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Oilers’ Ryan Smyth to retire at end of season

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth announced Friday that he is retiring at the end of the season. Smyth said the Oilers’ home game Saturday night against Vancouver will be his last. “There comes a time in my life where you have turn the page and today I am doing that,” Smyth said. “As hard as it is to say goodbye to the game of hockey, I am blessed that God has given...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Yakupov suffers from NHL sophomore jinx

This time last year Nail Yakupov was putting the finishing touches on his acclaimed rookie campaign. Through his last eight games, he scored five goals to vault to the top of the league’s leaderboard among rookies, with 17 goals and 14 assists, edging out the Florida Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau with his late push. But any thoughts of orchestrating another strong finish were erased...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yakupov (ankle) suffers setback, no timetable for return

Could Nail Yakupov be done for the year? On Monday, Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins suggested as much, telling reporters that Yakupov suffered a setback skating on his injured ankle over the weekend. “I guess after coming off, it started to blow back up on him,” Eakins said, per the Edmonton Sun. “He’s had a bit of a setback there. As it went on later in the day, it started...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Henderson: G68 Oilers @ Red Wings: Dreger Rips Yakupov In Character Assassination

Few things get my back up like an unwarranted character assassination of a player by someone who doesn’t watch the guy in question, so it’s needless to say (but I will anyway) that I was absolutely blown away by the vitriol that Darren Dreger spewed Nail Yakupov’s way in the first intermission of yesterday’s game. In the event that you didn’t catch it, here...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

TSN’s Dreger rips Nail Yakupov, says it’s unlikely he will be with Oilers next season

This came in during Thursday night’s broadcast, information from TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger about the uncertain fate of Nail Yakupov on the Edmonton Oilers. “I would say it’s unlikely that he’s an Edmonton Oiler next season. So it makes sense that they’ll try and move him. They were trying to move him at various points this season. Word is out that Nail Yakupov is...
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March 14, 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...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Yakupov's agent tells Oilers he'll accept trade to any team

The drama continues between the Edmonton Oilers and 2012 1st overall draft pick Nail Yakupov. Twitter went crazy last night with news that Yakupov’s agent, Hockey Hall of Fame member Igor Larionov, will be meeting with the Oilers to discuss…Read more →The post Yakupov’s agent to meet with the Edmonton Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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Cherry rips Yakupov over celebration

NHL analyst Don Cherry ripped into Edmonton's Nail Yakupov for his excessive goal celebration against the Los Angeles Kings.

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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers' Yakupov suspended from competing in KHL

Nail Yakupov, the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft, has been suspended from playing in the KHL, pending an IIHF investigation into his transfer. The league said Wednesday said the 18-year-old, who has played two games for his hometown Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk since joining the team last Thursday, can't play again until he receives approval from the International Ice Hockey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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