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Edmonton Oilers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Boyd Gordon, C4/9/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: Oilers forward Boyd Gordon (shoulder) will not return this season, according to Chris Wescott of edmontonoilers.com.
Insight: The 30-year-old Gordon has eight goals, 13 assists, 80 SOG and a -15 rating in 74 games this season.
Nail Yakupov, RW4/5/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov (ankle) is unlikely to return this season, according to oilers.nhl.com.
Insight: Yakupov hasn't played since March 16 due to a fractured ankle. It's no big loss for fantasy owners, as the former No. 1 overall pick has amassed just 11 goals, 13 assists and a -33 rating in 63 games this season.
Nail Yakupov, RW4/1/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov (ankle) didn't participated in the Monday skate so expectations are that he'll miss Tuesday's game.
Insight: Yakupov is trying to return from a fractured ankle and hasn't played since March 16. The former first overall pick has had an abysmal sophomore season, recording 24 points (11 goals) and a second-worst -33 rating (Alex Ovechkin is -34) in 63 games.
Luke Gazdic, LW3/31/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Oilers winger Luke Gazdic will undergo surgery to repair a shoulder inury, the team announced.
Insight: Gazdic (2 G, 2 A, 127 PIM) will be sidelined approximately six months.
Nail Yakupov, RW3/28/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov (ankle) participated in the morning skate but won't play Friday against the Ducks, according to the Oilers on Twitter.
Insight: Yakupov has a fracture in his ankle and hasn't played since March 16. The former first overall pick has had an abysmal sophomore season, recording 24 points (11 goals) and a league-worst -33 rating in 63 games.
Anton Belov, D3/27/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Anton Belov is questionable for Friday's game against Anaheim with a strained abdominal muscle.
Insight: Belov has six points in 45 games this season with a -14 rating and 32 penalty minutes. he has no fantasy value.
Nail Yakupov, RW3/27/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against Anaheim.
Insight: Yakupov has a fracture in his ankle and hasn't played since March 16. The former first overall pick has had an abysmal sophomore season, recording 24 points (11 goals) and a league-worst -33 rating in 63 games.
David Perron, LW3/26/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Edmonton left wing David Perron has contributed four goals and five assists in March.
Insight: Perron's goal Tuesday against the Sharks gave him 51 points, a career high. He had 50 with the Blues back in 2008-09.
Taylor Hall, LWHot3/26/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall had two points Tuesday against San Jose, giving him 67 points in 66 games this season.
Insight: Of the Oilers' three straight No. 1 overall picks from 2010-12 (Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov), Hall is the only one who has developed into a star to this point, though RNH has had a solid season with 48 points in 71 games.
Nail Yakupov, RW3/25/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov (ankle) is expected to resume skating this week, according to Gene Principe of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Yakupov has a fracture in his ankle and hasn't played since March 16. The former first overall pick has had an abysmal sophomore season, recording 24 points (11 goals) and a league-worst -33 rating in 63 games.
Jordan Eberle, C3/22/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle (knee) will play Saturday, according to the team's Twitter account.
Insight: Eberle (23 G, 30 A) missed one game with a knee injury. He had three points the last time he played.
Jordan Eberle, C3/22/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle is doubtful for Saturday's game due to a knee injury, but did skate on Friday.
Insight: Eberle had two goals and an assist Tuesday, giving him 23 goals and 30 assists in 69 games this season.
Nail Yakupov, RW3/22/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Calgary.
Insight: Yakupov was scratched fore Thursday's game after taking part in pre-game warmups due to a sore ankle. His sophomore season has been a disaster, as he has scored 11 goals with 13 assists and an NHL-worst -33 rating in 63 games.
Jordan Eberle, C3/19/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle is doubtful for Thursday's game due to a knee injury, according to Nick Kypreos of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Eberle had two goals and an assist Tuesday, giving him 23 goals and 30 assists in 69 games this season. He'll get an MRI on his knee Wednesday.
Nail Yakupov, RW3/19/2014 2:27:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov (ankle) missed Tuesday's game, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Insight: Yakupov was scratched after taking part in pre-game warmups due to a sore ankle. His sophomore season has been a disaster, as he has scored 11 goals with 13 assists and an NHL-worst -33 rating in 63 games.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C3/19/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had three points Tuesday after collecting only two points in his previous 13 games.
