Posted October 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Injuries are mounting for the Montreal Canadiens. The Edmonton Oilers are in no position to offer any sympathy. With Danny Briere and Brandon Prust being added to the lengthy injury list, the Canadiens will try to rebound from their most recent result and beat the Oilers for the second time in less than two weeks Tuesday night. Montreal (5-3-0) has eight players on injured reserve, including another stint by Max Pacioretty (hamstring) - the team's scoring leader in each of the last two seasons. Two more Canadiens went down during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Nashville, as Briere was lost indefinitely to a concussion while Prust is out four weeks with a right shoulder injury. Despite the absences, coach Michel Therrien isn't looking for a new approach. "We are not going to change our style of play in 24 hours. We'll need to continue on the same path," Therrien told the team's official website. "When you look at the last game, the first half of the...

Canadiens forward Brandon Prust out 4 weeks with shoulder injury

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust will be out for the next four weeks with a shoulder injury, as per the team’s official Twitter account. Prust suffered the injury after crashing hard into the boards in the 3rd period in the team’s 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. With forward Daniel Briere also leaving the game with a concussion, the team has recalled forwards Patrick...

Canadiens’ Lars Eller calls Edmonton Oilers “a junior team”.

The Edmonton Oilers have had a slow start to the 2013 NHL season and were set to face off against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Prior to the game, Canadiens’ forward Lars Eller described the Oilers play “like a junior team sometimes”. “They take a lot risks, a lot of chances.” Eller continued. “They’re a little all over the place. There’s not a lot of structure...

Oilers’ Taylor Hall (knee) out 4 weeks

More tough injury news for the Edmonton Oilers — winger Taylor Hall will be out four weeks with a knee injury according to general manager Craig MacTavish. Hall was hurt Saturday versus the Senators in Ottawa. For the 21-year-old it’s just the latest entry in an injury log that’s already fairly long for a player his age. The Oilers (2-6-1) are also still without center Sam...

Are The Oilers And Tootoo A Match?

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, With the trading of the NHL’s best stache, Mike Brown, to San Jose — let us hope Brown packed more than one suit because the Sharks are on a five-game road trip, with four left, and the Oilers are just winding up a 12-day six-gamer — the Edmonton Oilers opened up a spot on their 50-man max reserve list.... There’s been some...

Canadiens’ Lars Eller gives Oilers bulletin board material: “They play a bit like a junior team sometimes.”

When Montreal Canadiens‘ forward Lars Eller accused the Edmonton Oilers of playing like a ‘junior team,” he was making one of professional sports most cardinal mistakes, providing his opponent with motivational bulletin board material. In an interview before last night’s…Read more →The post Canadiens’ Lars Eller gives Oilers bulletin board material: “They [Oilers...

Late goals lift Oilers over Habs

Jeff Petry and Ryan Jones scored in the third period to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Ales Hemsky and Ladislav Smid also scored for Edmonton, while Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves. Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher, and Brian Gionta scored for Montreal. Carey Price stopped 28 shots. After Plekanec and Gallagher gave Montreal...

It’s time for Oilers to try an alternative method to end injury jinx

The Edmonton Oilers finally got some good news in the form of a 3-1 victory at Ottawa on Saturday and a strong performance by goaltender Devan Dubnyk but the thrill of victory was suppressed due to Taylor Hall’s injury. Hall injured his knee after an inadvertent knee-on-knee collision with the Senators’ Eric Gryba. Hall returned to Edmonton to be evaluated and the best-case...

Verbal jab by Habs' Lars Eller gives Oilers some extra motivation

Lars Eller wasn’t in the Canadiens dressing room Tuesday night following his team’s 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers so he wasn’t available to clarify his comments of earlier in the day. Eller had suggested that the Oilers “play a little bit like a junior team” and oh my did Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins and his team get some mileage out of that. Knowing the Habs 24-year...

Jordan Eberle could miss Tuesday’s Edmonton Oilers game against Montreal Canadiens

Already without Taylor Hall the Edmonton Oilers will close out their six-game road trip against the Montreal Canadiens without Ryan Smyth. And they may also be lining up without Jordan Eberle. Eberle missed the last two days of practice while Smyth has returned to Edmonton with an unspecified injury. He did skate on Sunday. That has opened the door for Tyler Pitlick who was recalled...

Taylor Hall Out Four Weeks

GM MacTavish says Taylor Hall is expected to be out four weeks due to his injured left knee. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 22, 2013 If you missed how Hall was injured, you can watch it below... Continue reading "Taylor Hall Out Four Weeks"

Injuries Open Door for Habs’ Rookies

Bournival (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) By Matthew Macaskill (@MTLMacaskill) The Montreal Canadiens haven’t had much luck with injuries to start the 2013-14 NHL season. Seven regulars find themselves on the sidelines heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers. Their combined salary cap hit  is over $16 million dollars, which makes filling the holes...
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