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  • Kailer Yamamoto Activated From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers are looking just about everywhere for forward help as they try to climb back into the playoff race, and today will get some from within. Young forward Kailer Yamamoto has been activated from injured reserve and will make his return to the lineup tonight against the Vancouver..." January 16

  • Oilers' 1st-rounder 'definitely in play' in trade talks

    The Score "Despite sitting on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, the Edmonton Oilers appear to be all-in for the 2018-19 season. The Oilers' first-round pick is "definitely in play" ahead of the Feb. 25 trade deadline, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte..." January 16

  • Edmonton Oilers claim centre Colby Cave, look to plug gap from Strome trade

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers have claimed centre Colby Cave on waivers from Boston, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports. Call me an Oilers fan. Five minutes ago I’d never heard the name Colby Cave. Now I’m hoping he can plug the hole the Oilers have at the centre ice..." January 15

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Edmonton Oilers Put On “Full-Court Press” In Search Of Forward Help

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers came into today just two points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. That proximity is not because of their own success though, as almost every team vying for the wild card spots in the west have struggled to find any sort of consistency of late. In face, the..." January 14

  • Why sky-high ice time for Oilers stars is cause for concern

    Sportsnet "There is one National Hockey League forward, Florida’s Aleksander Barkov, who averages more than 23 minutes of ice time per night. But Connor McDavid, who ranks second among NHL forwards at 22:50, has exceeded 24 minutes of ice time nine times this season. In Thursday’s..." January 12

  • Landeskog, Skinner, Letang, Draisaitl named Last Men in winners

    NHL.com "Gabriel Landeskog will join Colorado Avalanche linemates Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). Landeskog was among the four players who won the 2019 NHL..." January 11

  • Will the Blue Jackets trade Sergei Bobrovsky? Here are six potential landing spots for the veteran goalie

    CBS Sports "Some surprising news came out Columbus on Thursday afternoon when the Blue Jackets announced that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky would be absent from the team during their game against the Nashville Predators. There wasn't a lot of information given with that announcement, but the language of..." January 10

  • Connor McDavid avoids serious injury after being drilled into boards from behind

    The Score "Despite cries from his head coach, Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid still doesn't seem to be getting much protection from the officials. McDavid avoided serious injury when he crashed hard into the boards during the second period of Sunday's game in..." January 07

  • Oilers activate Russell, place Yamamoto on IR

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have activated defenceman Kris Russell from injured reserve. Russell has not appeared in a game since Dec. 11 due to a groin injury. He has one goal and seven assists in 31 games in 2018-19. " January 06

  • Hitchcock: Nurse was only Oiler to show up in ugly loss to Kings

    The Score "Fresh off snapping their six-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers were handed a glorious opportunity to start a winning streak of their own with a matchup against the cellar-dwelling Los Angeles Kings on Saturday..." January 06

  • FOX's 'Glow Puck' to make return for Kings-Oilers broadcast

    The Score "If you're seeking some nostalgia on a busy night in the NHL, look no further than the Los Angeles Kings-Edmonton Oilers broadcast Saturday night. The Kings will be hosting '90s night at Staples Center, and FOX Sports West is bringing back the 'Glow Puck' as a part of..." January 05

  • Oilers GM talks recent moves: ‘Other teams aren’t there to help you’

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli hears the cries for a top-pairing defenceman. Unfortunately, those aren’t easy to find. “Other teams aren’t looking to help you,” Chiarelli said on Prime Time Sports on Monday. “So, 1. That..." December 31

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Oilers send Drake Caggiula to Chicago Blackhawks in Exchange for Brandon Manning

    Copper And Blue "Well here’s a weird one, the Oilers have sent Drake Caggiula to Chicago for Brandon Manning. This is the same Brandon Manning who sent Connor McDavid into the boards, and the two have had issues with each other ever since. Brandon Manning is a 28-year-old left defenseman who..." December 30

  • Oilers acquire Petrovic from Panthers for Wideman

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Alex Petrovic from the Florida Panthers for defenceman Chris Wideman and a 2019 conditional third-round draft pick, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. Petrovic, 26, has one assist over 26 games this season with the Panthers, his..." December 30

  • Golden Knights claim Valentin Zykov off waivers from Oilers

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have claimed forward Valentin Zykov off of waivers from the Edmonton Oilers. This’ll be the second time this season that the Russian has been claimed off waivers, with the Oilers picking him up from Carlolina off the wire back in..." December 29

  • Oilers’ Zykov, Ducks’ Dotchin among those placed on waivers

    Sportsnet "Several NHL players were placed on waivers on Friday, including Edmonton Oilers forward Valentin Zykov and Anaheim Ducks defenceman Jake Dotchin, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Zykov, 23, has struggled since being claimed off waivers by the Oilers on Nov. 30. The..." December 28