Insight: The 20-year-old entered February with 42 points in 54 games, but he's at just 47 points through 68 games after the cold streak.
Sam Gagner, CHot3/19/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Oilers center Sam Gagner has picked up nine points in eight games this month.
Insight: That includes three two-point games. He had one goal and one assist Tuesday against Nashville, though with eight goals, 25 assists, 114 SOG and a -20 rating, he's a low-end fantasy option.
Jordan Eberle, C3/19/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle had two goals, one assist and five SOG Tuesday against the Predators.
Insight: Eberle went into Tuesday's game having generated just five points and a -7 rating in his previous 13 games, but Tuesday's haul brings him to 23 goals and 30 assists in 69 games.
Justin Schultz, D3/16/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz had a goal and an assist with four SOG Sunday at Carolina.
Insight: It was the first multi-point game since Jan. 26 for the 23-year-old. Schultz came into the NHL with significant expectations after putting up 91 points in 78 games his last two seasons at Wisconsin and 48 points in 34 games in the AHL in 2012-13, but he's accounted for 54 points, 171 SOG and a -34 rating in 109 NHL games so far.
Sam Gagner, CHot3/13/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins expects center Sam Gagner (undisclosed) to play Thursday.
Insight: Gagner has collected seven points (one goal, six assists) during a five-game scoring streak but just 31 points in 53 games this season. He suffered an injury Tuesday but took part in the morning skate.
Ben Scrivens, GHot3/5/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens has gone 4-4-0 with a 2.13 GAA and a .941 SV% since joining Edmonton.
Insight: Scrivens is doing some amazing things in the Oilers' net despite having one of the worst defensive teams in the NHL in front of him. He was equally as strong with the Kings, a much better defensive team, earlier this season and leads the NHL with a .935 SV%.
Jordan Eberle, C3/5/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle scored his 20th goal of the season Tuesday against Ottawa.
Insight: Eberle has performed up to expectations this season, putting up 47 points and 163 SOG in 62 games.
Viktor Fasth, G3/4/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: The Oilers acquired Viktor Fasth from the Ducks on Tuesday for two draft picks.
Insight: Fasth has played just five games this season and zero since Nov. 18 due to injuries after going 15-6-2 with a 2.18 GAA and a .921 SV% as a rookie in 2012-13. He'll serve as a backup to Ben Scrivens.
Nail Yakupov, RW3/3/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov (ankle) will return Tuesday against Ottawa, according to the Oilers on Twitter.
Insight: Yakupov has 23 points on 106 shots in 56 games, but a -29 rating kills any chances of him helping a fantasy lineup.
Nail Yakupov, RW3/1/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov is doubtful for Saturday's game against Calgary due to a bruised right ankle.
Insight: Yakupov has 23 points on 106 shots in 56 games, but a -29 rating kills any chances of him helping a fantasy lineup.
Taylor Hall, LW1/26/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall had two assists Sunday against Nashville.
Insight: Hall quietly has 50 points (18 goals) in 47 games this season, good for 15th in the NHL.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C1/26/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 15 goals and 40 points in 52 games this season.
Insight: The 20-year-old had two points, including a goal, Sunday against the Predators. He's having his best season but needs to work on that -15.
Jordan Eberle, CHot1/26/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Jordan Eberle has a point in five straight games.
Insight: Eberle had two Sunday against the Predators, including a goal. The 23-year-old is on pace for 66 points.
Ales Hemsky, RW1/26/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky missed Friday's game against Phoenix, his fourth in a row due to a bruised ankle and is questionable for Sunday's game against Nashville.
Insight: Hemsky practiced Wednesday, but still didn't play Friday. He has put up solid offensive numbers this season with seven goals and 17 assists, but a -11 rating hurts his fantasy value.
Nail Yakupov, RWCold1/24/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov is still questionable for Friday's game due to a concussion. He's yet to pass all the required tests.
Insight: The former No. 1 overall pick hasn't produced a point in the last four games and has just 17 points in 47 games this season. His -31 differential is 10 goals worse than anyone in the league which makes him "un-startable."
