"The Edmonton Oilers core is locked in.
The players central to the team’s success in the next 4-5 years are entrenched. And key prospects who will be needed to fill in the gaps on their entry level deals in the post-pandemic NHL economy are on promising trajectories.
Edmonton Journal "Where there’s smoke… With a spate of signings of high-end defencemen around the National Hockey League in the last short while, speculation has been on the rise that the Edmonton Oilers have been negotiating a big-ticket extension with their own #1 rearguard, Darnell..." August 06
NHL Trade Talk "It wasn’t long ago that the Edmonton Oilers and Darnell Nurse were believed to be working out the details of a four-year extension. About five days ago, Elliotte Friedman reported that the two sides were focused on a four-year pact that would have seen his contract come up for renewal at..." August 02
The Sault Star "This in from Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, news that the Edmonton Oilers and Darnell Nurse are at work on a new deal, but for four years, not the maximum eight-year term. “Hearing EDM and Darnell Nurse working on what is believed to be a four-year deal. The defenceman..." July 27
NHL Trade Talk "The list of Norris Trophy Finalists was revealed on Wednesday and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse is not on it. Instead, Cale Makar, Adam Fox and Victor Hedman get the well-deserving nods and Nurse will have to try and repeat his performance (even up it) from this past season..." June 09
Sportsnet "Don’t get it twisted, Darnell Nurse always had an eye for the net. Even as a 12-year-old, when his chest was adorned not with Edmonton Oilers copper-and-blue but with the feathered wheel of his triple-A Toronto Red Wings, the young Nurse had in him that cold calculus necessary for life as..." May 23
TSN "Vancouver Canucks forward Zack MacEwen has been suspended one game for kneeing Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse. The infraction occurred during the Canucks 6-3 win over the Oilers on Thursday, when the two players were involved in multiple incidents with each..." May 07
Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks forward Zack MacEwen will have a hearing with the NHL's department of player safety on Friday for kneeing Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse. The play in question took place at 10:59 of the second period of Thursday's 6-3..." May 07