Oilers Rumors & News

  • Oilers recall goaltender Laurent Brossoit from AHL on emergency basis

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have recalled goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors on an emergency basis. The move was necessitated because regular Oilers backup Al Montoya took a puck off the mask early in practice Friday and left the ice under his own power." February 17

  • Oilers' Larsson returns to practice after 8-game absence due to father's death

    CBS Sports "Larsson practiced Friday for the first time in over two weeks since the passing of his father, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports. The 25-year-old defenseman returned to Sweden to mourn his father's death, and he hasn't played in a game since Jan. 23, which may have been the last..." February 16

  • Oilers place defenceman Andrej Sekera on injured reserve

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Andrej Sekera on injured reserve due to a facial injury. Sekera took a puck to the face during Edmonton’s loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 9. The 31-year-old missed the Oilers’ first 34 games of the season as he recovered from a torn ACL in his..." February 14

  • Oilers’ Milan Lucic needs to adapt to new NHL

    Sportsnet "Milan Lucic looks in the mirror these days, and there is Brent Seabroook, staring back a him. Or Dion Phaneuf. Or Jason Spezza. Outdated? Or just having a bad season? Lucic hasn’t scored a goal since Dec. 23, and though he has dealt with slumps like this before, this one feels..." February 14

  • Sources: Bruins have trade interest in Oil winger Maroon

    NBC Sports Boston "The wheels are beginning to be set in motion for the conversations, negotiations and game-playing that will lead up to the NHL trade deadline that’s little more than two weeks away, and the Bruins are absolutely in the mix. The Bruins are eyeing a number of options on the wing with a real deep..." February 12

  • Patrick Maroon on edge about his future with Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Patrick Maroon knows his days in Edmonton might be numbered, and that’s not an easy scenario to be dealing with for a guy who loves it here and doesn’t want to leave. With the trade deadline approaching and contract talks with Edmonton making little progress, against the unfortunate backdrop of..." February 11

  • Most intriguing sellers as NHL trade deadline approaches

    Yardbarker "The closer the NHL trade deadline gets, the more hype there is surrounding the big-name players rumored to be on the move. These few players garner so much attention that it becomes easy to turn a blind eye to teams that could be set for major face-lifts. There has been talk for a couple months..." February 08

  • Robert Larsson, father of Oilers defenceman Adam, dead at 50

    Sportsnet "Robert Larsson, the father of Edmonton Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson, has died while on a visit to Edmonton to see his son. He was just 50 years old. Mr. Larsson had arrived in the Alberta capital last week to see the Oilers play, and presumably spend the All-Star break with his son. But last..." February 02

  • Lightning Acquire Eddie Pasquale from Oilers

    Hockey Fights "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Edward Pasquale from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for future considerations, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Pasquale, 27, has appeared in 16 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League..." February 01

  • Oilers’ Nurse a success story in a season with few of them

    Sportsnet "Perhaps it is a sign of our societal lack of patience. We need everything now, not later. Today. Not tomorrow. That includes an absolute verdict on every young hockey player within a year or two of his draft day. We label them early. We ask of a 19-year-old high draft pick who hasn’t cracked an..." January 31

  • McDavid wins fastest skater at Skills Competition

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid became the first back-to-back winner in the history of the Enterprise NHL Fastest Skater event in the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena on Saturday. McDavid, 21, finished his lap around the rink in a time of 13.454 seconds, just..." January 28

  • Sidney Crosby weighs in on Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid emotional non-goals

    Sportsnet "Where a heated Auston Matthews Connor McDavid only saw grey, Sidney Crosby sees black and white. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain said Saturday that referees made the correct calls in taking goals away from fellow all-stars Matthews and McDavid this week due to goaltender interference. Crosby..." January 27

  • No one wants to face Connor McDavid at the fastest skater competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL is having a little trouble finding volunteers for its fastest skater competition. The presence of Connor McDavid, last year’s champion, has seemingly scared off all other potential challengers, and the league is having difficulty rounding out the event. The skills competition takes..." January 27

  • Mark Letestu’s Trade Value Dropping

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Veteran center Mark Letestu has been a hot name on the rumor mill this season. The 32-year-old is an impending free agent coming off a career-high 35 points last season. While not a statistical machine, Letestu has been the definition of reliable in his nine-year NHL career. He can play on the..." January 26

  • Patience the key in Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera returning from knee injury

    Edmonton Sun "Defenceman Andrej Sekera said returning halfway through the season after major knee surgery is “like trying to catch up to a train that’s left the station,” so maybe it’s best to judge the real Sekera next fall when training camp starts. He’s predictably struggled with the pace of the game and..." January 26

  • Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi bouncing back strong from AHL demotion

    Pro Hockey Talk "t wasn’t the easiest start to a career, but Jesse Puljujarvi of the Edmonton Oilers has used an AHL demotion to take hold of a regular NHL spot this season. The No. 4 overall pick from the 2016 draft played 28 games last season in Edmonton before being sent down to Bakersfield for the rest of..." January 23

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Jesse Puljujarvi figuring things out on and off ice with Oilers

    Sportsnet "What is the only Finnish word in the English language? Answer: Sauna. (Or “SOW-na,” if you want to sound like a Finn.) That means Jesse Puljujarvi had one word mastered when he arrived in Edmonton. According to the Oxford Dictionary, that’s one down, 171,475 to go. “Living over here is..." January 21

  • Puljujarvi becoming impact player for Oilers

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers have not lived up to high expectations this season, but Saturday was a reminder not to give up on the future. Right wing Jesse Puljujarvi had a goal and two assists, the first three-point game of his NHL career, to help the Oilers to a 5-2 victory against the Vancouver..." January 21

  • Coffey expected to join Oilers organization

    TSN "Hall of Fame defenceman Paul Coffey is expected to join the Edmonton Oilers organization in some capacity soon, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The rumours surrounding his role has been coaching staff related, but the details haven't been ironed out just yet. But a deal is in..." January 20

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Out Five To Six Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It wasn’t expected to be a long-term issue, but Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will now be out for five to six weeks according to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug (and Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, who tweeted about three seconds later), who passes along news from Todd McLellan. Nugent-Hopkins has cracked ribs, and will need..." January 19

  • Edmonton Oilers Place Nugent-Hopkins On IR, Recall Pakarinen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have placed Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured reserve, recalling Iiro Pakarinen to fill his roster spot. Nugent-Hopkins was injured in Saturday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights, but was expected to return following the Oilers bye week. Edmonton won’t be back in action until..." January 18

  • Skate blade grazes Milan Lucic’s neck in scary incident

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was a tough night for gruesome injuries on Saturday. If Phillip Danault‘s puck to the head of a slap shot from Zdeno Chara wasn’t enough, Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic came within millimeters of his life being in severe jeopardy. Lucic appeared to fall in the neutral zone and when..." January 14

  • Oilers making Anton Slepyshev available for trade

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have put forward Anton Slepyshev on the trade block, according to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli emailed all 30 opposing GMs of Slepyshev’s availability on Thursday." January 11

  • McDavid: NHL should lose offside challenges

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers suffered their seventh defeat their last eight games with a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. And it might have been 2-2 late in the third period if not for an offside call about 40 seconds before the apparent equalizer was scored. Edmonton's Mark..." January 10

  • Oilers' Chiarelli has no intentions of firing McLellan

    Sportsnet "If any organization should have it figured out by now, it is the Edmonton Oilers. Firing the coach at the first sign of disappointment is not a long-term solution, and general manager Peter Chiarelli said as much Sunday evening. “I have no intentions of firing Todd (McLellan). I want to work..." January 08

  • Oilers missing playoffs would be spectacular failure

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have had a lot of bad seasons over the past 12 years, but this one has to be the most frustrating, most disappointing, and quite frankly, the biggest failure out of them all. Entering 2017-18 as one of the top favorites to win the Stanley Cup, it’s probably not too soon to..." January 08

  • Oilers’ Laurent Brossoit, Penguins’ Frank Corrado placed on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers made some roster moves on Saturday, as defenceman Frank Corrado and goaltender Laurent Brossoit were placed on waivers by their respective clubs, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Corrado has appeared in five games for Pittsburgh this..." January 06

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Montoya traded to Oilers by Canadiens

    NHL.com "Goaltender Al Montoya was traded to the Edmonton Oilers by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. "It was something we thought we needed to provide our group a while ago," Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. "It just doesn't happen..." January 05

  • Patrick Maroon's suspension and its negligible consequences for him and Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "Patrick Maroon got a two game suspension for hitting Drew Doughty in the head, when Doughty didn’t have the puck and was turned away from him. What does this mean for the Oilers and for him? Until the team can actually kill off a penalty or have its top power play unit generate a goal, it..." January 04

  • McDavid, Subban, Ovechkin, Stamkos named All-Star captains

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released its captains for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game after the results of a fan vote. The four captains for their respective divisions are Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan Division), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific Division), P.K. Subban of the..." January 03

  • Edmonton Oilers’ Patrick Maroon suspended 2 games for check to the head

    Global News "Edmonton Oilers left winger Patrick Maroon has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty. It happened late in the second period of the Kings 5-0 victory over the Oilers Tuesday night at Rogers Place. “It is important to note that..." January 03

