Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/15/11
Although they've been struggling, the Edmonton Oilers believe the next two games provides them with the chance to get back on track. Taylor Hall's return should also be a huge help. Hall is expected to return to the lineup after a seven-game absence when the Oilers visit the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night. Edmonton got off to a hot start this season, but is 6-11-1 in its last 18 games. The Oilers have lost three of four, including a 3-0 defeat at Calgary on Saturday. Injuries have been an issue all season for Edmonton (14-13-3), but Hall and defenseman Corey Potter are expected to return for this game. Hall, who has seven goals and 11 assists, missed seven games with a left shoulder injury, during which the Oilers went 2-4-1. He's expected back on a line with captain Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky. "I'm glad to be back as soon as I could," he said. "It (stinks) missing games, especially when the team's not doing well. You just want to be back and help, but I'm glad I took the...
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