Ales Hemsky, RW1/24/2014 11:41:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky is questionable for Friday's game against Phoenix due to a bruised ankle.
Insight: Hemsky practiced Wednesday, but is still unlikely for Friday's game. He has put up solid offensive numbers this season with seven goals and 17 assists, but a -11 rating hurts his fantasy value. He's missed the past three games.
Nail Yakupov, RWCold1/22/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov is questionable for Friday's game due to a concussion.
Insight: The former No. 1 overall pick hasn't produced a point in the last four games and has just 17 points in 47 games this season. His -31 differential is 10 goals worse than anyone in the league which makes him "un-startable."
Nail Yakupov, RWCold1/21/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov is still going through the NHL's concussion protocol after suffering a head injury last Thursday night, according to oilers.nhl.com.
Insight: The former No. 1 overall pick hasn't produced a point in the last four games but has 17 points in 47 games this season. His -31 differential is 10 goals worse than anyone in the league which makes him "un-startable."
Ales Hemsky, RW1/21/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky is questionable for Tuesday's game against Vancouver due to a bruised ankle.
Insight: Hemsky has put up solid offensive numbers this season with seven goals and 17 assists, but a -11 rating hurts his fantasy value. He's missed the past two games.
Ales Hemsky, RW1/18/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky is expected to miss Saturday's game against Winnipeg due to a foot injury.
Insight: Hemsky was hit by a puck in Tuesday's game against Dallas and returned to Edmonton to has his ankle checked out further. Saturday will be his second straight game on the sidelines. He's put up solid offensive numbers this season with seven goals and 17 assists, but a -11 rating hurts his fantasy value.
Nail Yakupov, RWCold1/17/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov is going through the NHL's concussion protocol after suffering a head injury Thursday night, according to oilers.nhl.com.
Insight: The former No. 1 overall pick hasn't produced a point in the last four games and has just 17 points in 47 games this season. His -31 differential is 10 goals worse than anyone else for last in the NHL.
Ben Scrivens, G1/16/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Ben Scrivens allowed four goals on 33 shots in his first start with Edmonton Thursday at Minnesota.
Insight: Newsflash: the Los Angeles Kings' defense is very good, Edmonton's isn't. Scrivens won't even touch the 1.97 GAA and .931 SV% he posted with the Kings.
Ben Scrivens, G1/15/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Devan Dubnyk wasn't the answer in Edmonton. The Oilers are hoping Ben Scrivens, who they acquired from the Kings on Wednesday for a third round pick, will be. SOURCE: Oilers on Twitter
Insight: Scrivens was unlikely to re-sign with Los Angeles in free agency so the Kings, already equipped with Jonathan Quick and Martin Jones between the pipes, decided to get something for him now instead of losing Scrivens for nothing in a few months. Scrivens figures to be the backup behind Ilya Bryzgalov in Edmonton. Dubnyk, the Oilers' previous backup, was dealt to Nashville earlier today.
Jordan Eberle, C1/14/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Jordan Eberle is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas due to a lower body injury.
Insight: Eberle has posted 37 points in 47 games this season, including 12 power play points, second best on the Oilers roster to Taylor Hall's 43 points.
Ales Hemsky, RW1/10/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky is questionable for Friday's game against Pittsburgh due to an upper body injury (head).
Insight: Hemsky injury was the result of a hit by the Blues' Ryan Reaves. He' put up 21 points in 45 games this season, but you will have to deal with his -14 rating if you want his offensive production.
Jordan Eberle, C1/5/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Right wing Jordan Eberle was the star for Edmonton Sunday night against the Lightning.
Insight: Eberle led the way with two goals in just under 19 minutes of ice time as the Oilers coasted to an easy 5-3 victory. Both of his goals came during a two-minute span in the first period. Eberle is second on the team in scoring with 35 points in 41 games this season.
Nail Yakupov, RW1/4/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov has scored a goal in two straight games since the Oilers made him a healthy scratch on Dec. 31.
Insight: The Oilers have done everything they can to get Yakupov going this season, including giving him top-line and power-play time he hasn't earned. The 20-year-old former No. 1 overall pick has just 16 points and an ugly -25 in 41 games and will only do damage to your fantasy team right now.
