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Oilers send Nurse back to junior

Darnell Nurse was looking to make the leap this season. The Edmonton Oilers have decided the 19-year-old defenseman should spend another year in junior instead. Nurse has been returned to OHL Sault Ste. Marie, where he’ll bolster a Greyhounds team that doesn’t actually need much bolstering. Sault Ste. Marie has won all eight of its games this season, outscoring its opposition 41-18.
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers opt to sit veteran defenceman Jeff Petry to give Darnell Nurse his first NHL start

When a team gives up 10 goals in its first two games, the decision about whether to make a change on defence is pretty easy. Yes. But deciding which of his six starters to sit Tuesday in Los Angeles was the more difficult end of the equation for head coach Dallas Eakins. The optics wouldn’t be good if he sat free agent acquisitions Mark Fayne or Nikita Nikitin, and scratching...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins in no hurry to play Darnell Nurse, name starting goalie against Kings

With much of his roster up in the air because of injuries, head coach Dallas Eakins wasn’t in the mood to spill the beans on what few certainties there might be. So he isn’t saying who his starting goalie is, nor whether or not he will make a change on defence to give Darnell Nurse his first NHL game Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings. If the Oilers are sticking to the alternating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Nurse goes on trial

You’re a 19-year-old kid. You just made the NHL. You’re going to have your own rookie card. You’re going to get your first pro pay cheque and ... Actually, there are two of those kids on the Edmonton Oilers. For Leon Draisaitl, who actually won’t turn 19 until Oct. 27, it was “Congratulations, kid. You made the team. Get a place.” For Darnell Nurse, it was “Congratulations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Darnell Nurse With A Knee On Knee Hit In Today’s Prospect Game

Not a very good knee by Nurse on Axel Blomqvist but nobody on Jets drops the mitts at time. Later?#oilers. — Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) September 15, 2014  
Via Kukla's Korner
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers’ need for defensemen

As it has been said for the past years, the Oilers do not need any more help with their offense. After drafting three straight first overall forwards, their struggles are now coming from a lack of strong defense. With Darnell Nurse potentially filling in a huge role for their defense, it looks to be a step in the right direction. The Toronto Maple Leafs are now considering trading...
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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