Burke takes leave to help lead Hockey Canada at World Jr. Championship

Oilers at Coyotes When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale TV: FOX Sports Arizona Injuries: Edmonton: F Benoit Pouliot (foot), F Boyd Gordon (back) and D Nikita Nikitin (back) are on IR. D Oscar Klefbom (foot) is day to day. Arizona: D Brandon Gormley (leg) is on IR. Season series: Arizona leads, 3-0. Quick facts: The Oilers have just one win in their last 16 games...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday: Oilers @ San Jose Sharks

Tonight the Edmonton Oilers are in San Jose to play the Sharks in the second game of a home and home between the teams. The Oilers emerged victorious on home ice Sunday night against the Sharks, their first victory in 11 games as well as their first victory against a Western Conference team. That’s right, it took until December to win within the Conference. Many people are trying...
Via TopSportsReport
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Injury Update: Pouliot, Hendricks, and Nikitin miss Sunday night's game

Edmonton Oilers left-winger Benoit Pouliot, center Matt Hendricks, and defenseman Nikita Nikitin missed Sunday night's game against the San Jose Sharks due to injuries. #459191714 / Pouliot is out indefinitely with a broken foot, and injury he sustained during the November 21st game against the New Jersey Devils.Hendricks sustained a leg injury during a game...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers need a new plan

The whole hockey world was a buzz about the fact that the Edmonton Oilers held a press conference Friday. However, the same old excuses and responses kept creeping up over and over again. Someone has to be accountable for this team residing in the basement of the NHL standings year after year. Craig MacTavish stated Edmonton will stick to the plan. Can someone please inform me what...
Via Hockey Fan Land
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Scrivens stands tall in net as Oilers hold off Capitals for win

  Ben Scrivens made 32 stops and the Edmonton Oilers handed Washington its first regulation loss of the season, beating the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nikita Nikitin scored to help the Oilers win their second straight game after opening the season 0-4-1. Teddy Purcell added two assists. John Carlson and Mike Green scored for Washington...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Scrivens makes 32 saves, Oilers beat Capitals 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Ben Scrivens made 32 stops and the Edmonton Oilers handed Washington its first regulation loss of the season, beating the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nikita Nikitin scored to help the Oilers win their second straight game after opening the season 0-4-1. Teddy Purcell added two assists. John Carlson and Mike Green...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Injury Update: Nikita Nikitin suffers ankle injury, out 1-2 weeks

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Nikita Nikitin will miss the start of the regular season with an ankle injury, as reported by Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal. He's expected to be out 1-2 weeks after twisting his ankle in Thursday night's preseason game. #454349755 / The 28-year-old yound d-man signed with the Oilers in the offseason after his rights were traded...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers at a glance

EDMONTON OILERS LAST SEASON: 29-44-7, 67 points, finished 14th in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs. COACH: Dallas Eakins, second season with the Oilers, 29-44-7. ADDED: D Mark Fayne, D Nikita Nikitin, F Benoit Pouliot, F Teddy Purcell. LOST: D Anton Belov, C Sam Gagner, LW Ryan Smyth. PLAYER TO WATCH: Justin Schultz: The Oilers signed the defenseman to a one-year, ...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets Preview: Expectations High After 2013-14 Playoff Appearance

The Columbus Blue Jackets made the playoffs for the second time in franchise history last season and took the Metropolitan Division champion Pittsburgh Penguins to six games before being eliminated in Round 1. It was a season of growth and experience for a young Blue Jackets team full of talented young players at each position. With the division wide open and several of the Blue...
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Watch Oilers Presser Announcing Justin Schultz Signing

Click here to watch GM Craig MacTavish announce the Edmonton Oilers signing of Justin Schultz.Chris Johnston of SportsNet has details on the signing,The one-year deal at $3.675M for Justin Schultz makes him the #oilers second-highest paid defenceman behind Nikita Nikitin ($4.5M).— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 29, 2014Chirp with me! @MattRiegler Like what you're reading...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Columbus Blue Jackets

Last year: 43-32-7, fourth in the Metro Division. Eliminated by the Penguins in the first round. Key additions: Scott Hartnell, Brian Gibbons Key subtractions: R.J. Umberger, Jack Skille, Derek MacKenzie, Blake Comeau, Nikita Nikitin Franchise direction: The Jackets are happy as clams with the way things are going after they made a surprise postseason appearance and gave Pittsburgh...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