Jordan Eberle, C1/3/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Oilers winger Jordan Eberle (knee) will miss Friday's game, according to the oilers.nhl.com.
Insight: Eberle tweaked his knee Thursday against the Sharks. Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins said the injury doesn't appear to be serious. The 23-year-old forward has 12 goals, 33 points and 112 SOG in 43 games this season.
Nail Yakupov, RWCold12/30/2013 6:54:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov isn't expected to play Tuesday night against Phoenix. SOURCE: Edmonton Journal
Insight: He'll be a healthy scratch. So far, the 20-year-old right wing hasn't lived up to expectations. Yakupov (six goals, eight assists) may need to go back to the minors for some extra seasoning.
Devan Dubnyk, G12/28/2013 9:36:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk was terrific in Friday night's win over Calgary.
Insight: He saved all 27 shots for his second shutout of the year. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Dubnyk. He needs to develop more consistency before fantasy owners can trust him as a nightly starter.
Ryan Smyth, LW12/28/2013 9:32:00 AM
Description: Oilers left wing Ryan Smyth knocked home two goals in Friday's victory over Calgary.
Insight: That ends a 13-game scoring drought for the 37-year-old. Being aggressive seems to be the key to Smyth's success. Both times he's taken six shots this year, he's scored multiple goals. We'll see what he does in Edmonton's next game Saturday against Philadelphia.
Ales Hemsky, RW12/17/2013 6:36:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky is back in the lineup after missing Sunday with a rib injury. SOURCE: Oilers on Twitter
Insight: Hemsky's fantasy contributions have been modest this season (six goals, 12 assists in 34 games). His plus/minus rating is atrocious (-10) but there really isn't much he can do about that.
Ales Hemsky, RW12/17/2013 12:32:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Ales Hemsky is questionable for Tuesday's game against Los Angeles due to bruised ribs.
Insight: Hemsky has 18 points (6 goals, 12 assists) in 34 games. He is a candidate to be traded and that could provide a better situation down the road.
Ryan Smyth, LW12/15/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Edmonton left wing Ryan Smyth is questionable for Sunday's game against Anaheim due to a strained neck.
Insight: Smyth hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 19. He's totaled 11 points in 24 games this season, but a -8 rating won't make fantasy owners happy.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G12/13/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov (concussion) took a few shots on goal Sunday, so is headed in the right direction.
Insight: Bryzgalov is 1-1-0 with a 2.12 GAA and .939 SV% in his first season with the Oilers. Neither Devan Dubnyk or Jason LaBarbera have shown a lot in goal. Both have losing records and a GAA above 3.25.
Ryan Smyth, LW12/13/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Edmonton left wing Ryan Smyth is doubtful for Friday's game against Vancouver due to a strained neck.
Insight: Smyth hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 19. He's totaled 11 points in 24 games this season, but a -8 rating won't make fantasy owners happy.
Corey Potter, D12/13/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Oilers defenseman Corey Potter is questionable for Friday's game against Vancouver with a strained neck.
Insight: Potter has only scored eight goals 27 points in 104 NHL games so don't expect much fantasy production.
Ryan Smyth, LW12/12/2013 12:16:00 PM
Description: Edmonton left wing Ryan Smyth is questionable for Thursday's game against Boston due to a strained neck.
Insight: Smyth hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 19. He's totaled 11 points in 24 games this season, but a -8 rating won't make fantasy owners happy.
Jeff Petry, D12/10/2013 12:11:00 PM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry is questionable for Tuesday's game against Carolina due to a head injury.
Insight: Petry is off to an ugly start this season - he's scored six points, but a -10 rating should scare of fantasy owners. Look elsewhere for defensive help.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G12/5/2013 1:55:00 AM
Description: Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has been placed on the injured reserve.
Insight: He'll miss at least the next two games. Bryzgalov is 1-1-0 with a 2.12 GAA and .939 SV% in his first season with the Oilers. Devan Dubnyk gave up six goal on Tuesday so the team could opt to trot out recently recalled Jason LaBarbera (1-3-0, 3.69 GAA, .858 SV%).
