Edmonton Sun "Looks like the Edmonton Oilers are OK as long as they don’t have to play anyone good. In what’s become a sobering and statistical reality 36 games into the season, the Oilers are simply in over their heads against the top half of the NHL. While they are solid and respectable .500 against..." December 18
Coach Eakins announces Bryzgalov gets the start again vs. #LAKings. Hemsky also back in, will play with Gordon and Smyth. Joensuu out.
Edmonton Sun "Corey Potter can take the rest of the road trip off, whether he likes it or not. The Oilers defenceman has been handed a two-game suspension for sending Nick Bonino head-first into the boards with a hit from behind Sunday in Anaheim. The 29-year-old blueliner, who’s been in and out of the..." December 17
Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky knows the clock’s ticking — there are 28 games left until the March 5 trade deadline, with his club limping along in 28th place and absolutely in sell-off mode. “You know, I always used to pay attention at the deadline,” Hemsky said Monday in Los Angeles as..." December 17
NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Bonino during NHL Game No. 504 in Anaheim on Sunday, Dec. 15, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 5:40 of..." December 16
Ottawa Sun "The Carolina Hurricanes could be ready to make room in their crowded crease. The talk Saturday was that Carolina GM Jim Rutherford has been calling around to see what kind of market there is for goalie Justin Peters. The Hurricanes also have netminders Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin. The belief..." December 16
Edmonton Journal "The more we see former Calgary Hitmen goalie Martin Jones, the more speculation swirls that they might keep him as Jonathan Quick’s long-term understudy and they might try to see what Ben Scrivens, whose contract is up at season’s end (he’ll be an unrestricted free agent), fetches at the deadline...." December 16
Los Angeles Times "Teemu Selanne and Dustin Penner confronted desperate situations Sunday night, and the Ducks' forwards each responded with productive poise, not panic. After Selanne snapped his personal 19-game goal-less drought with a second-period goal, Penner answered an unexpected late tie with the..." December 16
Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner is growing weary of having to peer through a face mask that’s still protecting his fractured jaw. But seeing himself centring the fourth line in Vancouver undoubtedly was even harder on the eyes — not only his, but also those of owner Daryl Katz, who’s paying him $4.4 million. That..." December 15
Hemsky (ribs) will not play vs. Anaheim tonight. Smyth draws back into the #Oilers lineup in his place.
Oilers confirm that Ilya Bryzgalov has been activated from Injured Reserve.
The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired goaltender Jason LaBarbera from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for future considerations.
Vancouver Province "Everything that went right, and everything did, for the Canucks Friday should come with an asterisk. It must be pointed out early and often, they were playing the Edmonton Oilers. And the Oilers were awful. The Canucks won 4-0. The margin of victory should have been double. Even the..." December 14
Edmonton Sun "Wait ‘till next year? It’s been 13 years since the Edmonton Oilers have managed to beat the Boston Bruins. You have to go back to ‘Ought Ought.’ The year was 2000. “I never understand those stats,” said Oilers’ head coach Dallas Eakins. Forget the stats. What’s really hard to..." December 13
Edmonton Journal "There is precious little to separate the teams in the NHL standings. Florida is 10-17-5 on the season, with 25 points through 32 games; Edmonton has the same totals off a slightly different 11-18-3 record. The Oilers play in a tougher conference and have leaned less on the shootout, so they may be..." December 13
Oilers coach Dallas Eakins, in his pre-game avail at hotel, says Bryzgalov return is "close." needs to clear one more hurdle. Day to day
Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers will get veteran checking center Boyd Gordon back into the lineup when they take on the Canucks Friday in Vancouver, the club announced. Gordon, 30, has missed the last six games with a shoulder injury suffered during a game against Columbus on Nov. 29. Prior to getting hurt..." December 13
