Player News - Oilers

Date: Team: Pos:

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

Leon Draisaitl (concussion) was on the ice prior to the Oilers' practice on Monday.

Draisaitl didn't stick around for Edmonton's practice, but it's still a bit of good news. He was placed on the injured reserve list and will at very least miss Tuesday's contest. The Oilers haven't decided if Draisaitl will come on their three-game trip that opens on Thursday.
Oct 17 - 9:11 AM

Cam Talbot can take comfort in the fact that he's not the only high-profile starting goaltender off to a rough start.

Talbot has a 3.96 GAA and .880 save percentage in four starts this season. While those are disappointing numbers, they're not too dissimilar to what Martin Jones, Frederik Andersen, Devan Dubnyk, Carey Price, Tuukka Rask, and Matt Murray have done thus far. "I noticed that. I’m not the only one," said Talbot. "I’m going through that right now. There’s Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and so many other players going through it right now, too. I don’t know if it’s because the scoring is up or because guys are worried to take stick infraction penalties and stuff like that or what. I don’t know the answer to that. I can only focus what I can do to improve my game and not worry about the other guy. But I do notice it’s kind of a trend in the league right now." Talbot and the vast majority of the other struggling goaltenders on that list should bounce back as the season continues.
Oct 17 - 9:08 AM

Leon Draisaitl (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve by the Oilers.

Draisaitl was experiencing concussion symptoms after he suffered an eye injury last Monday against Winnipeg. He has already been ruled out for Tuesday's contest versus Carolina. Edmonton still has to determine if Draisaitl will join the team for an upcoming road trip.
Oct 16 - 3:44 PM

Leon Draisaitl (concussion) won't play Tuesday night when Edmonton hosts Carolina.

Coach Todd McLellan said that Draisaitl and fellow injured forward Drake Caggiula will be evaluated to see if they can go on the team's upcoming road trip. Draisaitl didn't take part in Monday's practice.
Oct 16 - 2:44 PM

Jussi Jokinen centered the fourth line in practice Sunday between Iiro Pakarinen and Anton Slepyshev.

There is some skill on this line with Slepyshev slated to eventually be a top-six forward. This may help Jokinen offensively although he still is not fantasy-relevant.
Oct 16 - 8:05 AM

Ryan Strome has moved up the depth charts in practice as he replaced Zack Kassian on the second line.

He practiced alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Milan Lucic. Strome was dealt from the Islanders in the off-season for Jordan Eberle and is off to a rough start this season with no points in four games with a minus-two rating. Hopefully this will help.
Oct 16 - 8:02 AM

There is no timetable for the return of Leon Draisaitl from a concussion.

That is not good news. Draisaitl's injury was originally thought to be an eye injury but when the swelling went down and Draisaitl was still not back on the ice, it was the concussion that he suffered that was the concern. Draisaitl has yet to skate so he could be out for a while. Reserve him for now.
Oct 16 - 7:55 AM

Brad Malone has been summoned from the minors by Edmonton.

The Oilers put Drake Caggiula on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Malone has two goals and one assist in three games with Bakersfield of the AHL this year.
Oct 15 - 6:52 PM

Drake Caggiula (undisclosed) has been moved to injured reserve.

The Oilers made the transaction because Leon Draisaitl's timetable is uncertain because of a concussion and the team wants to call someone up from the minors. Caggiula has been out of action since Oct. 7.
Oct 15 - 3:00 PM

Do not expect to see Leon Draisaitl (concussion) back in the Edmonton lineup soon.

Draisaitl has yet to skate since suffering the concussion on Monday. His eye was swollen shut and that is not good news for the Oilers or Draisaitl's fantasy owners. "He had an eye injury, the eye was swollen shut," coach Todd McLellan said. "Obviously the eye is attached to the head, which leads to concussion type symptoms and that’s what we’re dealing with." He had 29 goals and 77 points last season and was expected to increase those numbers playing with Connor McDavid, but all that goes out the window with this injury.
Oct 15 - 8:19 AM

Cam Talbot allowed four goals on 23 shots in a 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Zach Smith knocked in a rebound off a Kyle Turris shot and that was the end of Talbot's night just 1:04 into the third period. Talbot has now lost three straight games, seeing his record drop to 1-3-0 with a 3.96 goals against average and a .880 save percentage.
Oct 15 - 1:08 AM

Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Kailer Yamamoto picked up his first career NHL point in a 6-1 blowout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Yamamoto also led all Oilers skaters with six shots on goal during the contest. He was selected 22nd overall by the Oilers during the 2017 NHL Draft and it was a surprise to see him make the roster out of camp. He has plenty of offensive upside but it might take some time for him to adapt to the NHL considering he is an undersized forward. He's definitely someone to keep an eye on.
Oct 15 - 12:46 AM

It appears that Matthew Benning will be scratched for Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Benning will make way for Yohann Auvitu to make his Oilers debut. Benning started the season in a top-four role but has struggled out of the gate for the Oilers. He has no fantasy upside moving forward.
Oct 14 - 1:18 PM


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