David Perron, LW12/4/2013 9:36:00 AM
Description: David Perron scored both Edmonton goals Tuesday in a 6-2 loss to Phoenix.
Insight: Perron's first season in Edmonton has been a success. In 25 games, he's already generated 22 points in a little over 19 and a half minutes per game. As long as he stays healthy, Perron should continue to be a productive fantasy player.
Boyd Gordon, C12/3/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Oilers forward Boyd Gordon is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Phoenix with a shoulder injury.
Insight: Gordon has posted 11 points in 27 games, but an ugly -8 rating hurts his fantasy value which is low-end at best.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G12/3/2013 11:54:00 AM
Description: Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is questionable for Tuesday's game against Phoenix due to an upper body injury.
Insight: It is believed to be a head injury. Bryzgalov is 1-1-0 with a 2.12 GAA and .939 SV% in his first season with the Oilers.
Nail Yakupov, RW11/27/2013 12:42:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov suffered a lower body injury in Monday's loss to Chicago and wasn't able to practice on Tuesday. SOURCE: Edmonton Journal
Insight: Head coach Dallas Eakins was very vague about Yakupov's status calling his ailment an "ankle or foot" injury. We're not sure if he'll be able to play Thursday against the Predators.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G11/26/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov will make his first start with the team Thursday.
Insight: Bryzgalov made his debut Monday in relief of Devan Dubnyk. If he plays well, he'll become the unquestioned starter in Edmonton.
Philip Larsen, D11/25/2013 3:21:00 PM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Philip Larsen is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: The 23-year-old defenseman has five points in eight games, a solid production level, and much higher than anything he produced in four seasons with Dallas, but its tough to score from the press box.
Philip Larsen, D11/21/2013 2:21:00 PM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Philip Larsen is questionable for Thursday's game against Florida with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: The 23-year-old defenseman has five points in eight games, a solid production level, and much higher than anything he produced in four seasons with Dallas, but its tough to score from the press box.
Devan Dubnyk, G11/20/2013 10:06:00 AM
Description: Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk didn't have to do much in Tuesday's victory over Columbus.
Insight: The Blue Jackets rarely challenged Dubnyk on Tuesday, piecing together just 14 shots in 60 minutes of hockey. Dubnyk stopped all of them for his first shutout of the season. Aside from Tuesday's effort, Dubnyk hasn't had a particularly good year. His 3.31 GAA is among the league's highest.
Ryan Smyth, LW11/20/2013 9:59:00 AM
Description: Edmonton left wing Ryan Smyth generated a goal and two assists in Tuesday's blowout win over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Smyth hadn't scored in over a month. Despite going +2 on Tuesday night, the 37-year-old's rating for the season is still in the negatives (-7 in 16 contests).
David Perron, LW11/20/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Edmonton left wing David Perron had a monster game Tuesday against Columbus.
Insight: He netted two goals while also contributing two assists. Nearly half of Perron's goals this season (three out of seven) have come on the power play. He's already on pace for 29 goals, which would be a career-high.
Justin Schultz, D11/19/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz (groin) will return to action Tuesday after missing eight straight games, according to oilers.nhl.com.
Insight: The talented 23-year-old blueliner has one goal and seven points but is a -10 in 14 games this season.
Philip Larsen, D11/19/2013 1:28:00 PM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Philip Larsen is questionable for Thursday's game against Florida with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: The 23-year-old defenseman has five points in eight games, a solid production level, and much higher than anything he produced in four seasons with Dallas, but its tough to score from the press box.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G11/17/2013 3:12:00 PM
Description: The Edmonton Oilers have called up goalie Ilya Bryzgalov from Oklahoma City of the AHL.
Insight: Devan Dubnyk's days as the starter could be numbered. Bryzgalov, who was bought out of his contract with Philadelphia this past offseason after two disappointing seasons, is not a must-add player in fantasy leagues.
Luke Gazdic, LW11/15/2013 1:42:00 PM
Description: Oilers winger Luke Gazdic is questionable for Friday's game against San Jose due to a bruised shoulder.
Insight: With just two points in 17 games, his fantasy value is minimal. he has accumulated 45 penalty minutes, so at least he can help you in one category.