Boston Herald "The Bruins knew how dangerous the talented young Oilers could be, and it certainly showed last night. Fortunately for the B’s, they built a big enough cushion early — and received stellar 39-save goaltending from Chad Johnson — to slip away with a 4-2 victory. The Bruins have had a nasty habit..." December 13
Edmonton Sun "Andrew Ference didn’t literally circle the date on his calendar, but the Edmonton Oilers defenceman has been looking forward to this game for a while. Ference is expected to be in the thick of things when the Oilers host the Boston Bruins Thursday at Rexall Place. Ference won a Stanley Cup and..." December 12
Edmonton Sun "For the Edmonton Oilers, getting scored on during their power play has become almost as big an issue as scoring on it. With the short-handed goal they gave up to the Carolina Hurricanes in a 5-4 overtime win Tuesday, the Oilers have now conceded more goals on their power play than any other..." December 12
Edmonton Sun "For the first time, the Edmonton Oilers' three No. 1 picks in the NHL Entry Draft scored their first three goals of a hockey game. 1.Taylor Hall. 2.Nail Yakupov. 3.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. OK, It wasn't in the actual order they were drafted. And it wasn't the first time they'd all scored..." December 11
Edmonton Journal "This was winning ugly, baby. The Edmonton Oilers cruised to a 4-1 lead 22 minutes into the game, then blew it, allowing a short-handed goal by Eric Staal and a prayer through traffic from Jeff Skinner in the dying stages of the third period to tie it. But the boys in blue and orange cashed..." December 11
Edmonton Journal "When Jesse Joensuu reluctantly left the Edmonton Oilers lineup with a back issue that kept him out for 11 games, he knew he was doomed to lose some ground. But here it is one month later, and the big winger is still struggling to find a way to be an effective player — no matter how many minutes..." December 10
Edmonton Sun "For Taylor Hall, good offence starts in his own end. The Edmonton Oilers forward is coming off a strong week, good enough to be recognized Monday by the NHL as one of its three stars. Hall had four goals and a pair of assists in three games for the Oilers last week, but credits his good form..." December 10
Edmonton Sun "Andrew Ference knows Shawn Thornton personally. A former member of the Boston Bruins and now captain of the Edmonton Oilers, Ference doesn’t condone Thornton’s actions against Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik on Saturday. Ference does, however, feel Thornton’s remorse is..." December 10
SB Nation "The worst-kept secret in the NHL is that an expansion to 32 teams is bound to happen sooner than later. Reports, rumors and speculation all make it sound as though expansion is a matter of when it's going to happen and not if it's going to happen. However, commissioner Gary Bettman stated on..." December 10
2014-2015 NHL salary cap projection delivered at Board of Governors meeting.Upwards of $71 million next season. CDN TV rights also ratified.
NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the period ending Dec. 8. FIRST STAR -- JEFF SKINNER, CAROLINA HURRICANES Skinner tallied six points last week, including..." December 09
Edmonton Journal "Dallas Stars’ winger Ryan Garbutt bowled over Edmonton Oilers’ goalie Ilya Bryzgalov a week ago, knocking him out with a concussion, but Bryzgalov has been hit much harder. “When I was 12 years old, I got hit by a motorcycle when I got off a bus. I was crossing the street,” said the..." December 09
"Every day it's getting better and better, so hopefully soon... I'm pretty happy to be playing again." - Bryzgalov on possible return
Calgary Sun "Jiri Hudler awoke Saturday morning at home thinking he’d be too sick to lace ‘em up. He went to bed Saturday night the overtime hero. Hudler, who left Friday’s clash with the Colorado Avalanche due to the flu bug that’s going through the Calgary Flames dressing room, decided he could give it..." December 08
Edmonton Sun "The most impressive thing about Edmonton’s win over Colorado Thursday is how the Oilers didn’t lose it. A team that could write several books on the fine art of self-destruction had numerous opportunities to crash that game into the side of another mountain, but didn’t. The 8-2 score..." December 07
Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers are taking ‘go big or go home’ to heart. There seems to be very little middle ground with the Oilers as they either dominate a team or get dominated. On Thursday it was the latter as the Oilers kept the foot on the gas in an impressive 8-2 win over the Colorado..." December 06
