After playing 13 of their first 19 games on the road, the Edmonton Oilers get five of their next six tilts on home ice. It just won’t be a quiet stay.

Ladislav Smid was shipped to the Calgary Flames, Ilya Bryzgalov jumped into the goaltending pool and now Nail Yakupov says he should be playing more minutes.

Oh yeah, and the team is 4-13-2 with 75 goals against.

“There’s a lot going on,” Taylor Hall said. “It’s our job to cope with that and turn it around. We’re the ones who put ourselves in this spot and I’m sure if we had had a better record, Ladi wouldn’t be with the Calgary Flames right now. It’s up to us to turn it around.

“Hopefully we can make some noise in this homestand.”

The Oilers will face the Dallas Stars — and former captain Shawn Horcoff — tonight, which is just one more sideshow.

A few players, including Hall and Jordan Eberle, were going to meet their former teammate for dinner on Tuesday.

“He was a really good captain for me to have, for all of us, in our first years in the league,” Hall said of Horcoff.

“He was a really good leader — and he didn’t have an easy job. We weren’t the best team during his tenure as captain, but he did a really good job of keeping everyone on the same page.

“There were a lot of times in the last four years where Shawn stepped up and said the right thing; really got us back on track. (Andrew Ference) has been a really good captain for us, but it would be nice to have another veteran guy on the team that’s for sure.”

On the plus side, the Oilers are finally starting to empty out the medical room. Justin Schultz (groin/rib) practised Tuesday, as did Luke Gazdic (shoulder) and Steve MacIntyre (knee).

Corey Potter is on his way back from the Barons after the Oilers elected to demote Taylor Fedun to Oklahoma City.

“I think everyone is pretty much healthy now, so maybe we can make a statement and get a few wins in a row,” David Perron said. “We’re not winning which means change and that’s not going to be the end of it until we win on a consistent basis. That’s the business of hockey and the market we’re in. We don’t like to see anyone go, but we need to win.”