Player News - Oilers

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Jujhar Khaira will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

He has no points in three games this season. Don't expect him to carry any fantasy value as the season goes on. Matt Benning will miss the game because of an illness.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 19 - 8:39 PM

Cam Talbot will get the start in Thursday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Talbot won his first game of the season, but he's now dropped three straight games. He has a 1-3-0 record with a 3.96 goals-against-average and a .880 save percentage this season.
Oct 19 - 6:18 PM

Leon Draisaitl (concussion) will accompany the Oilers on their upcoming three-game road trip.

Draisaitl has missed Edmonton's last two games, but he resumed skating on Monday. He won't be available for Thursday's contest, but he hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's game yet.
Oct 18 - 2:58 PM

Drake Caggiula (undisclosed) will accompany the Oilers on their upcoming road trip.

Caggiula is expected to remain on the sidelines Thursday, but if all goes well then he might be back on Saturday. He hasn't played since Oct. 7.
Oct 18 - 2:56 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played in his 400th career game on Tuesday.

Nugent-Hopkins registered an assist in the contest. The 2011 first overall pick hasn't emerged as the offensive force people were hoping for, but he has established himself as a solid contributor in Edmonton. He has two goals and three points in five games this season.
Oct 18 - 5:04 AM

Kailer Yamamoto recorded an assist in a 5-3 loss to Carolina Tuesday night.

Yamamoto logged 22:20 minutes of ice time, which is night and day from his debut when he was on the ice for just 6:33 minutes. Part of the reason he's seen an increase in responsibilities is because Leon Draisaitl (concussion) is sidelined, but even accounting for that it's encouraging to see Yamamoto get that much ice time. Yamamoto has two assists in four games.
Oct 18 - 5:02 AM

Milan Lucic found the back of the net in Edmonton's 5-3 loss to Carolina on Tuesday.

Unfortunately Lucic was also minus-two in the contest, dropping him to plus-one this season. He has a goal and three points in five games.
Oct 18 - 5:00 AM

Leon Draisaitl (concussion) was on the ice again on Tuesday.

Draisaitl also skated on Monday, though he hasn't resumed practicing with the Oilers yet. On Tuesday, Draisaitl was wearing a heart monitor, though we don't know what that told them. As is often the case with concussions, there's no clear timetable for his return.
Oct 18 - 4:58 AM

Ryan Strome posted a goal with an assist, six shots on goal, a blocked shot and a hit in Tuesday's 5-3 loss against Carolina.

Strome was recently promoted to the second line, replacing Zack Kassian, and he rewarded coach Todd McLellan with an impressive performance. It's uncertain how long the newest Oiler will skate alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Milan Lucic, but so far so good.
Oct 18 - 1:21 AM

Mark Letestu scored a power-play goal while recording two blocked shots and four hits in Tuesday's loss against the Hurricanes.

Letestu posted career highs with 16 goals, 11 power-play markers and 35 points last season while also notching six game-winning tallies. However, he was blanked through his first four games this season. He has the potential to post 30-35 points, but don't expect much more than that.
Oct 18 - 1:19 AM

Laurent Brossoit allowed five goals on just 21 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss against the Hurricanes.

Brossoit was making his first start of the season, and his third appearance, but it certainly wasn't memorable. His playing time is likely to be rather sporadic unless disaster strikes Cam Talbot.
Oct 18 - 1:14 AM

Jujhar Khaira will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

This will be his second time in the press box in the last three games. He has no points and a minus-1 rating in three games this season. Don't expect him to carry any fantasy value in 2017-18. Teammate Matt Benning will miss the game because of an illness.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 17 - 8:59 PM

Matthew Benning (illness) won't play in Tuesday's game against Carolina.

Benning is considered day-to-day at this point. The 23-year-old has no points and a minus-1 rating in three games this season.
Oct 17 - 1:56 PM

Laurent Brossoit will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes.

Brossoit hasn't started a game for the Oilers yet, but he's made two relief appearances. For what it's worth, Brossoit had a 30-save shutout against Carolina during the preseason. He owns a 2.11 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage this season.
Oct 17 - 12:47 PM

Drake Caggiula (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's game.

The Oilers will re-evaluate Caggiula on Tuesday to determine if he should accompany them on their three-game road trip, which kicks off on Thursday. Caggiula last played on Oct. 7.
Oct 17 - 9:12 AM


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