Oilers Rumors & News

  • Hockey Hall of Fame changes bylaws, Chris Pronger now eligible

    Courier-Post "In a couple months, when the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its 2015 class of inductees, Chris Pronger may be among the group. Until yesterday, that wasn't possible. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Hall of Fame changed the language in its bylaws Wednesday and the new wording allows..." March 28

  • Oilers pull out the win despite Avalanche comeback threat

    Edmonton Sun "Leave it to the Edmonton Oilers to turn a blowout win into a thriller. Or a choke job into a character-revealing win. On a night when the game was pretty much over after 10 minutes, and the only thing left to be determined was how badly Edmonton was going to beat up the Colorado Avalanche,..." March 26

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • NHL's 'McDavid-Eichel' draft lottery to be held April 18

    Sportsnet.ca "Soon, one of the biggest questions in hockey will have an answer. That day will come on April 18 when the NHL draft lottery is held to determine which team will have the right to draft sensational teenager Connor McDavid of the OHL Erie Otters at the NHL draft in June, sources tell..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Oilers’ Anton Lander: ‘I knew I had to go all in’

    Edmonton Journal "It was nearly six months ago that Anton Lander stood at the crossroads. He was angry that he was on waivers, frustrated with by the fact he wasn’t on the Edmonton Oilers roster, but he wasn’t ready to capitulate. Instead, he went back to the Oklahoma City Barons after he had cleared, determined..." March 25

  • Oilers rookie defenceman Oscar Klefbom adjusting quickly to NHL game

    Edmonton Sun "The scoresheet only had Oscar Klefbom down for one assist Monday, but he’ll be the first to tell you that he also totally set up Drew Stafford for the first Jets goal. His feed was pretty much tape-to-tape, sending Stafford in on a breakaway from the Winnipeg blue line 7:32 into the first..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Newbies pave way for Jets

    Winnipeg Free Press "The late-season acquisitions by the Winnipeg Jets have had multiple impacts but none more co-ordinated than Monday night at Rexall Place. Newcomers Drew Stafford, Lee Stempniak and Tyler Myers scored goals to power the Jets to a much-needed 4-1 victory over the hapless Edmonton Oilers,..." March 24

  • Edmonton Oilers down Philadelphia Flyers in overtime

    Edmonton Sun "Amid the carnage of another Edmonton Oilers season, there are still some bright spots trying their best to shine a little light on the stretch drive. Like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who added a pair of goals to his career high total Saturday, scoring 51 seconds into the first period and then adding..." March 22

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Update from Coach Nelson: @hallsy04 will play on a line with @Landie51 and Andrew Miller. @lukegazdic and Ryan Hamilton are out.

  • Columbus ends drought in Edmonton, 4-3

    The Cannon "While the precise definition of "rhapsody" varies somewhat by source, the essence of the musical definition is a piece of music that evokes a variety of distinct emotions, while itself being somewhat lacking in defined form. That just about sums this one up perfectly, so with appropriate..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Oilers’ great start helps snap seven-game winless streak

    Edmonton Journal "It’s been said it’s not how you start, but how you finish. But that’s not what they were saying in the Edmonton Oilers’ quarters. The Oilers, a team which has not made good starts a habit, scored four goals on seven shots in the first 11 minutes of Monday’s game with the Toronto Maple Leafs..." March 17

  • Oilers' Matt Fraser injured after hit to head by Nazem Kadri

    CBSSports.com "Scary moment for Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser on Monday night when he was hit in the head by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri midway through the third period. Fraser immediately dropped to the ice and struggled to skate off under the assistance of two teammates. Kadri was given..." March 17

  • Kadri to have hearing for Fraser headshot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto forward Nazem Kadri‘s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month continues. Having already served a team-issued suspension for behavioral issues, Kadri now faces discipline from the league after catching Edmonton’s Matt Fraser with an elbow on Monday night. The NHL’s Department of..." March 17

  • Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins anchoring top line

    TSN.ca "The Oilers centre had a couple of assists for the third straight game and has 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in the past five games. As a No. 1 overall pick, in 2011, Nugent-Hopkins comes under a lot of scrutiny. Because Edmonton hasn’t had anything resembling success during his short tenure, he takes a lot..." March 17

  • Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs not playing for playoff positions

    Edmonton Sun "There is never any shortage of motivation in the stretch drive of a National Hockey League season. Teams are either fighting for wildcard spots, jockeying for home ice advantage or simply trying to build momentum heading into the first round. But when your season has been over since..." March 16

