Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 10/1/11
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 photo. It's his right leg, it's bad), Ladislav Smid (right shoulder) and Taylor Chorney (right knee). The Oilers are now staring at a top 6D of Tom Gilbert, Cam Barker, Andy Sutton, Theo Peckham, Jeff Petry and Corey Potter. Their minor league team was waiting for the final cuts (two D who would have been in their top rotations) and they aren't coming at this point in time. If only we'd had some clues.Five days ago, the Oilers depth chart on defense looked like this (NHLers in bold): D Ryan Whitney (injured) D Tom Gilbert D Cam Barker D Ladislav Smid D Theo Peckham D Andy Sutton D Taylor Chorney D Jef...
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