The Edmonton Oilers won't be enjoying their Monday off.

The team had the day originally scheduled off, but will now head to the arena for practice.

"It was one of those players' association days off; we took it today, so we'll skate tomorrow," said Oilers head coach Todd McLellan following the team's 6-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The decision to hold a practice on a day off would need to be made by both coaches and players.