Player News - Oilers

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Connor McDavid went through concussion protocol Sunday.

The NHL has concussion spotters now and the one in Edmonton misread a signal that McDavid gave and had the referees send him to the quiet room in the second period. "I was pretty shocked, to be honest," said McDavid, who had no idea why anyone thought he was concussed. "I hit my mouth on the ice. You reach up and grab your mouth when you get hit in the mouth, it’s a pretty normal thing. It kind of sucks because that’s the rule - you hit your head, you reach up (to grab it), they take you off the ice I guess." McDavid told officials he didn't reach for his head but was checking his mouth for blood. Nevertheless he missed ice time but returned for the third period. McDavid was held off the scoresheet but still leads the NHL in points with 34.
Dec 5 - 8:21 AM

Jonas Gustavsson and the Oilers fell 2-1 in overtime against Minnesota on Sunday night.

Gustavsson made 31 saves on 33 shots, but the Oilers' offense never got going against a hot Devan Dubnyk. Gustavsson falls to 1-1-1 this year with a 2.00 goals against average and .923 save percentage.
Dec 5 - 1:20 AM

Patrick Maroon's eighth goal of the year was all the Oilers could manage against the Wild on Sunday night.

The Oilers fell 2-1 in overtime against Minnesota, but Maroon reached the scoresheet for his third consecutive game. The 28-year-old now has eight goals and 13 points in 27 games.
Dec 5 - 12:22 AM

Coach Todd McLellan will forego any lineup changes for Sunday's match against the Wild.

That means Jesse Puljujarvi will be joined by Matt Hendricks and Dillon Simpson in the press box once again. The talented rookie has seven points in 20 games, but has not yet dressed in December.
Dec 4 - 2:00 PM

Jonas Gustavsson will face Minnesota on Sunday.

The Monster has been excellent for the Oilers through four games thus far, going 2-1-1 and allowing just five goals against. The Wild aren't known for their ability to fill the net, making Gustavsson an excellent start tonight.
Dec 4 - 1:57 PM

The Edmonton Oilers are 8-4-2 on the road but only 5-6-0 at home.

That is quite a difference and for most teams it is the exact opposite as they are good when it comes to the confides of home and inconsistent on the road. The Oilers moved into the new Rogers Centre to start the season and the unfamiliarity of the new rink could be a reason, or perhaps they have just played better on the road.
Dec 4 - 7:39 AM

Drake Caggiula potted the first goal of his NHL career Saturday.

Caggiula did it in his eight NHL game this season and certainly got the monkey off his back. "Sigh of relief. Nice to get that one out of the way," said Caggiula, who was playing his eighth NHL game. "Obviously a dream come true, something you think about when you’re playing in the backyard. To get it on home ice, feels good. Hopefully it's not the last one. Nice to get it with a good shot. Not a greasy one. It's something I'll remember for the rest of my life and I'll be able to tell my family when I get older." Caggiula is worth taking, as he was a big scorer in college hockey and is capable of playing on the top two lines.
Dec 4 - 7:34 AM

Cam Talbot improved his record to 13-9-2 on the season after the Edmonton Oilers beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in overtime on Saturday.

Talbot's hit the 21-win mark twice in his young career, so as many likely expected, he's in a strong position to set a much higher mark - health permitting - in 2016-17. Edmonton's starting goalie made 31 out of 33 saves in this one.
Dec 4 - 1:00 AM

Leon Draisaitl scored the difference-making goal in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 (OT).

It's his first career OT-winner and the 21-year-old's 10th tally of the season. He now has 21 points in 26 games and seven in his last six contests.
Dec 4 - 12:57 AM

Jordan Eberle was a big part of the Edmonton Oilers' 3-2 overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

He collected an assist on all three goals, including creating some havoc that eventually led to Leon Draisaitl's OTGWG. Eberle had gone three games without a point. He now has 20 points in 26 games in 2016-17.
Dec 4 - 12:54 AM

A talented bunch will be scratched from Saturday's match against the Ducks.

Joining him in the press box will be Dillon Simpson. Puljujarvi has just seven points and a single goal through 20 games, he's great for a dynasty league but that's about it.
Dec 3 - 9:10 PM

Cam Talbot will be in net against the Ducks on Saturday.

As Talbot and the Oilers continues to rock and roll this season, his Western numbers have proven to be vastly superior to his Easter. In 13 games he's 9-3-1 with a .933 save percentage and just 27 goals against.
Dec 3 - 4:12 PM

Dillon Simpson is on his way back up to the big club on Saturday.

Simpson has been summoned in the wake of the Oilers losing Darnell Nurse to a long-term lower body injury. The 23-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut. He does however have one goal and eight PIMs in 12 games with Bakersfield to his credit this season.
Dec 3 - 3:36 PM

Mark Fayne will replace the injured Darnell Nurse on Saturday against the Ducks.

"I'm fortunate to get back in tonight and hoping to make an impact," Fayne said. This will be Fayne's second game of the season, he has 64 points in 386 career NHL games.
Dec 3 - 1:39 PM

Darnell Nurse will be lost to the Oilers "long-term" due to a lower body injury.

Well that's not good news. In his second full season in the bigs, the 21-year-old was blossoming well. Nurse posted five points along with 17 PIMs, 25 blocks, and 60 hits.
Dec 3 - 1:37 PM


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