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NAIL YAKUPOV RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oilers' Nail Yakupov takes 5 stitches, delivers winner vs. Devils

  Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov seemingly didn't mind either the ugly red scrape on the right side of his chin or the five stitches above his lip. Collisions happen in hockey and sometimes there is damage. Yakupov not only shook off an early mid-ice collision, the struggling 21-year-old forward scored a game-winning, power-play goal in the second period to lead the Oilers...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yakupov scores winning goal, Oilers beat Devils 2-1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Nail Yakupov shook off an early mid-ice collision and scored a game-winning power-play goal in the second period to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Jordan Eberle had the primary assist on Yakupov's goal, and helped set up defenseman Oscar Klefbom's tally as the Oilers snapped a two-game losing streak. Ben Scrivens...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yakupov scores shotoout winner as Oilers get past Panthers

  Nail Yakupov scored the winning goal in the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night. Yakupov's shot got past Roberto Luongo in the first round, and Edmonton's Viktor Fasth was perfect in the shootout. Matt Hendricks and Jordan Eberle scored in regulation for Edmonton. Fasth made 35 saves for his third win this season. The Oilers won...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 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' 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
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