  • Oilers’ Patrick Maroon to have hearing for hit on Drew Doughty

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers forward Pat Maroon will have a hearing Wednesday for his hit on Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty. The play occurred late in the second period of the Oilers’ 5-0 loss to the Kings Tuesday. Doughty was skating behind the Kings’ net when Maroon hit him in the head with his..." January 03

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Home ice penalty killing continues killing Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "It is a bizarre statistic that defies most, if not all, logic, but if the Edmonton Oilers don’t figure it out and solve the problem — now — their season is done. Road penalty killing: 85.1 per cent, fifth best in the NHL. Home penalty killing: 57.4 per cent, dead last in the NHL. Their..." December 31

  • Edmonton Oilers Activate Klefbom, Place Gryba On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have activated Oscar Klefbom off injured reserve, and to make room have waived Eric Gryba. Gryba wasn’t on waivers when they were reported earlier today, which means he’ll likely have to wait until Sunday to clear and be assigned to the minor leagues. It’s a tough break for..." December 30

  • Oilers have confidence Cam Talbot can lead them once again

    Sportsnet "Mike Cammalleri has been around some. Five National Hockey League organizations — two of them twice — and closing in on 900 games played. From Yutaka Fukufuji to Carey Price, he’s played with a few goaltenders — both good and bad — over his years. And he’s seen some leaders, both real and..." December 29

  • Winning streak bodes well for Oilers as they eye playoff contention

    Sportsnet "“This is who we are.” Cam Talbot wasn’t talking about the Edmonton Oilers being a .500 team — finally — for the first time since they lost Game 3 of the 2017-18 season. Or the fact they ended the game one point ahead of the Vancouver Canucks for 13th place in the West, even though the Canucks..." December 24

  • X-rays negative on McDavid after blocked shot

    CBS Sports "McDavid blocked a shot with his foot Saturday against Montreal and left the ice, unable to put any weight on his leg, reports CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. McDavid was up high and took the force of a near-100 mph slapper off his foot. " December 24

  • Are the Edmonton Oilers finally coming around?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Don’t look now, but the Edmonton Oilers appear to be mounting their assault. Whether it’s all a tease seems to be seen, but they sure look like the team most expected them to be these days. Over the past week, the Oilers have rattled off four straight wins, capped off by a 4-1 win on..." December 24

  • Sekera return provides boost on, off ice for Oilers

    NHL.com "Defenseman Andrej Sekera's return from seven months of rehabilitation for a knee injury was not the front-and-center story for the Edmonton Oilers in their 3-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Place on Thursday. It took a back seat to the Oilers' first three-game winning streak of..." December 22

  • Oilers trade Greg Chase to Panthers for future considerations

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Greg Chase to the Florida Panthers for future considerations. Chase has seven goals and 10 assists in 17 games with the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL this season." December 19

  • Edmonton Oilers Place Nathan Walker On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have made a move just before the roster freeze, placing forward Nathan Walker on waivers. In a corresponding move, the team has recalled Anton Slepyshev from the minor leagues and placed Oscar Klefbom on injured reserve. Walker was only claimed by the Oilers earlier this month,..." December 19

  • Oilers activate goaltender Cam Talbot from injured reserve

    Sportsnet "It appears the Edmonton Oilers are nearing a return from starting goaltender Cam Talbot, as the netminder has been activated from injured reserve, the club announced on Friday. Talbot was placed on injured reserve in late November while dealing with an upper-body injury. Edmonton went 3-3 in..." December 15

  • An early look at why Jesse Puljujarvi is an excellent winger for Connor McDavid

    Sportsnet "With the amazing rookie seasons put forth by Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, and Matthew Tkachuk last season, Jesse Puljujarvi was considered a bit of a disappointment as the fourth overall pick by spending most of his 18-year-old season being pretty good in the American Hockey League Honestly,..." December 14

  • Talbot's return could spark win streak Oilers desperately need

    Edmonton Sun "It won’t be long now. Oilers goalie Cam Talbot hopes to be back in the Oilers nets within days. “I’m aiming for less than a week,” said Talbot, who took the morning skate Tuesday in Columbus and said his undisclosed soft tissue injury isn’t giving him any problems whatsoever. This is a..." December 14

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Options In Net For The Edmonton Oilers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Things went from bad to worse for the Edmonton Oilers’ 2017-18 season when dependable starting goaltender Cam Talbot went down with and upper body injury and landed on IR and could remain out through December. His replacement, Laurent Brossoit, is struggling and that’s putting it gently. In 8..." December 07