David Perron, LW11/9/2013 3:52:00 PM
Description: Oilers winger David Perron (neck) scored his third goal of the season Saturday in his first game since Oct. 27.
Insight: Perron was on injured reserve due to a neck injury. He has 10 points in 14 games for Edmonton.
Devan Dubnyk, G11/9/2013 12:52:00 PM
Description: Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk will make the start Saturday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Edmonton signed Ilya Bryzgalov to a contract Friday night, so Dubnyk's time as starting netminder could be coming to an end.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G11/8/2013 7:45:00 PM
Description: The Edmonton Oilers tweeted that they have reached a verbal agreement on a one-year contract with goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
Insight: The Flyers used a compliance buyout on Bryzgalov this past offseason after he went 52-33-10 with a 2.60 GAA and a .905 SV% in two seasons with the team. Edmonton has given up the most goals per game in the NHL this season wtih 3.82, so Bryzgalov could be given an opportunity to start immediately. However, he's not a necessary pickup in fantasy leagues.
Taylor Hall, LW11/7/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall scored a goal and took eight shots in his return to the ice Thursday against the Lightning.
Insight: Looks like that knee is just fine. Hall skated 22 minutes in his first game since Oct. 19.
David Perron, LW11/7/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Oilers winger David Perron (neck) might rejoin the club this weekend, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Insight: Edmonton plays a back-to-back Saturday and Sunday to finish up its road trip. Perron last played Oct. 27. The 25-year-old has two goals and nine points in 13 games this season.
Taylor Hall, LW11/7/2013 5:32:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall (knee) will rejoin the lineup Thursday night against the Lightning.
Insight: Hall was expected to miss four weeks after suffering a knee injury on Oct. 19, but he's ready to go ahead of that timetable. He'll wear a knee brace the rest of the season but says that he doesn't even feel it.
Justin Schultz, D11/7/2013 12:02:00 PM
Description: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz is doubtful for Thurday's game against Tampa Bay due to a strained groin and rib cage injury.
Insight: Schultz missed Saturday's game and is likely to miss more time. He's posted seven points in 14 games, but it comes with a price - a minus 10 rating.
Anton Belov, D11/7/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Anton Belov is doubtful for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay with a sprained knee.
Insight: Belov has three assists in 15 games this season with a -5 rating and 10 penalty minutes.
Mark Arcobello, C11/5/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Oilers rookie center Mark Arcobello scored his first NHL goal in the second period Tuesday and didn't wait long to get his second.
Insight: He scored his second goal 1:55 into the overtime period to give the Oilers a 4-3 win over Florida. The 25-year-old has 12 points in 16 games this season despite coming in on a five-game scoring drought.
Justin Schultz, D11/5/2013 12:38:00 PM
Description: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Florida due to a strained groin and rib cage injury.
Insight: Schultz missed Saturday's game and is likely to miss more time. he's posted seven points in 14 games, but it comes with a price - a minus 10 rating.
Devan Dubnyk, G11/5/2013 12:33:00 PM
Description: Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk is probable for Tuesday's game against Toronto while recovering from a sprained ankle.
Insight: Dubnyk missed three games with the injury. The entire Oilers goaltending situation is ugly for fantasy owners. None of the three are playing well and the situation should be avoided.
Richard Bachman, G11/5/2013 12:30:00 PM
Description: Oilers goaltender Richard Bachman left Saturday's game in the first period with a groin injury amd is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Florida.
Insight: He suffered the injury stretching out for a puck. The Oilers are already playing without starting goalie Devan Dubnyk, who has been out with an ankle injury. They are left with Jason LaBarbera (1-3, 3.69 GAA, .858 SV%). Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Taylor Hall, LW11/3/2013 10:41:00 AM
Description: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall (knee) is hoping to return to the lineup at some point during Edmonton's four-game road trip. SOURCE: Edmonton Journal
Insight: The road trip starts Tuesday at Florida. Hall was expected to miss four weeks after suffering a knee injury on Oct. 19, but he's ready to go ahead of that timetable. "There's no way I'm not going to play my first game for a couple of weeks," Hall said Saturday. "Hopefully I keep progressing. I'll probably have to wear the brace for the rest of the year but I don't even feel it." The winger is expected to return to practice Monday.
