Player News - Oilers

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Cam Talbot stopped 24 shots in a 4-2 win against Colorado on Sunday.

Talbot put an end to his five-game losing skid and recorded his 20th win in 46 games in the process. It's been a disappointing season for Talbot and the Oilers, but he has played well in his last two outings.
Feb 18 - 5:55 PM

Connor McDavid's hat trick propelled Edmonton over Colorado by a score of 4-2 on Sunday.

McDavid concluded the contest with five shots and a plus-3 rating. He has 26 goals and 69 points in 58 games this season. Leon Draisaitl assisted on two of McDavid's three goals on Sunday.
Feb 18 - 5:50 PM

Cam Talbot will start Sunday afternoon's game against Colorado.

Talbot has been on the losing end in each of his previous five appearances, but he played well in a 1-0 defeat against Arizona on Saturday. He has posted a 19-22-2 record this campaign with a 3.14 goals-against average and .901 save percentage through 45 contests.
Feb 18 - 2:40 PM

Al Montoya did not play on Saturday after being hit in the neck by the puck in practice Friday.

Laurent Brossoit was recalled for Saturday's tilt against Arizona and the worry in Edmonton is that Montoya could have suffered another concussion as he had one this season when with the Canadiens. "We’ll have to evaluate him in the morning," coach Todd McLellan said Saturday. "It’s a situation where we have to evaluate him on a day-by-day basis. I think he looked a lot better this afternoon than he did yesterday afternoon." Montoya is 3-2-1 this season with a 3.23 GAA and a .879 save percentage.
Feb 18 - 7:23 AM

Anton Slepyshev was put on the top line part way through Saturday's game.

Slepyshev has been a huge disappointment this season, especially after his performance in the playoffs, but Saturday he replaced Leon Draisaitl on the top unit with Connor McDavid and Patrick Maroon as coach Todd McLellan was looking for a spark. He has only three goals and six points this season but if he remains with McDavid, his fantasy value will jump up immensely.
Feb 18 - 7:20 AM

Cam Talbot allowed one goal on 32 shots in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

It's hard to fault Talbot for the goal, as a shot went off Christian Dvorak and into the Oilers net early in the first period. The Oilers netminder has now dropped each of his last five decisions. He has a 19-22-2 record with a 3.14 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage this season.
Feb 17 - 7:28 PM

Adam Larsson played 18:56 in his return to the lineup on Saturday.

Unfortunately for the Oilers, they dropped a 1-0 decision to the Arizona Coyotes. Larsson missed eight games for personal reasons (his father passed away). The Oilers blue liner finished the night with four penalty minutes, three shots on goal, two hits and six blocked shots. Once he's back into game-shape, he should see an increase in ice time.
Feb 17 - 7:18 PM

Cam Talbot will get the start in Saturday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Talbot has dropped each of his last four decisions. He has a 19-21-2 record with a 3.20 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage this season.
Feb 17 - 3:26 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have assigned Keegan Lowe to the minors.

The 24-year-old has two goals and eight assists in 35 games this season. He hasn't played in an NHL game since 2014-15.
Feb 17 - 2:24 PM

Laurent Brossoit has been recalled from the minors on an emergency basis.

Brossoit is being called because Al Montoya was hurt during Friday's practice. He has a 3-7-1 record with a 3.22 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage this season.
Feb 17 - 2:21 PM

Cam Talbot is the Oilers' likely starter for Saturday afternoon's contest against Arizona.

Al Montoya might have been in line for the start, but he took a shot off the mask in practice on Friday and may need another day before guarding the cage. Talbot has lost four games in a row and is coming off a 4-1 loss to Vegas in which he stopped only 24 shots. We keep waiting for the Oiler and Talbot revivals, but they has been slow in coming.
Feb 17 - 12:14 PM

Al Montoya took a shot off the mask in practice Friday.

As of now, the Oilers have not recalled a goalie from the minors, which is a good indication that Montoya will be able to dress for Saturday's matinee against the Coyotes. That said, he is not likely to start. If Montoya is feeling better on Sunday, he could get the call for the second of back-to-back contests when the Oilers face off against Colorado.
Feb 17 - 12:11 PM

Adam Larsson rejoined the Oilers for Friday's practice.

Larsson's father, Robert, passed away and Adam of course needed some time off. Oilers coach Todd McLellan said there's no timetable for Larsson's return to the lineup.
Feb 16 - 5:35 PM

Mike Cammalleri registered an assist in the Oilers' 4-1 loss to Vegas Thursday night.

Cammalleri has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. It's an interesting time for him to get hot as it might make it easier for the Oilers to shop him before the trade deadline. He has five goals and 21 points in 48 contests this season.
Feb 16 - 10:13 AM

Leon Draisaitl scored his 17th of the season in a 4-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.

Despite the loss, and him scoring his team's only goal on the night, Draisaitl extended his points streak to three games. The German winger has 17 goals and 50 points in 52 games this season.
Feb 16 - 12:46 AM


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