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Edmonton Oilers re-sign Justin Schultz

The struggle is finally over. Today, Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers ended their stalemate, coming to terms on a one-year contract. No terms have been officially reported as of yet, but Bob McKenzie of TSN reports that the value is $3.675 million. Schultz, considered one of the top defensemen on the defensively-challenged Oilers, is coming off a season that saw him score 11...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brendan Smith Fights Will Acton, Suffers Separated Shoulder

In the final minute of the Detroit Red Wings’ impressive 5-0 win over Edmonton, Brendan Smith dropped the gloves with the Oilers’ Will Acton. Though the fight itself might be considered a draw, Smith landed hard on his shoulder and suffered a slight shoulder separation, per MLive’s Ansar Khan. Smith will miss one to two weeks; the Red Wings called up Adam Almquist to replace...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

That’s One Long Shift

from Adam Gretz of SB Nation, The average shift length for a player in the NHL is usually somewhere between 45 and 55 seconds, depending on the player and position. Some may be a little longer (Mike Green, for example, is averaging 1:04 per shift this season), others a little shorter (Edmonton's Will Acton only plays 31 seconds per shift). The bottom line is, when you...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Acton sends Oilers past Jets 2-1

Will Acton scored the winner and the Edmonton Oilers won their third consecutive preseason game, 2-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night. Jesse Joensuu also scored for the Oilers, who didn't dress many of their top offensive threats. Chris Thorburn replied for the Jets, who have lost three straight. The Jets got on the board with 58 seconds left in the first period when...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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