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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

Andrew Miller became only the sixth NHL player to score his first goal on a penalty shot.

Miller joins Ralph Bowman in 1934, Phil Hoene in 1973, Flyers’ lkka Sinisalo in 1981, in 1992 and Jay McClement in 2005. That is quite a feat.
Mar 29 - 8:52 AM

Taylor Hall has played well on the third line since returning a week ago.

There is no doubt that Hall is the Oilers best player but he has certainly fit in nicely alongside Andrew Miller and Anton Lander to give the Oilers another line that opponents have to worry about. Hall has had a tough season as he was expected to be a top-ten scorer in the NHL but do not forget about him next season as he can certainly score. Hall has 12 goals and 34 points in 46 games this season after an 80 point season in 75 games last year.
Mar 29 - 8:47 AM

Matt Hendricks sat out Friday's game against Dallas with back woes.

The forward is considered questionable for Sunday's match with Colorado. He has eight goals and 16 points with 76 penalty minutes this season. Just an FYI in case he is in your lineup.
Mar 28 - 8:27 AM

Boyd Gordon (back) could be ready to go on Sunday.

Gordon has been out since Tuesday as he missed practice that day. The bottom six forward has only six goals and 13 points in 68 games this season. He has little fantasy value.
Mar 28 - 8:24 AM

Andrew Miller scored his first career NHL goal on Friday night when he put the puck past Kari Lehtonen on a third period penalty shot.

Pretty exciting stuff for the 26 year old forward who was in his fifth career NHL game. He now has three points during his time with the Oilers.
Mar 28 - 1:08 AM

Derek Roy added his 12th goal of the season during Edmonton's 4-0 win over Dallas on Friday night.

Roy capitalized on Alex Goligoski's failure to handle Jyrki Jokipakka's pass, allowing Roy to swoop in and put one home. Roy now has goals in consecutive games, and four points over his last five games. He has 11 goals and 21 points in 39 games since joining the Oilers.
Mar 28 - 1:06 AM

Jordan Eberle scored Friday night's opening tally just 33 seconds into the game en route to a 4-0 win over Dallas.

Eberle scored on an awkward play where it seemed as though Dallas turned the puck over at center ice, and then failed to pick up Eberle as he was open in front of Kari Lehtonen between three defenders. Either way Eberle got himself open for the chip-in goal served up by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, his 22 of the season. He continues to lead the team with 60 points this season.
Mar 28 - 1:00 AM

Benoit Pouliot scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 4-0 win over Dallas.

Pouliot's goal was exemplary of how hard the Oilers worked on Friday night. Justin Schultz started it off with a dump-in, where Taylor Hall deftly lifted Patrik Nemeth's stick behind the net, and found Pouliot for the tap-in across the crease. Pouliot now has points in consecutive games, and has scored in four of his past five games for a combined five assists and six points during that span. He now has 17 goals and 30 points in 51 games this season.
Mar 28 - 12:52 AM

Richard Bachman made all 29 saves and recorded his second career shutout in Friday night's 4-0 victory over his former club, the Dallas Stars.

It was also his first career victory over the Stars. Bachman was simply sensational all night along, and came through on all three of Dallas' power plays as well. Backman's record improves to 1-2-0 in five games this season with just 12 goals against on 111 combined shots.
Mar 28 - 12:45 AM

Richard Bachman will get the start against the Dallas Stars on Friday night.

Bachman will be making just his second start and fourth appearance for the Oilers this season. He's winless thus far with 12 goals against on 82 combined shots. Unfortunately he hasn't had a good season with AHL Oklahoma City, going 26-19-6 with a .908 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA through 52 games this season.
Mar 27 - 5:52 PM

Ben Betker has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

In 64 games this year with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL, he generated career highs with 25 assists and 31 points. He also had 63 penalty minutes and a plus-19 rating. Betker was a sixth-round pick of the Oilers in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Mar 26 - 5:50 PM

Brandon Davidson has been called up by Edmonton on an emergency basis.

He has 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 41 penalty minutes in 52 AHL games this season with Oklahoma City. Davidson has also appeared in four games with the Oilers this year.
Mar 26 - 5:45 PM

Jordan Eberle scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-3 victory over Colorado on Wednesday.

Eberle has recorded at least a point in eight of his last nine games. He has 21 goals and 59 points in 73 contests this season.
Mar 26 - 9:25 AM

Andrew Miller recorded his first two career points in a 4-3 win over Colorado Wednesday night.

Miller was playing in his fourth NHL game. The 26-year-old has 25 goals and 56 points in 58 AHL contests in 2014-15. He would be worth keeping an eye on if he landed an opening day roster spot next season, but we wouldn't count on that happening.
Mar 26 - 9:23 AM

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