Good night Nurse.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse who surprisingly saw action in four exhibition games when many thought he’d only get one or two as the team’s 2013 first-round draft pick was sent back to his junior team in Sault Ste. Marie after the Oilers’ 5-3 pre-season win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Nurse played almost 20 minutes and had an assist on Jordan Eberle’s goal going plus 2 in what turned out to be his last pre-season game. But he was a victim of the numbers game. He’s just 18 and the Oilers who are only going to carry seven defenceman don’t see him in their top six and don’t want him being a spectator when he could be playing 30 minutes a night in the Soo.
Still Nurse was clearly stung by the news.
“If anyone thinks it feels good to get cut they’re lying to you. It sucks there’s nothing good about it” said Nurse the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft who was released along with fellow blueliner Taylor Fedun — who had a terrific camp but