Richard Bachman, G11/3/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Oilers netminder Richard Bachman left Saturday's game in the first period with a groin injury.
Insight: He suffered the injury stretching out for a puck. The Oilers are already playing without starting goalie Devan Dubnyk, who has been out with an ankle injury. Fantasy owners should avoid this situation entirely.
Richard Bachman, G10/29/2013 6:17:00 PM
Description: Goaltender Richard Bachman will start for the Oilers Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarbera have been horrible this season and Dubnyk is dealing with an ankle injury, so Bachman will get another chance after blocking 47 of 48 shots in a shootout loss at Los Angeles on Sunday. The 26-year-old Bachman has a 2.86 GAA and a .906 SV% in 33 NHL games.
Tyler Pitlick, C10/29/2013 1:09:00 PM
Description: Edmonton winger Tyler Pitlick is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Toronto due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: The 21-year-old winger has one goal in three games. He's day-to-day.
Sam Gagner, C10/29/2013 1:02:00 PM
Description: Edmonton center Sam Gagner is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Tuesday's game against Toronto after recovering from a broken jaw.
Insight: Gagner lost several teeth and broke his jaw after getting hit in the face by Zack Kassian's stick. He put up 38 points (14 G, 24 A) last season in 48 games and is a must start when on the ice.
Devan Dubnyk, G10/29/2013 12:59:00 PM
Description: Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk is questionable for Tuesday's game against Toronto with a sprained ankle.
Insight: Dubnyk missed Sunday's game with the injury. He doesn't have very good numbers this season (2-5, 4.01 GAA, .878 SV%) so its best to avoid him for the time being.
Tyler Pitlick, C10/27/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Edmonton winger Tyler Pitlick is expected to miss Sunday's game against Los Angeles due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: The 21-year-old winger has one goal in three games. He's day-to-day.
Jason LaBarbera, G10/26/2013 12:31:00 PM
Description: Oilers backup goaltender Jason LaBarbera is expected to face Phoenix Saturday.
Insight: The 33-year-old journeyman is 1-2-0 with a 3.21 GAA and an .871 SV% in four appearances this season. He'll get the opportunity to face the team he played for over the previous four seasons.
Jordan Eberle, CHot10/22/2013 10:56:00 PM
Description: Oilers winger Jordan Eberle has three goals and eight points in his last six games.
Insight: With Taylor Hall out for four weeks with a knee injury, it looks like the team is going to go with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and Eberle on the top line. Eberle had been skating with Hall most of the time before Hall's injury, but his first game with RNH went well, as both had two assists.
Taylor Hall, LW10/22/2013 1:31:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, who left Saturday's game with a left knee injury, is expected to miss about four weeks.
Insight: The former No. 1 overall pick was off to a quick start with three goals and eight points in the first nine games this season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C10/19/2013 9:39:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals, one assist, four SOG and a +3 Saturday at Ottawa.
Insight: The 20-year-old former No. 1 overall pick had just four goals and 24 points in 40 games during his sophomore season after posting 18 goals and 52 points in 62 games as a rookie. Since returning from his shoulder injury, Nugent-Hopkins has four goals and two assists in seven games and should produce at a better pace than 2012-13.
Jordan Eberle, CHot10/19/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Oilers winger Jordan Eberle has three goals and six points over his last five games.
Insight: After producing 0.97 ppg two seasons ago, Eberle tailed off to 0.77 ppg in 2012-13. After scoring a goal and picking up one assists Saturday against Ottawa, Eberle has three goals and eight points in nine games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G10/19/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk saved 35 of 36 shots to help Edmonton defeat Ottawa Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Dubnyk entered play 0-4-1 with a 4.92 GAA and an .854 SV% in his first six starts this season. He had a .920 SV% last season but he needs another couple of starts like Saturday's before he can be trusted in fantasy.
Taylor Hall, LW10/19/2013 5:12:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall left Saturday's game with a left knee injury, according to Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press.
Insight: Gene Principe of sportsnet.ca reports that Hall wasn't walking with a major limp or overly favoring his left knee when he left the dressing room. The former No. 1 overall pick has three goals and eight points in the first nine games this season.