  • Russell’s value to Oilers proven by what goes missing in his absence

    Sportsnet "Somehow, Kris Russell has become one of those players who many fans truly appreciate only when he’s out of the lineup. It’s a bit of an insult, really — to those fans, of course. And the analytics community, which has been tough on Russell. “The stats..." December 27

  • McDavid, Ovechkin, Matthews, MacKinnon voted NHL All-Star captains

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid will be captain of the Pacific Division for the third straight year at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). McDavid will be joined by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin of..." December 27

  • Oilers looking for depth players to ‘seize opportunities’ on offence

    Sportsnet "Sometimes, circumstances mix together just so, the perfect concoction for a crisp slap in the face on a cool winter night. A three-game losing streak. A Christmas break. A measuring stick game that gives everybody a close-up look at what a real Stanley Cup contender looks like —..." December 23

  • Andrej Sekera Likely To Return Next Month

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Oilers are getting closer to getting one of their top defensemen back in their lineup.  Postmedia’s Jim Matheson reports that Andrej Sekera has been cleared for contact and is eyeing a return to action early next month. The veteran has missed the..." December 22

  • Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi returns to top line more comfortable in his game

    Sportsnet "They put Drake Caggiula in charge of The Project almost as soon as it got off the plane from Helsinki. It was the 2016 Young Stars rookie tournament, and as one of the eldest "rookies," Caggiula was asked to make sure that young Jesse Puljujarvi — who didn’t..." December 22

  • Oilers D Sekera could return in January

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera has shed his non-contact jersey in practice and appears to be getting closer to making his season debut after tearing his Achilles tendon last summer. Sekera underwent surgery on the injury, which was incurred off-season training, in..." December 21

  • Puljujarvi practices on Oilers' top line with McDavid

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers head coach Ken Hitchcock hopes to get more out of Jesse Puljujarvi and believes slotting him alongside Connor McDavid on the team's top line may be the solution. "I feel like his next step is to get his tempo higher," Hitchcock said after moving..." December 20

  • Nurse takes simple approach to increased responsibility with Oilers

    NHL.com "Darnell Nurse has a simple approach when he's on the ice for the Edmonton Oilers. "I don't want to think too much, just play," the 23-year-old defenseman said. "That's all I've been doing." He's been doing it a lot more recently,..." December 19

  • Khaira suspended two games for actions in Oilers game against Blues

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers forward Jujhar Khaira has been suspended for two games, without pay, for cross-checking St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn during NHL Game No. 524 in Edmonton on Tuesday, Dec. 18, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The..." December 19

  • Oilers’ Khaira to have hearing for cross-checking Blues’ Dunn

    Sportsnet "The NHL Department of Player Safety could hand out more discipline after a wild cross-checking sequence in Tuesday’s game between the Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues. Edmonton forward Jujhar Khaira will have a hearing for cross-checking the..." December 19

  • Oilers’ Connor McDavid stays in his lane when asked about officiating

    Sportsnet "Patrick Maroon enjoyed a career year on Connor McDavid’s left wing back in 2016-17, scoring 27 goals while watching over the Oilers prodigy when teams tried to mess with him. Tonight, as a member of the visiting St. Louis Blues, it all changes. "Connor’s..." December 18

  • Hitchcock rips refs for allowing 'ridiculous' treatment of McDavid

    The Score "Ken Hitchcock wasn't happy with the way officials handled the Vancouver Canucks' tactics against Connor McDavid on Sunday night. The Edmonton Oilers head coach didn't want to address the overall disparity in penalty calls after his team's 4-2..." December 17

  • Oilers' Klefbom out 6-8 weeks following finger surgery

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers will be without Oscar Klefbom well into the new year as the defenseman is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks following finger surgery, Sportsnet's John Shannon reports. Klefbom suffered the injury against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. After the..." December 16

  • Oilers CEO says Chiarelli's job is safe if team makes playoffs

    The Score "With things recently taking a turn for the better in Edmonton, Oilers CEO and vice-chair Bob Nicholson gave general manager Peter Chiarelli a somewhat conditional vote of confidence. The Oilers have gone 8-2-2 since Ken Hitchcock replaced Todd McLellan as head coach, vaulting the club..." December 15

  • Oilers’ Alex Chiasson has earned his place on Connor McDavid’s wing

    Sportsnet "There are 13 pay periods inside a National Hockey League season. When Alex Chiasson got off the plane in Edmonton back in September, he was just trying to get to one of them. He came out west on a professional tryout — a PTO — the second year in a row that he had gone..." December 15

  • Oilers place Oscar Klefbom on IR

    Yardbarker "The Edmonton Oilers are rolling right now after installing a more defensive structure under new head coach Ken Hitchcock but will now be without one of their best defensemen. Oscar Klefbom has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a hand injury in last night’s game that..." December 12