CBJ use a little less conversation, a little more action on Day 2

Philadelphia, PA -- The Blue jackets went with a distinctly American flavor at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in the City of Brotherly Love, with four of their seven picks hailing from the United States. In addition to Sonny Milano (16th overall, 1st round), Columbus chose three more Americans, two Canadians and one European (Latvia) player. While none of these players will have an immediate...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Improving Roster Before the Draft

#485759499 / After having a wonderful season which saw the Columbus Blue Jackets return to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 08-09. They would face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2014 playoffs. They would take the Penguins to six games before being eliminated. Moving towards the off-season, the Columbus Blue Jackets now know what...
Via TopSportsReport
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets deal Nikitin for fifth-round pick

The Blue Jackets have sent defenseman Nikita Nikitin to the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft, the team announced Wednesday. It's a reacquisition of the pick the Jackets traded to Edmonton in exchange for defenseman Nick Schultz in March. The 28-year-old Nikitin had two goals and 13 assists in 66 games with Columbus last season. Nikitin had been with Columbus...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Finals Week: Grading the Blue Jackets Defensemen

The Blue Jackets are coming off of their most successful season in franchise history. It was truly a great thing to be apart of, and personally, I would like to thank the front office for icing such an exciting team. Now that the excitement has died down and the energy has left the building, it’s time to begin preparation for the next season. It’s a difficult task to be competitive...
Via BS Hockey
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 6 Between the Penguins and Blue Jackets

  This series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins has been really weird, to say the least. For the first time this postseason, the Penguins will be able to end this weird series with a win tonight at Nationwide Arena. Pittsburgh was 2-0 last year when presented an opportunity to close out a series. The Penguins hope to make it 3 straight in the past 2 years...
Via The PensNation
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Short-handed Blue Jackets take on Predators in Nashville

The Columbus Blue Jackets are down three defensemen as they get ready to face a Nashville Predators team struggling to score during a three-game skid. The Predators may like their chances of winning Saturday night if they start Pekka Rinne, who owns a stellar home record against the Blue Jackets. Columbus (32-26-5) will be missing Fedor Tyutin, Ryan Murray and Nikita Nikitin. Tyutin...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blockbuster looming? B's and Blue Jackets talks heating up, Gaborik mentioned

With just about 26 hours to go before the trade deadline, things are starting to heat up in the rumors department among NHL circles.Could Gaborik be Boston bound? (photo via the Bruins are big players in those rumors.According to a report  from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Marion Gaborik, Nikita Nikitin and Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets could all be in play for...
Via BruinsLife
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Russian Olympic team for the 2014 Sochi games

GoaltendersSergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets)Semyon Varlamov (Colorado Avalanche)Alexander Eremenko ( Dynamo Moscow)DefenseAnton Belov (Edmonton Oilers)Vyacheslav Voynov (Los Angeles Kings)Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens)Andrei Markov (Montreal Canadiens)Evgeni Medvedev (AK Bars)Nikita Nikitin (Columbus Blue Jackets)Ilya Nikulin (AK Bars)Fedor Tyutin (Columbus BlueJackets...
Via Goon's World
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Russia Official Olympic Roster by   Bradshaw Furlong

Goalies: Sergei Bobrovski, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche (NHL) Alexander Yeryomenko, Dynamo Moscow (RUS) Defencemen: Anton Belov, Edmonton Oilers (NHL) Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens (NHL) Yevgeni Medvedev, Ak Bars Kazan (RUS) Nikita Nikitin, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) Ilya Nikulin, Ak Bars Kazan (RUS) Fyodor Tyutin, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL...
Via The Hockey House
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Blue Jackets on Olympic rosters

The Columbus Blue Jackets could send five players to Russia next month for the Olympics, including four players from the host country. Team Russia was revealed Tuesday with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, defensemen Nikita Nikitin and Fedor Tyutin and forward Artem Anisimov all part of the roster. Marian Gaborik could represent the CBJ in Sochi, but he will have to get healthy first. Gaborik...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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