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NAIL YAKUPOV RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is It Time For The Edmonton Oilers To Trade Nail Yakupov?

The Edmonton Oilers have been a consistent basement-dweller in the NHL, but have looked like a new team with the return of Connor McDavid. They have a potent offensive attack and are trying to make a Cinderella-like push for the NHL playoffs. With the team finally coming together, it is becoming more apparent that Nail Yakupov has no role to play moving forward. Is Yakupov a bust...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers' Yakupov out two to four weeks with sprained left ankle

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Edmonton forward Nail Yakupov is expected to miss two to four weeks after spraining his left ankle in the Oilers' 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.Yakupov was knocked down when linesman Matt MacPherson lost his balance and fell backward after a faceoff early in the second period. Yakupov had to be helped off the ice.''It could've been significantly...
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers forward Nail Yakupov injured as linesman drags him down (Video)

Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov suffered an injury in a bizarre incident during Wednesday night's game against Carolina when a linesman lost their balance and dragged him down to the ice with them.It happened in the second period on a faceoff as linesman Matt MacPherson tripped over a stick while backing up after dropping the puck at center ice. MacPherson instinctively reached...
Via Holdout Sports
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ref injures Yakupov's leg by pulling him down

This is the type of injury which would only happen to the Edmonton Oilers. Immediately after a draw, the official tripped over a stick and reached out to catch his balance. His hand found Nail Yakupov, yanking him down on the ice and landing on the forward’s leg/knee. Watch as Yakupov’s leg folds under the linesman. A slower look, via Reddit Hockey: Yakupov had to be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov comments on trade rumors and the sad state of the Oilers

Nail Yakupov recently gave an interview over on Championat.com regarding trade rumors and the sorry state of the Edmonton Oilers. The interview was translated over on The Hockey Writers, and though the interpretation isn’t perfect, it reveals Yakupov’s opinion on his team’s disappointing 2014-15. Again, the translation isn’t great, but the sentiment remains the same. When...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Next For Nail Yakupov?

#479804841 / gettyimages.com After being chosen first overall in NHL 2012 Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Nail Yakupov, went on to have an extremely productive rookie season. This past season, however, was quite the opposite when comparing to Yakupov’s 31 points in 48 games during the 2012-13 shortened season, the Edmonton forward contributed just 24 points over 63 games in...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nail Yakupov out with fractured ankle

The Edmonton Oilers injured list is getting longer. Nail Yakupov was placed on injured reserved with a lower body injury and there is no time-table for his return.Yakupov has been sidelined since mid-March with an ankle injury. He suffered the injury at the end of February and missed a handful of games at the beginning of March. He came back to the ice and continued playing but...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nail Yakupov day-to-day after MRI reveals no broken bones

The good news is that Edmonton Oilers' winger Nail Yakupov doesn't have any broken bones in his foot or ankle.  The bad news is that it still hurts like blazes.Yakupov had an MRI on Friday that alleviated concerns that he may have suffered a fracture when a shot off the stick of Justin Schultz, a glancing blow that had even Oilers' coach Dallas Eakins cringing.“That was a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Yakupov Returned on Friday

Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov returned to the lineup in Friday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes, as reported by Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal. The first overall draft pick in the 2012 entry draft has missed the last two games with a concussion following a hit by Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke.In his return, Yakupov finished with 12:51 TOI, 4:30 of which...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Yakupov Leaves Game

Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov left Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Wild with a head injury and did not return, as confirmed by the team's official Twitter account. The injury occurred when Wild forward Matt Cooke drilled Yakupov into the boards. He registered only 8:19 TOI and one shot on goal before leaving.By Steve Potter, via Wikimedia CommonsThe first overall...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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