  • Milan Lucic embracing new role as Oilers look to forge winning identity

    Sportsnet "The day Milan Lucic arrived in Edmonton, as a free agent on July 1, 2016, he stood under a gleaming sun atop a parking garage across from Rogers Place and beamed, "The McDavid factor changes it all. That’s why I chose to come here." He had come to Northern Alberta to..." December 10

  • Koskinen has Oilers thinking playoffs again

    Pro Hockey Talk "A lack of quality goaltending was one of the reasons the Edmonton Oilers missed the playoffs last season. Cam Talbot, who was an integral part of Edmonton’s run to the playoffs in 2017, saw his numbers slip in a big way in 2017-18. Now, it’s another goalie that has the Oilers..." December 10

  • How Hitchcock's low-support system is turning the Oilers' season around

    The Score "Hiring Ken Hitchcock may be Peter Chiarelli's best move as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers are 6-2-1 under Hitchcock, and 6-1-1 when Connor McDavid has been in the lineup. Under former head coach Todd McLellan, Edmonton was 9-10-1. Hitchcock has..." December 08

  • Oilers settling into Ken Hitchcock’s possession-heavy style

    Sportsnet "The numbers barely make any sense. And surely they cannot be sustainable. Can they? Since Ken Hitchcock took over the Edmonton Oilers their record is 5-2-1. It’s an identical record to the Toronto Maple Leafs over the same span of games. But here’s the..." December 08

  • Edmonton Oilers Make Several Roster Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers have made a few swaps on their roster, recalling Cooper Marody from the minor leagues and activating recently claimed forward Valentin Zykov. To make room, the team has moved Drake Caggiula to injured reserve, and assigned Patrick Russell back to Bakersfield of the..." December 06

  • What is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ Ceiling This Year?

    The Copper & Blue "Connor McDavid gets the most press about the Oilers, and rightfully so. McDavid is on pace for another 100+ point season, and a third Art Ross trophy is quite possibly within reach. Leon Draisaitl is having a fine campaign alongside McDavid, and if everything falls just..." December 05

  • McDavid to miss 1st game since rookie campaign with illness vs. Stars

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid will miss Monday's game against the Dallas Stars due to an illness, the team announced. It marks the first game McDavid has missed since his rookie season, ending a streak of 222 straight regular season games, according to Oilers play-by-play..." December 03

  • Edmonton Has No Interest In Moving Out of Pacific Division

    Edmonton Sun "There doesn’t appear to be much remaining doubt about Seattle entering the National Hockey League as a 32nd franchise at board of governors meetings this week. But there is a major question attached to it. Could the result of Seattle coming in mean Edmonton and Calgary..." December 02

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins giving Oilers rock solid minutes down the middle

    Sportsnet "When they draft you first overall, the way the Edmonton Oilers accrued Ryan Nugent-Hopkins back in 2011, the labels get applied right away. A No. 1 overall pick, especially when he is a centre, is supposed to lead the team in scoring not long after he arrives, and that was the career..." December 02

  • Oilers claim Zykov on waivers from 'Canes

    TSN "Valentin Zykov is headed to Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers claimed the 23-year-old winger off of waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes. November 30

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Oilers’ Hitchcock on Puljujarvi’s growth: ‘I want that responsibility’

    Sportsnet "It has always happened too fast for Jesse Puljujarvi. He left his parents’ home in Finland at as young as 14, they say, and somehow arrived as the MVP of the World Junior Championship long before he was actually the best player coming out of that tournament. He came to..." November 25

  • Edmonton Oilers buck conventional wisdom, recall Jesse Puljujarvi after brief stint in Bakersfield

    Edmonton Journal "Already in California for the big club’s three-game roadie, Edmonton Oilers brass made a stop in Ontario last night (the city, not the province) to assess the progress of their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors.  Apparently they were impressed with at least one element of what..." November 24

  • Senators deal Chris Wideman to Edmonton Oilers for sixth-round pick in 2020

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators have sent defenceman Chris Wideman packing. A healthy scratch in the club’s past two games, Wideman had become the club’s seventh defenceman, and on Thursday he was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL..." November 22

  • What will Ken Hitchcock mean for Connor McDavid?

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the more intriguing subplots to the Edmonton Oilers’ hiring of Ken Hitchcock is what it will mean for superstar center Connor McDavid, and how the NHL’s most notoriously defensive-minded coach will handle the game’s single most dominant offensive force. By..." November 21

  • Rinse and repeat: Ken Hitchcock can't fix the Oilers' cycle of failure

    The Score "Few people love to break down every element of the game more than NHL coaches, and even within that subset, few coaches have loved analyzing hockey more than Ken Hitchcock. A one-man Wikipedia for the sport, Hitchcock has a complete resume and his pedigree cannot be minimized. But, is..." November 21