Oilers Rumors & News

  • Oilers’ Yakupov, Nugent-Hopkins to miss worlds

    Sportsnet.ca "Team Russia will be without one of its best young forwards at the upcoming 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship as Nail Yakupov will miss the tournament with a hip injury, the Edmonton Oilers announced Wednesday. “Nail has been suffering from bilateral hip injuries this season and after..." April 15

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    "It's going to be a very busy summer." MacT, will be joining #Oilers amateur scouts at World U-18 Championship next on his schedule

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Looking like a 2 year bridge extension for Yakupov in Edmonton. Close but not quite done.

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    The #Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Nail Yakupov on a two-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/PDjRshC4a0

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    The #Oilers have assigned defencemen Martin Marincin, Brandon Davidson and David Musil to the AHL's @OKCBarons.

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    Jim Matheson @NHLbyMatty

    The Oilers will offer Justin Schultz a 1 year contract and hope he starts looking like a keeper.#oilers

  • Eberle doesn’t want to make a habit of world championships

    Edmonton Journal "Jordan Eberle doesn’t want to become Ryan Smyth Lite. He likes playing in the world championship and wearing the C, as ‘Captain Canada’ Smyth did. But Eberle, who’ll be going to Prague along with sidekick Taylor Hall — and maybe centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins if his sore foot gets better —..." April 12

  • Canucks 6 Oilers 5 (OT): A night of comebacks as Miller returns, and Edler caps the rally

    Vancouver Province "Henrik Lundqvist is a pretty good goalie. He missed seven weeks this season. Upon his return, he have up four goals on the first 14 shots. It happens. Lundqvist went on to win the next four, giving up more than two goals once. Saturday was Ryan Miller’s turn. The Canucks starter for the..." April 12

  • Lerg scores late, Sharks beat Oilers

    CSN Bay Area "Bryan Lerg, making his NHL debut after seven years in the minors, scored the game-winning goal with less than three minutes to go the third period to help lift the Sharks to a 3-1 win over Edmonton at Rexall Place on Thursday night. The 29-year-old Worcester Sharks captain received a pass from..." April 10

  • Bachman backstops Oilers to payback win over Kings

    Edmonton Sun "The Los Angeles Kings wanted a win to keep their playoff hopes on track, the Edmonton Oilers wanted it more for Richard Bachman With their goalie playing his first game since returning from his brother’s funeral, the Oilers rose up and delivered a gritty and inspirational show of support for..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Oilers could have two shots at McDavid

    TSN.ca "The Edmonton Oilers could potentially end up with the first overall pick and a Top 3 to Top 5 selection in this June's draft if the Pittsburgh Penguins miss out on a Stanley Cup playoff berth this week. As confirmed by TSN's Ryan Rishaug on Monday, the 2015 first-round pick the Penguins sent..." April 07

  • Oilers young defensive crew

    Edmonton Sun "Todd Nelson looked down his bench Saturday night and must have wondered whether he was back with the Oklahoma City Barons. The Edmonton Oilers defensive corps against the Calgary Flames was made up of five players who had spent time with the American Hockey League affiliate. It was an..." April 06

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    Derek Wills @Fan960Wills

    With Ryan Nugent-Hopkins out, Taylor Hall will move to the middle of #Oilers top line between Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Eberle. #CGYvsEDM

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    #Oilers recall David Musil from the @OKCBarons on an emergency basis. The d-man has 10 points in 62 games with OKC. pic.twitter.com/4SJawXMXJD

  • Kings Gain Playoff Spot (For Now) With 8-2 Shaming of Oilers

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings have once again procrastinated making the playoffs until the end of the season, but they did not procrastinate tonight in their 8-2 demolition of the Edmonton Oilers. The Kings, who needed wins after consecutive losses in Chicago and Minnesota and were without standout..." April 03

  • Oilers sign centre Anton Lander to two-year extension

    The Globe and Mail "The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Anton Lander to a two-year contract extension. The 23-year-old Lander has appeared in 33 games with the Oilers this season, posting 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. The Sundsvall, Sweden native has 25 points (eight goals, 17..." April 03

