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The Edmonton Oilers made some roster decisions this afternoon, sending down several forwards. On waivers and on their way to OKC are Gilbert Brule, Josh Green, Ryan Keller and Ryan O'Marra. Brule's difficulties this preseason, added to the worries about availability during the regular year have probably cost him dearly. An NHL team could claim him, but it is unlikely. The club also sent Teemu Hartikainen down, as he faded just a little in the home stretch of a long training camp and preseason. The Ryan Jones contract was also a contributor. The good news is for Lander, a young man who had to play very well in order to make the team in the same season as RNH. As was the case in 2007, the Oilers will likely break camp with two rookie centers. It's also good news for Lennart Petrell, who may be the only player in NHL history to make a team on the strength of a screaming performance on the PK. Here is the current depth chart.G Devan Dubnyk G Nikolai Khabibulin D Ryan Whitn...
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The Edmonton Oilers placed center Gilbert Brule and three others on waivers on Sunday.
The team is planning on assigning Brule - along with forwards Josh Green, Ryan Keller and Ryan O'Marra - to Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League.
Brule collected seven goals and two assists in 41 games last season with the Oilers. The 24-year-old saw his campaign cut short by a concussion...
The Edmonton Oilers have made their “final” cuts Sunday, and there was at least one surprise. Gilbert Brule is in the last year of his one way contract, but has a highly publicized bought of depression/illness that has kept him out of the Oilers’ lineup for much of last season, and kept the first round centreman from being traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Sunday, Brule was...
Coach Tom Renney gets asked a million questions every day, but Monday’s questions seemed to be concerning many more topics than usual. Renney was asked about the condition of his players, his choices for cuts, his starting lineup, about the players who weren’t cut, the team trip to Jasper and everything else the people of Oil Country would like to know. The Edmonton Oilers have...
The Oilers have cut down their roster and should be able to reach the 23-man limit by putting various players on IR. Candidates include Sam Gagner, Ben Eager, Ladislav Smid and Taylor Fedun. The Smid injury is described by Jim Matheson: Smid’s right shoulder is likely either dislocated or separated, not that the Oilers are letting on how bad it is. Smid says he’ll take treatment...
Top overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will start the season with the Edmonton Oilers.
He is set to make his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home on Sunday.
The 18-year-old Nugent-Hopkins might yet end up back in junior hockey because Edmonton has roster decisions remaining.
The Oilers have a nine-game window in which to look at him without using up a year of his entry...
As impressive as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been in his first seven NHL games, the rookie sensation has no guarantee he will remain in the big leagues all season.
Nugent-Hopkins leads rookies with five goals and seven points, but the 18-year-old center, taken by the Oilers with the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, still can't yet claim a permanent address.
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Sorry for being a few hours late on the draw. I was distracted; watching a Deadliest Catch marathon on the Discovery Channel.
No big surprises in respect to the Oilers final roster cuts. Those close to the team started making noise about a week ago that Gilbert Brule could be placed on waivers, and if he survived the...
this just in...could get interesting...Gilbert Brule will likely be taken off of waivers tomorrow...my guess, Isles or Leafs....more to come
It appears as though the Oilers have snookered themselves again, and once again it's the blue. With the team already subpar at the position, news came just before camp that Ryan Whitney was hurting. Whitney still hasn't played, and after last night (Minnesota is a black hole for the Oilers) the list of walking wounded is massive. Whitney has been joined by Taylor Fedun (in...
In honor of his placement on waivers by Edmonton, please follow the bouncing Brule …
In 2009-10, Gilbert Brule finally showed some of the promise of being the No. 6 overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2005: 37 points in 65 games with the Edmonton Oilers.
Last season undid most of that optimism: Injuries, illness and ineffectiveness marred his 41-game campaign during which...
The end of preseason games for the Oilers gives us our first chance to catch up on prospects and their early performances. As always, there are surprises good and bad, worries and smiles, up arrows and down elevators. CHLMartin Gernat: 4, 3-4-7 +4: I don't really know what to say about this player and his start. Good job? Let's not get too excited. Brandon Davidson 5, 1-6...
Oilers lose to Canucks 4-1
Pre-season or not, going into a game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Oilers were the underdogs. This Edmonton Oilers team younger less experienced and already decimated by injuries. Last night following the game against the Minnesota Wild, young defenceman Taylor Fedun had emergency surgery on his femur bone. Fedun is expected to be in the hospital for...
Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the club has reduced its training camp roster by five players.
The following were placed on waivers for purpose of assignment to Oklahoma City (AHL) today:
Gilbert Brule ...
Top overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will start the season with the Edmonton Oilers and is set to make his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home on Sunday.
Anton Lander scored in the second round of the shootout and Devan Dubnyk made three shootout saves to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 preseason victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.