd McLellan. "We'll see how he is tomorrow (Thursday)."
Feb 23 - 10:13 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins found the back of the net in Edmonton's 4-3 victory on Wednesday.

That was Nugent-Hopkins' 30th game of the season. He's on pace to get 45 points this season after recording 34 points in 55 contests in 2015-16. That's not bad, but it's less than you would expect from a former first overall pick.
Feb 23 - 7:09 AM

Leon Draisaitl registered an assist in a 4-3 win against Florida on Wednesday.

Draisaitl has recorded at least a point in four of his last five contests. He's up to 22 goals and 53 points in 61 games this season.
Feb 23 - 7:07 AM

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

Jordan Eberle recorded an assist in Edmonton's 4-3 win against Florida on Wednesday.

Eberle has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has 12 goals and 36 points in 61 contests in 2016-17. That's a pretty disappointing showing for him over all, but perhaps he'll salvage it to some extent with a strong finish.
Feb 23 - 6:53 AM

Cam Talbot turned aside 31 of 34 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

The Oilers were never to pull away by more than a goal, but they never trailed either. All three of Florida's goals were scored in the second period and two of them came on the power play. Talbot has now won each of his last four starts. He has 31-16-7 record with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage in 2016-17.
Feb 22 - 10:59 PM

Kris Russell scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

Russell picked the perfect time to score his first goal of the season, as he was able to break the 3-3 tie with less than eight minutes remaining in regulation. He finished the game with one shot on goal and a plus-2 rating in 19:55 of ice time. Russell has seven points in 49 games this season. Oscar Klefbom, Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for Edmonton.
Feb 22 - 10:41 PM

Anton Slepyshev will sit out Wednesday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Replacing him in the lineup will be Jujhar Khaira who dresses for the fourth time in 2016-17 and still looking for his first point. Slepyshev played only a touch over eight minutes in the last Oilers game. This will be the first scratch since January 10, a stretch of 17 games.
Feb 22 - 7:24 PM

Eric Gryba will suit up on Wednesday night against Florida.

He may skate alongside Brandon Davidson with Adam Larsson out with an undisclosed injury. Gryba has four points and 47 penalty minutes in 29 appearances this campaign.
Feb 22 - 6:41 PM

Jujhar Khaira will get back into the lineup on Wednesday against Florida.

Matt Hendricks could be the odd-man out to make room for Khaira, who will play in his first game since Jan. 18. He was out with a wrist injury for most of that time.
Feb 22 - 6:17 PM

Cam Talbot will be in net for the Oilers on Wednesday night.

It was already reported that he would play against Florida when Laurent Brossoit was revealed as Tuesday's starter. Talbot has won his last three appearances to become the first Oilers goalie to win 30 games in a single season since 2002 when Tommy Salo got 30 victories. Talbot also has a 2.35 GAA and a .921 save percentage in 53 games.
Feb 22 - 2:33 PM

Adam Larsson (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup on Wednesday night.

He missed most of the third period on Tuesday because of an unspecified injury. Larsson was seen limping after the game and should be considered day-to-day for now.
Feb 22 - 1:35 PM

Adam Larsson registered an assist in a 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

It was Larsson's 12th assist and 15th point in 59 contests this season. Although there was some potential for him to see his offensive presence grow with the transition from New Jersey to Edmonton, in the end it doesn't seem to have impacted him at all from that perspective.
Feb 22 - 4:45 AM

Laurent Brossoit allowed three goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It's just the second time all season that Brossoit has played in a full game. Don't expect him to play very much, as the Oilers will continue riding starter Cam Talbot. Brossoit has a 1-1-0 record with a 2.90 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage.
Feb 21 - 11:18 PM

Iiro Pakarinen scored Edmonton's only goal in their 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This was his first goal of the season. Pakarinen cut Tampa's lead to 2-1 in the second period, but that's as close as the Oilers would come to tying the game. Pakarinen has three points in four games in 2016-17. Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson picked up the assists on Edmonton's only goal.
Feb 21 - 11:09 PM


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