  • Ducks clinch third straight division title with a 5-1 victory over the Oilers

    The Bakersfield Californian "Defenseman Francois Beauchemin and Andrew Cogliano each recorded a goal and an assist as host Anaheim clinched its third straight Pacific Division title and fourth overall with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Corey Perry, Nate Thompson and blue-liner Simon Despres also scored for the..." April 02

  • Oilers, LaLeggia agree to terms on entry-level contract

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday agreed to terms with defenseman Joey LaLeggia on a two-year, entry-level contract. LaLeggia, 22, had 15 goals and 40 points in 37 games for the University of the Denver during his senior season and is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award." April 01

  • Spoiler Edmonton Oilers clamp down on Colorado Avalanche, beat them for second time in a week

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers blue-line was again splattered with greenhorns, most notably Brandon Davidson who proceeded to notch his first NHL goal against the desperate Colorado Avalanche. Richard Bachman, who hadn’t seen much in the way of game action since he was called up from the American Hockey..." March 31

  • There's no upside in dumping Teddy Purcell

    Oilers Nation "Teddy Purcell hasn’t been a big hit in Edmonton this year. To his critics, he’s soft, slow and dramatically overpaid, a legitimate candidate for a buyout and a really good option for a retained-salary trade. He’s also well down on any legitimate list of the Oilers’ problems. The Edmonton..." March 31

  • New life for Oilers Lander

    Edmonton Sun "There was a time this season when it seemed Anton Lander’s days with the Edmonton Oilers were over. Having waited years for the centre to develop into an NHL regular, the Oilers ran out of patience with Lander and he was put on waivers in October on his way to another stint in the..." March 30

  • Hockey Hall of Fame changes bylaws, Chris Pronger now eligible

    Courier-Post "In a couple months, when the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its 2015 class of inductees, Chris Pronger may be among the group. Until yesterday, that wasn't possible. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Hall of Fame changed the language in its bylaws Wednesday and the new wording allows..." March 28

  • Oilers pull out the win despite Avalanche comeback threat

    Edmonton Sun "Leave it to the Edmonton Oilers to turn a blowout win into a thriller. Or a choke job into a character-revealing win. On a night when the game was pretty much over after 10 minutes, and the only thing left to be determined was how badly Edmonton was going to beat up the Colorado Avalanche,..." March 26

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • NHL's 'McDavid-Eichel' draft lottery to be held April 18

    Sportsnet.ca "Soon, one of the biggest questions in hockey will have an answer. That day will come on April 18 when the NHL draft lottery is held to determine which team will have the right to draft sensational teenager Connor McDavid of the OHL Erie Otters at the NHL draft in June, sources tell..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Oilers’ Anton Lander: ‘I knew I had to go all in’

    Edmonton Journal "It was nearly six months ago that Anton Lander stood at the crossroads. He was angry that he was on waivers, frustrated with by the fact he wasn’t on the Edmonton Oilers roster, but he wasn’t ready to capitulate. Instead, he went back to the Oklahoma City Barons after he had cleared, determined..." March 25

  • Oilers rookie defenceman Oscar Klefbom adjusting quickly to NHL game

    Edmonton Sun "The scoresheet only had Oscar Klefbom down for one assist Monday, but he’ll be the first to tell you that he also totally set up Drew Stafford for the first Jets goal. His feed was pretty much tape-to-tape, sending Stafford in on a breakaway from the Winnipeg blue line 7:32 into the first..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Newbies pave way for Jets

    Winnipeg Free Press "The late-season acquisitions by the Winnipeg Jets have had multiple impacts but none more co-ordinated than Monday night at Rexall Place. Newcomers Drew Stafford, Lee Stempniak and Tyler Myers scored goals to power the Jets to a much-needed 4-1 victory over the hapless Edmonton Oilers,..." March 24

  • Edmonton Oilers down Philadelphia Flyers in overtime

    Edmonton Sun "Amid the carnage of another Edmonton Oilers season, there are still some bright spots trying their best to shine a little light on the stretch drive. Like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who added a pair of goals to his career high total Saturday, scoring 51 seconds into the first period and then adding..." March 22

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Update from Coach Nelson: @hallsy04 will play on a line with @Landie51 and Andrew Miller. @lukegazdic and Ryan Hamilton are out.

