Everyone’s favorite Bison King has not been on the top line for the Edmonton Oilers in the past few games. For some reason, that’s not sat well with a number of Oilers fans who wonder why head coach Dave Tippett wouldn’t want to put him in the best position to succeed.
In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, the team got unfortunate news when it comes to Cody Ceci who has been placed in COVID protocol. However, there is good news with one of the Oilers defensemen in Kris Russell, who ranks tops among the team’s blueliners in an interesting and unexpected category.
A natural evaluation point, the quarter-way mark of the season, has coincided with a variety of injury updates as the Oilers get set for an early December that will be spent at home, for the most part.
Third round selection from 2016 Entry Draft could make NHL debut tomorrow vs. Pittsburgh The Oilers have recalled defenceman Markus Niemeläinen from Bakersfield, while defenceman Cody Ceci enters Covid-19 protocol.
There’s always been a bit of an underlying sense that Jake DeBrusk might look good in an Oilers uniform. Since the forward began to show inconsistencies in his production, the Edmonton-born high draft selection whose dad still works near the organization felt like a natural fit on a team that could have used some depth at the forward position.
Coming off a two-game winning streak at home, the Edmonton Oilers kicked off a short three-game road trip on Nov. 23 against the Dallas Stars. With injuries to defensemen Darnell Nurse and Slater Koekkoek, the team suffered another blow when they lost Duncan Keith to an upper-body injury in a 4-1 loss to the Stars.
The Oilers addressed a major concern over the offseason in bolstering their top-six forward group by signing one of the bigger available free agent forwards in Zach Hyman, who was let go by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Kris Russell needs two shot blocks to become the NHL’s all-time leader in shot blocks. Heading into Saturday’s game versus the Vegas Golden Knights, Russell is currently at 1997 blocks in 889 games.
The Arizona Coyotes host the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday November 24th, 10:10pm ET at Gila River Arena in NHL Regular Season play. The Edmonton Oilers are favored in the matchup, with the moneyline for EDM set at -235.
The Dallas Stars host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday November 23rd, 8:40pm ET at American Airlines Center in NHL Regular Season play. The Dallas Stars are favored in the matchup, with the moneyline for DAL set at -114.