  • Penguins overcome mid-game malaise, stop Oilers, 6-4

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A strong start was the focal point Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers. Nobody talked much about the second period or the third. It showed. The Penguins started strong, took a nap for 30 minutes or so, then bounced back to pull out a 6-4 victory at Consol Energy Center. “Our start was..." March 13

  • Oilers haven’t improved one iota against Western conference teams in four seasons

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers play in the Western conference, but the team hasn’t yet improved its play against Western teams, not in four straight seasons. In 2011-12, when Tom Renney was coach, the Oilers had -2.7 scoring chances differential against Western teams in 64 games. Renney was fired after..." March 12

  • Oilers defenceman Nikita Nikitin recovering from latest injury, says fitness never an issue

    Edmonton Sun "Nikita Nikitin may have gotten a bad rap. The suggestion he was not in shape at training camp came as news to the Edmonton Oilers defenceman, who is currently working hard to get back into the lineup following a shoulder injury. Nikitin won’t play Thursday when the Oilers face the Pittsburgh..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Red Wings start slow, bounce hapless Oilers

    Detroit News "This still wasn't a perfect piece of work, but at this point the Red Wings just needed a victory, no matter how it looked. That, they were able to earn. Overcoming a sluggish start, the Red Wings rallied for a 5-2 victory Monday over the Edmonton Oilers. Teemu Pulkkinen gave the Red Wings..." March 10

  • Semin, Lindholm spark Hurricanes’ rally for 7-4 win over Oilers

    Raleigh News & Observer "Alexander Semin’s goal was pretty incredible. Elias Lindholm’s first hat trick was pretty impressive. Then there was the Carolina power play. On a day when the Canes allowed two power-play goals, they scored three times. Those were the makings of the 7-4 comeback victory Sunday over the..." March 09

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Fan cut by flyng glass at Blackhawks game

    ESPN Chicago "A woman hit in the head by plexiglass dislodged by a hard check into the boards in Friday's Oilers-Blackhawks game wrapped a cloth around her head as a bandage and chose to stay and watch the rest of what she said was her first NHL game. The woman, identified by Sportsnet.ca as Alexis Bovard,..." March 08

  • Oilers aren't winning a whole bunch but they're proving to be harder to beat since the arrival of Todd Nelson

    Edmonton Sun "The battle continues. So does the battling. Usually. With the exception of Tuesday’s lifeless effort against the LA Kings, during which they reverted back to a well-earned identity that made them draft lottery regulars, the Edmonton Oilers have been tough team to beat lately. They’re..." March 07

  • Corey Crawford huge as Blackhawks get clutch to beat Oilers

    CSN Chicago "Antoine Vermette had a few prime scoring chances that he just missed against the Edmonton Oilers. But the newest Blackhawks forward didn’t get discouraged. “Usually it’s a good sign,” Vermette said of the several good opportunities. “You keep doing the right thing, you get rewarded.” In the..." March 07

  • Evaluating players at least gives Edmonton Oilers fans something to do

    Edmonton Journal "Here are some suggested things to do at Edmonton Oilers home games as the NHL season slowly expires. For starters, forget fussing over wins and losses. It’s not that the Oilers won’t win many of the nine remaining home games (they also have nine remaining on the road). They might well, having..." March 04

  • Oilers callup Jordan Oesterle takes over stall of former teammate Jeff Petry

    Edmonton Sun "Jordan Oesterle had difficulty finding his stall in the Edmonton Oilers locker room following practice Monday. With Jeff Petry traded to the Montreal Canadiens that morning, the Oilers equipment staff moved Oesterle into the vacant stall. Following practice, Oesterle went over to his..." March 04

  • Kings power past the Oilers, 5-2

    Los Angeles Times "One of the primary ways to get the Kings annoyed is to suggest they are simply waiting to flip the switch for when it really counts. They've heard it nearly everywhere. From Anaheim to El Segundo. From Winnipeg and now in Edmonton. On Tuesday night, the the switch was in the "on" position..." March 04

  • Petry Traded. More Of The Same With No End In Sight.

    The Copper & Blue "When will this end? Probably not soon. Yesterday morning's news that Jeff Petry had been traded to the Montreal Canadiens for what amounts to a couple of lottery tickets was hardly surprising. There was hope that the return would be more that it was, but for the Oilers and their fans it never..." March 03

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Craig MacTavish tells @Sportsnet's @GenePrincipe that he had "zero discussions or interest" in dealing Jordan Eberle.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Oilers trade D-man Jeff Petry to Habs for second round pick and conditional fifth.

