Originally written on Lowetide  |  Last updated 1/8/12
We did this a couple of weeks ago but the Oilers road trip, injuries and zero talk about an Ales Hemsky extension get us here. The Oilers will be active from now to the deadline. Book it.INJURY The road trip was a disaster on all levels, but losing RNH, Gilbert and Eberle is especially cruel. Edmonton sent down Teemu Hartikainen and Josh Green after the game and it's reasonable that they'll recall two or three after that game (Oilers play Wedn, OKC doesn't play again until Friday). I spoke to coach Todd Nelson yesterday and he was strong on several players. He told me that Hartikainen had worked very hard in his time in OKC, that Magnus Paajarvi had done everything asked and was making things happen. He also took time to sing the praises of Ryan O'Marra, Tanner House and Chris VandeVelde and we discussed the key to Phil Cornet's success (pretty much all of his goals are coming from in-close, those high traffic areas). I'd estimate the recalls could come from that group depending o...
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