  • Columbus ends drought in Edmonton, 4-3

    The Cannon "While the precise definition of "rhapsody" varies somewhat by source, the essence of the musical definition is a piece of music that evokes a variety of distinct emotions, while itself being somewhat lacking in defined form. That just about sums this one up perfectly, so with appropriate..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Oilers’ great start helps snap seven-game winless streak

    Edmonton Journal "It’s been said it’s not how you start, but how you finish. But that’s not what they were saying in the Edmonton Oilers’ quarters. The Oilers, a team which has not made good starts a habit, scored four goals on seven shots in the first 11 minutes of Monday’s game with the Toronto Maple Leafs..." March 17

  • Oilers' Matt Fraser injured after hit to head by Nazem Kadri

    CBSSports.com "Scary moment for Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser on Monday night when he was hit in the head by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri midway through the third period. Fraser immediately dropped to the ice and struggled to skate off under the assistance of two teammates. Kadri was given..." March 17

  • Kadri to have hearing for Fraser headshot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto forward Nazem Kadri‘s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month continues. Having already served a team-issued suspension for behavioral issues, Kadri now faces discipline from the league after catching Edmonton’s Matt Fraser with an elbow on Monday night. The NHL’s Department of..." March 17

  • Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins anchoring top line

    TSN.ca "The Oilers centre had a couple of assists for the third straight game and has 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in the past five games. As a No. 1 overall pick, in 2011, Nugent-Hopkins comes under a lot of scrutiny. Because Edmonton hasn’t had anything resembling success during his short tenure, he takes a lot..." March 17

  • Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs not playing for playoff positions

    Edmonton Sun "There is never any shortage of motivation in the stretch drive of a National Hockey League season. Teams are either fighting for wildcard spots, jockeying for home ice advantage or simply trying to build momentum heading into the first round. But when your season has been over since..." March 16

  • Penguins overcome mid-game malaise, stop Oilers, 6-4

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A strong start was the focal point Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers. Nobody talked much about the second period or the third. It showed. The Penguins started strong, took a nap for 30 minutes or so, then bounced back to pull out a 6-4 victory at Consol Energy Center. “Our start was..." March 13

  • Oilers haven’t improved one iota against Western conference teams in four seasons

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers play in the Western conference, but the team hasn’t yet improved its play against Western teams, not in four straight seasons. In 2011-12, when Tom Renney was coach, the Oilers had -2.7 scoring chances differential against Western teams in 64 games. Renney was fired after..." March 12

  • Oilers defenceman Nikita Nikitin recovering from latest injury, says fitness never an issue

    Edmonton Sun "Nikita Nikitin may have gotten a bad rap. The suggestion he was not in shape at training camp came as news to the Edmonton Oilers defenceman, who is currently working hard to get back into the lineup following a shoulder injury. Nikitin won’t play Thursday when the Oilers face the Pittsburgh..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Red Wings start slow, bounce hapless Oilers

    Detroit News "This still wasn't a perfect piece of work, but at this point the Red Wings just needed a victory, no matter how it looked. That, they were able to earn. Overcoming a sluggish start, the Red Wings rallied for a 5-2 victory Monday over the Edmonton Oilers. Teemu Pulkkinen gave the Red Wings..." March 10

  • Semin, Lindholm spark Hurricanes’ rally for 7-4 win over Oilers

    Raleigh News & Observer "Alexander Semin’s goal was pretty incredible. Elias Lindholm’s first hat trick was pretty impressive. Then there was the Carolina power play. On a day when the Canes allowed two power-play goals, they scored three times. Those were the makings of the 7-4 comeback victory Sunday over the..." March 09

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Fan cut by flyng glass at Blackhawks game

    ESPN Chicago "A woman hit in the head by plexiglass dislodged by a hard check into the boards in Friday's Oilers-Blackhawks game wrapped a cloth around her head as a bandage and chose to stay and watch the rest of what she said was her first NHL game. The woman, identified by Sportsnet.ca as Alexis Bovard,..." March 08

  • Oilers aren't winning a whole bunch but they're proving to be harder to beat since the arrival of Todd Nelson

    Edmonton Sun "The battle continues. So does the battling. Usually. With the exception of Tuesday’s lifeless effort against the LA Kings, during which they reverted back to a well-earned identity that made them draft lottery regulars, the Edmonton Oilers have been tough team to beat lately. They’re..." March 07