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    Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug

    Petry to Mtl, done

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  • Oilers trade Jeff Petry to Montreal Canadiens

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers have traded defenceman Jeff Petry to the Montreal Canadiens. In exchange, the Oilers acquired a second-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2015. Petry, 27, has played 295 NHL games, all for the Oilers, since being drafted in the second round of the 2006..." March 02

  • Oilers prospect Nurse eager to get back on the ice

    Edmonton Journal "After seeing a doctor here to check out a leg injury he had in junior in Sault Ste. Marie, Darnell Nurse was in the house on Saturday. “I got hit a little awkwardly a couple of weeks back, so the medical staff wanted me to come in to get it looked at. I’ve had a couple of MRIs and everything..." March 01

  • Injured Oilers Tyler Pitlick and Nikita Nikitin starting to skate with teammates at practice

    Edmonton Sun "Tyler Pitlick and Nikita Nikitin were on the ice with their teammates Thursday, making the long road back from their respective injuries. Both were in yellow, non-contact jerseys, which is a sign they still have a way to go before getting back into the lineup. Nikitin is out with a shoulder..." March 01

  • Oilers in the home stretch

    Edmonton Sun "With 20 games left on the schedule, the Edmonton Oilers have officially entered the stretch drive - the finish line is finally in sight. So what difference does that make to a team that’s been out of the race since late October? Plenty. Despite having nothing to really play for in the..." March 01

  • Stastny's goal lifts Blues past Oilers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Asked on Saturday about Paul Stastny’s season thus far, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock replied “better and better.” The response came hours before what might of been Stastny's best game as a Blue, scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. He also assisted on the club's..." March 01

  • Oilers’ asking price for Jeff Petry now likely a lot higher

    Edmonton Journal "Defenceman should fetch Oilers at least a first-rounder in trade after Wednesday’s NHL deals With the defending Cup champion Los Angeles Kings giving up a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a blue-chip prospect to acquire solid Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Andrej Sekera, the gauntlet has..." February 26

  • Oilers finally beat former goalie Dubnyk

    Edmonton Journal "Before the game, Devan Dubnyk was shown some grateful artwork from a little Minnesota Wild fan that said “Dubnyk is Heaven,” with some angels flying around the goalie’s head. But on this starry night, Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens answered his club’s prayers. Scrivens was the..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Is it time to shut Jeff Petry down before trade deadline?

    Edmonton Journal "With the Edmonton Oilers taking calls from Western and Eastern Conference teams on rental defenceman Jeff Petry, has he played his last game in orange and blue? The Oilers only have two games before the trade deadline March 2 at 1 p.m. MDT–in Minnesota against Devan Dubnyk and the surging Wild..." February 24

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Coach Nelson says Yakupov (tweaked groin) will miss tonight's game, but more of a precautionary decision. Very much day-to-day.

  • Edmonton Oilers unlikely to trade Derek Roy, hope to re-sign him

    Edmonton Journal "For the Edmonton Oilers it was all about the centres on Friday. General manager Craig MacTavish kicked off the festivities by making it clear that the team values what Derek Roy has brought to its roster and does not expect to move the pending free agent at the trade deadline. MacTavish..." February 21

  • Oilers sign Klinkhammer, Hamilton to one-year extensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers re-upped with a pair of veteran forwards on Friday, agreeing to one-year contract extensions with Rob Klinkhammer and Ryan Hamilton. UPDATE: Per Edmonton’s 630 CHED radio, it’s $725,000 for Klinkhammer, and Hamilton’s contract is of the two-way variety. Klinkhammer, 28,..." February 20

  • Edmonton Oilers snap home losing streak to Boston Bruins

    Edmonton Journal "It had been 14-½ years since the Edmonton Oilers had found a way to beat the Boston Bruins at home, when their playground was called Skyreach Centre and long before owner Daryl Katz put his Rexall drugstore chain’s name on the building. Oct. 17, 2000, when Craig MacTavish was the coach not the..." February 19

  • Could Todd Nelson Be The Key To Keeping Jeff Petry?

    The Copper & Blue "With the NHL's trade deadline in the not too distant future I spend a lot of time thinking about Jeff Petry. League wide, it's more or less accepted that when the deadline passes, Petry will be a member of a team that is not located in Edmonton. I know this, and I've tried to make peace with it,..." February 19