SB Nation "With the NHL board of governors meeting early next week in California, we'll be hearing a lot about next year's salary cap. According to TSN insider Bob McKenzie, the NHL's salary cap next season could be right back to where it was before the lockout, way up at $70M. This isn't exactly breaking..." December 06
Edmonton Journal "If the Edmonton Oilers ever need a reminder about what key saves and timely goals can do for a team, they only have to look at their work in Thursday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Sparked by a hat trick from Taylor Hall and backed by a solid 33-save performance from goaltender Devan..." December 06
Pro Hockey Talk "After Tuesday’s aggravating 6-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Edmonton Oilers tweaked their lineup on Wednesday. Ilya Bryzgalov was placed on the IR with his concussion-or-whiplash issues, making room for some swaps between the big club and the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons. Recalled:..." December 05
Edmonton Sun "Tyler Pitlick is back on his feet. The Edmonton Oilers winger skated with the team Tuesday for the first time since injuring his knee. Pitlick, 22, took part in the morning skate prior to the encounter against the Phoenix Coyotes. He’s hoping to be cleared to play by the weekend. “I’ve..." December 04
Edmonton Sun "Ilya Bryzgalov could be back by Thursday, or he could be out till Christmas. The Edmonton Oilers are hoping and expecting their injured netminder will only be out a few days, but admit there’s no such thing as a time line when you’re dealing with concussion symptoms. The area is so grey..." December 04
Arizona Republic "It never hurts starting a road trip against the league’s worst home team. Mike Ribeiro and Mikkel Boedker each had a goal and two assists as the Phoenix Coyotes began a four-game swing with a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Radim Vrbata, Shane Doan, Keith Yandle and..." December 04
Edmonton Sun "The Katz Group, as per the contract with the city, gets all revenue from the naming rights. "Rogers Place will be one of the most technologically enabled stadiums in North America," said Rogers Communications marketing officer John Boynton. Rogers Place is set to open its doors for the 2016..." December 03
Edmonton Journal "Devan Dubnyk says he still considers himself the Edmonton Oilers’ top goalie. But it looks like head coach Dallas Eakins envisions a Nos. 1 and 1a situation with Dubnyk and Ilya Bryzgalov as the Toronto Maple Leafs are doing with Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer. “Both of our guys are..." December 03
The Copper & Blue "The Oilers announced today that they have recalled Jason LaBarbera from the OKC Barons and have assigned Corey Potter to the AHL. It would appear that Ilya Bryzgalov's "upper body" injury is severe enough to keep him out of the line up for a few days but not severe enough to warrant placing him..." December 02
Extent of Bryzgalov's upper-body injury still TBD, says Coach Eakins. Gordon and Larsen also remain questionable for Tues vs. Phoenix.
CBSSports.com "The United States Hockey Hall of Fame added five new members to its esteemed group on Monday with the induction of the 2013 class. Chief among the class members are a pair of longtime NHL players in Doug Weight and Bill Guerin. Joining them with their inductions were Carolina Hurricanes owner..." December 02
Edmonton Sun "Ilya Bryzgalov got the start Sunday in part because his family had flown in from New Jersey to be with him. The Oilers might want to consider flying them in more often. Prior to being run over by Ryan Garbutt and forced to leave, Bryzgalov kept the Oilers in the game, allowing them to hang..." December 02
NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov had to leave the game against the Dallas Stars on Sunday late in the second period after a collision with Stars forward Ryan Garbutt. Bryzgalov, who was starting his third straight game in net for the Oilers, stopped 28 of 29 shots in 36:19. The lone..." December 01
Boyd Gordon won't play tonight against Dallas after getting injured Friday night in Columbus. Will Acton draws back in at centre.
Bryzgalov gets the start in net again tonight vs. Dallas. "I think it's important to get Bryz into another game." - Coach Eakins
Edmonton Journal "Regrets? The Edmonton Oilers had a few when they left Columbus with a 4-2 loss. Unable to duplicate the game they had played a night earlier against the Nashville Predators, they moved on to Dallas with a record of 4-2 in their last six games. In their previous 11, they were an abysmal 1-9-1 —..." December 01