Taylor Hall, LW10/17/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall set a team record by scoring two goals in eight seconds Thursday against the Islanders.
Insight: The old record was two goals in nine seconds set by Wayne Gretzky back in 1991. Before tonight, Hall hadn't scored since October 7th against New Jersey.
Devan Dubnyk, GCold10/15/2013 7:19:00 PM
Description: Oilers netminder Devan Dubnyk has sat out the last two games after starting out 0-3-1 with a 5.43 GAA and an .829 SV%.
Insight: Jason LaBarbera started Monday against Washington and Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Dubnyk should eventually get the starting job back, but he should not be trusted in fantasy.
Nail Yakupov, RW10/15/2013 4:58:00 PM
Description: Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov will return to the lineup Tuesday against Pittsburgh after sitting out the last two games. SOURCE: Gene Principe, Sportsnet.ca
Insight: Yakupov was a healthy scratch the last two games after going scoreless in the first four games this season. He had 17 goals and 14 assists in 48 games as a rookie after being selected as the No. 1 overall pick.
Sam Gagner, C10/14/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Edmonton center Sam Gagner has been skating with the team over the past week while he recovers from a broken jaw.
Insight: Gagner lost several teeth and broke his jaw after getting hit in the face by Zack Kassian's stick. He appears to be ahead of the 6-8 week schedule and could return in early November.
Mark Arcobello, LW10/13/2013 10:34:00 AM
Description: Oilers left wing Mark Arcobello dished out three assists Saturday in an overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
Insight: That gives Arcobello five helpers in his first five games. The rookie from Connecticut is still searching for his first NHL goal. Perhaps he'll get it Monday against the Capitals.
Ryan Smyth, LW10/12/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Oilers veteran left wing Ryan Smith potted two goals in Saturday's overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Saturday marks the first time Smyth has scored in back-to-back games since December of 2011. We didn't think the 37-year-old had much left in the tank but it looks like we were wrong.
Ladislav Smid, D10/7/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smid is questionable for Monday's game against New Jersey with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Smid missed Sunday's practice. He's never scored more than 15 points in a season and doesn't add much to any fantasy category at this point in his career.
Devan Dubnyk, G10/6/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: Oilers netminder Devan Dubnyk allowed five goals in 34 minutes Saturday and was pulled in favor of Jason LaBarbera.
Insight: Dubnyk has given up 10 goals in his first two starts this season. The 27-year-old had his best season last year, putting up a 2.57 GAA and a .920 SV%, but he's too unreliable to trust as more than a matchup play.
Taylor Hall, LWCold10/6/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Edmonton winger Taylor Hall finished an ugly -4 Saturday against the Canucks and has a -5 differential in the first two games.
Insight: Hall, the 2010 No. 1 overall pick, had a breakout 2012-13 season with 16 points and 50 points in 45 games. The 21-year-old has to prove he can stay healthy for a full 82-game schedule, however.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C10/4/2013 5:12:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (shoulder) is expected to play Monday against the Devils, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Insight: Nugent-Hopkins initially wasn't expected to be back until early November after undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason, but he insists he isn't rushing back. The 20-year-old former No. 1 overall pick is heading into his third NHL season and fantasy owners should expect him to produce at a 60-point pace.
Sam Gagner, C9/23/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Edmonton center Sam Gagner is looking at a 6-to-8 week recovery time for injuries he suffered Saturday against the Canucks. SOURCE: Edmonton Journal
Insight: Gagner lost several teeth and broke his jaw after getting hit in the face by Zack Kassian's stick. Kassian has since been handed a five-game suspension.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C9/19/2013 6:45:00 PM
Description: Edmonton center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins got a big pay day on Thursday. SOURCE: Darren Dreger, TSN
Insight: His new deal is worth $42 million over the next seven seasons. Still, he's not expected to return from shoulder surgery until November at the earliest.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C9/13/2013 1:56:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is looking at a Novemer return according to the team.
Insight: Nugent-Hopkins' numbers took a nosedive from his rookie year, when he had 18 goals and 52 points in 62 games. He scored just four times last season and totaled 24 points over 40 games. It appears he could miss 12-15 games before he's ready to go this season.

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