Player News - Oilers

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Jordan Oesterle was returned to AHL Bakersfield on Sunday.

He has seven goals and 43 points over his last 70 games down on the farm, with just six points in 25 career NHL games.
Feb 19 - 12:27 PM

Connor McDavid's empty net goal Saturday was his 20th of the season.

It's the first time the NHL's leading scorer has hit the 20 goal plateau as he had only 16 in his rookie season which lasted 45 games. McDavid has 67 points, three ahead of Sidney Crosby in the Art Ross Trophy race. If there is any reason that he is not in your lineup, please let us know why.
Feb 19 - 5:53 AM

Cam Talbot blocked 38 of 39 shots as the Oilers defeated the Blackhawks 3-1 Saturday night.

Talbot came within one stop of earning his sixth shutout of the season, but this was his best game otherwise. It is the eighth time this year that he has earned a save percentage north of .970, making him one of the top goalie prospects on a regular basis.
Feb 19 - 12:03 AM

Milan Lucic scored the game winning goal at 9:50 in the third as the Oilers beat the Blackhawks 3-1 Saturday night.

Lucic’s 12th goal of the season snapped a 10-game streak in which he failed to find the back of the net. In that span of games, he earned only three assists, which has limited his relevance.
Feb 18 - 9:58 PM

Kris Russell (undisclosed) is traveling with the team during their six-game road trip.

He's expected to rejoin the team at some point as they finish the month on the road, but he won't play Saturday against Chicago. Russell hasn't played since Feb. 3rd. He has five helpers with 51 hits and 143 blocks in 47 games this season.
Feb 18 - 5:20 PM

Jordan Oesterle will be scratched against the Blackhawks on Saturday.

Th 24-year-old defender has just six points and 32 blocks in 25 career NHL games.
Feb 18 - 5:17 PM

The Oilers placed Benoit Pouliot on IR with an undisclosed injury on Saturday.

Through 51 games this season the winger has posted five goals and 10 points with 28 hits and 30 PIMs. More to come.
Feb 18 - 5:01 PM

Jujhar Khaira was activated off injured reserve on Saturday.

Khaira has bene out for the last month with a wrist injury. The 22-year-old Khaira has a goal in three games with the Oilers, which in addition to eight goals and 18 points in 22 games with AHL Bakersfield this season.
Feb 18 - 4:59 PM

Cam Talbot has been tabbed to take on the Blackhawks on Saturday.

He's been sensational against Western foes this season. He's posted a 19-7-5 with four shutouts, a 2.12 GAA and a .930 save percentage. Talbot is also 1-1 this season with four goals against versus Chicago thus far.
Feb 18 - 3:38 PM

Coach Todd McLellan believes in the offensive potential of Oscar Klefbom.

"I concur that he can be a 40-point player. He has the vision and the shot and the legs to put himself in those offensive situations," said McLellan. "It's just experience for him now. Coming back from his injury, the tendency is to play conservatively, trying to not make mistakes, but now he's doing a better job of that and the offense is coming." He has 10 goals and 14 assists in 58 games this season, with five points coming in the last five outings.
Feb 18 - 10:54 AM

Milan Lucic has a 10-game goalless drought and he has posted just three assists during that span.

Lucic has been credited with two shots or less in nine of those outings. He also hasn't scored a goal at even strength since Dec. 6 against Buffalo. Lucic has contributed 11 markers and 31 points in 58 contests in what has been a fairly disappointing season so far.
Feb 18 - 10:47 AM

Patrick Maroon recorded two assists in a 6-3 win over Philadelphia.

Maroon also got into a fight with Brandon Manning. That gives Maroon 30 points and 73 penalty minutes in 58 games.
Feb 17 - 4:54 AM

Cam Talbot made 33 saves on 36 shots and the Oilers doubled up the Flyers 6-3 on Thursday.

The Oilers staked him to a big lead and Talbot held on for his 29th win of the campaign. Pretty good for a guy who had 21 in each of the last two seasons. He will have a tougher match-up on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago to face the Blackhawks.
Feb 17 - 12:21 AM

Conner McDavid scored and added two assists in a 6-3 win over Philadelphia on Thursday.

All eyes were on McDavid with the war of words with Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning getting headlines. It's safe to say the youngster delivered, scoring his 19th and adding two assists. The Oilers captain has 66 points, two more than Sidney Crosby for the NHL lead. Leon Draisaitl scored his 22nd in the win, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Matt Hendricks and Jordan Eberle scored and added an assist as five Oilers had multiple point nights.
Feb 17 - 12:16 AM

Jordan Oesterle will be scratched against the Flyers on Thursday.

The 24-year-old defender has just six points in 32 blocks in 25 career NHL games.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 16 - 9:00 PM


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