Found December 28, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Ales Hemsky
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton_oilers_v_241b
from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun, The Edmonton Oilers hope with his sinus infection clearing, Ales Hemsky will come out of the fog he’s seemingly been in so far this season. The Oilers winger skated with the club on Wednesday prior to departing for Minnesota, where they’ll take on the Wild Thursday. Hemsky sat out the last two games with an infection that had his head spinning. It’s not sure whether he’ll be ready to play against the Wild. “I’m not 100%, there are still some symptoms that I don’t like,” Hemsky said. “I feel better in practice, it’s coming. “With the infection in my sinuses I was losing my balance and I wasn’t seeing straight sometimes. I went out to skate in Vancouver and I really couldn’t see when I was on the ice, it’s not really pleasant.” A stronger prescription has helped Hemsky battle the virus, and perhaps it’ll kill whatever else has been ailing the talented winger. continued
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Oilers D Plante KO'd vs. Canucks

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alex Plante was knocked out of Monday's game against Vancouver after absorbing a jarring hit from Canucks left wing Dale Weise. A shoulder-to-shoulder check by Weise drove Plante's face into the boards and left the rookie bleeding profusely from a cut. Weise received a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct for the hit. Edmonton...

G36 Oilers at Wild

Small victories are big steps. The Edmonton Oilers have some maturation on defense and youngsters learning on the job in Edmonton and in Oklahoma. As with all of these things, you never know about specific players but (as they say) if you throw enough on the wall some will stick. The Oilers fanbase would have loved Jim Dorey. Seriously. He played the game in black and white with...

More Pain for Ryan Whitney

It has been over a year since Ryan Whitney’s ankle surgery, but the Oilers defenceman is still not completely recovered. Whitney suffered a broken ankle in a game on December 28th, 2010. After a successful surgery to repair the ankle, and a very long offseason Whitney returned to the Oilers lineup but he hasn’t looked like himself. Yesterday, Whitney spoke to the Edmonton media...

Weise hit on Plante - no suspension.

This is the hit that Vancouver forward Dale Weise put on Edmonton defenseman Alex Plante. The NHL has ruled that this was a shoulder to shoulder hit, and I concur. The head coach of the Edmonton Oilers Tom Renney wasn't very pleased with the hit and said that a suspension might be in order. Asked about the hit by Vancouver forward Dale Weise on Edmonton d-man Alex Plante in...

I-35 Update

The OKC Barons lost last night, but there is good news on the pro prospect front. Last night in the middle of the first period, two young Barons rang shots off the post. Magnus Paajarvi--in OKC to find his confidence and some swagger--hit iron and then Teemu Hartikainen--back after missing 10 games--did the same. "We had great chances, it's just one of those things that...

High Praise For Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

from Doug McIntyre of ESPN The Magazine, An elusive, skinny lefthanded playmaker taking Edmonton by storm? Comparisons to Wayne Gretzky seem inevitable, but Nugent-Hopkins’ coach in Red Deer sees a different parallel. “I played with Pavel Datsyuk,” says Jesse Wallin, referring to the Red Wings’ three-time All-Star. “That’s really who Hoppy reminds me of. He’s so strong...

Oilers’ Power Play Keeping Team Afloat

The Edmonton Oilers have found themselves in a place they know all too familiar over the past few seasons — hovering around the bottom of the NHL standings. With only two wins in their last 10 games, the team has 33 points to place them 26th overall in the league, and 13th in the West. Their current placement in the standings is troubling after getting off to such a great...

No Suspension for Canucks’ Dale Weise

According to Jim Jamieson of the province, there will be no suspension or fine for Vancouver Canuck Dale Weise following his hit on Edmonton Oilers defenceman Alex Plante on Monday night. NHL VP of player safety Brendan Shanahan looked at the video of the hit but opted not to hold a hearing with Weise, so there will not be a suspension. It’s still possible Weise could be fined...

Oilers recall Teubert

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Colten Teubert from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Teubert, 21, has played in 17 games with the Barons this season, recording...

Oilers Lose To Wild For The Last Time This Season

Oilers lose to Wild 4-3 Before the midway point in this season, in fact before January 1st, the Edmonton Oilers will have played all six games against the Minnesota Wild, their Northwest Division rivals. The results, have certainly not been in the Oilers favour, but are much better than the 0 and 6 results the Oilers had last year, they took two of those six. Fortunately, the Oilers...

Video- Oilers And Wild Say Goodbye To Each Other

It was a spirited affair between the Wild and Oilers last night (Lisa McRitchie of Oil Patch has the details).  Even goaltender Niklas Backstrom (scroll to 50 second mark in the video) joined the fun, putting a strangle hold on Ryan Jones (Backstrom 2 for roughing, Jones 2 for goalie interference). This six game series is over and note, Minnesota has played 39 games while Edmonton...

Oh That Twitter

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, You can’t win on the Tweetasphere. Even when you’re trying to say something nice about somebody, somebody takes a rip at you. I happened to think Ales Hemsky had a pretty good game against the Minnesota Wild Thursday. I thought he was noticeable as the game wore on after missing two games with sinus problems. OK, he was on the ice for...

Edmonton Oilers (15-17-3) at Minnesota Wild (20-12-6), 8 p.m. (ET)

Minnesota's longest winless stretch of the season has cost it first place in the Northwest Division and now the club can't even count on a visit from Edmonton for some automatic momentum.
Oilers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.