Oilers Rumors & News

  • Oilers’ asking price for Jeff Petry now likely a lot higher

    Edmonton Journal "Defenceman should fetch Oilers at least a first-rounder in trade after Wednesday’s NHL deals With the defending Cup champion Los Angeles Kings giving up a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a blue-chip prospect to acquire solid Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Andrej Sekera, the gauntlet has..." February 26

  • Oilers finally beat former goalie Dubnyk

    Edmonton Journal "Before the game, Devan Dubnyk was shown some grateful artwork from a little Minnesota Wild fan that said “Dubnyk is Heaven,” with some angels flying around the goalie’s head. But on this starry night, Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens answered his club’s prayers. Scrivens was the..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Is it time to shut Jeff Petry down before trade deadline?

    Edmonton Journal "With the Edmonton Oilers taking calls from Western and Eastern Conference teams on rental defenceman Jeff Petry, has he played his last game in orange and blue? The Oilers only have two games before the trade deadline March 2 at 1 p.m. MDT–in Minnesota against Devan Dubnyk and the surging Wild..." February 24

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Coach Nelson says Yakupov (tweaked groin) will miss tonight's game, but more of a precautionary decision. Very much day-to-day.

  • Edmonton Oilers unlikely to trade Derek Roy, hope to re-sign him

    Edmonton Journal "For the Edmonton Oilers it was all about the centres on Friday. General manager Craig MacTavish kicked off the festivities by making it clear that the team values what Derek Roy has brought to its roster and does not expect to move the pending free agent at the trade deadline. MacTavish..." February 21

  • Oilers sign Klinkhammer, Hamilton to one-year extensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers re-upped with a pair of veteran forwards on Friday, agreeing to one-year contract extensions with Rob Klinkhammer and Ryan Hamilton. UPDATE: Per Edmonton’s 630 CHED radio, it’s $725,000 for Klinkhammer, and Hamilton’s contract is of the two-way variety. Klinkhammer, 28,..." February 20

  • Edmonton Oilers snap home losing streak to Boston Bruins

    Edmonton Journal "It had been 14-½ years since the Edmonton Oilers had found a way to beat the Boston Bruins at home, when their playground was called Skyreach Centre and long before owner Daryl Katz put his Rexall drugstore chain’s name on the building. Oct. 17, 2000, when Craig MacTavish was the coach not the..." February 19

  • Could Todd Nelson Be The Key To Keeping Jeff Petry?

    The Copper & Blue "With the NHL's trade deadline in the not too distant future I spend a lot of time thinking about Jeff Petry. League wide, it's more or less accepted that when the deadline passes, Petry will be a member of a team that is not located in Edmonton. I know this, and I've tried to make peace with it,..." February 19

  • Can Oilers bring their good road game to Rexall Place?

    Edmonton Journal "For a team that won just two of its first 18 road games, collecting five of a possible 12 points on its most recent trip is considered progress in the quarters of the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers closed out their longest road trip of the season — a six-game journey that started inauspiciously..." February 18

  • The Winnipeg Jets Fuel Up, Beat the Edmonton Oilers in the Shootout 5-4

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The year is 1870. The battle lines were drawn when the Government of Canada (Edmonton Oilers) entered the bastion of the West where the inmates run the asylum. Under fearless leader Louis Riel, the Western settlers (Winnipeg Jets) are ready to defend their turf. The battle begins. The West has the..." February 17

  • Oilers lose Fasth to knee injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have been trying to at least end their disappointing 2014-15 campaign on a positive note and lately they’ve done okay in that regard with a 6-6-1 record following their loss to Tampa Bay on Jan. 15. Their task of staying competitive got even harder tonight though. Goaltender..." February 17

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    The #Oilers have activated forward Benoit Pouliot from the injured reserve list and placed goaltender Ben Scrivens on IR. #EDMvsOTT

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    Joanne Ireland @jirelandEJ

    Matt Hendricks, in a walking boot yesterday, did take the pre-game skate, but will not play. He took a shot off his ankle in Montreal.

  • Oilers beat Canadiens 4-3 in OT

    Edmonton Sun "The season might be dead, but the Edmonton Oilers aren’t. A team that’s been breathing new life since its coaching change six weeks ago sucked all the air of of the Bell Centre in Montreal Thursday with a comeback victory that was difficult to believe in either official language. The Habs..." February 13

  • Oilers had difficulty tracking down called-up prospect, who went 'old school' with no cellphone

    Edmonton Journal "His cellphone had been ringing repeatedly, but Ryan Hamilton was oblivious to all the commotion. He had no idea that his head coach was desperately trying to reach him to let him know he’d been recalled by the Edmonton Oilers. Or that there were similar calls from the Oklahoma City Barons that..." February 12

  • Oilers centre Anton Lander starting to show signs of rounding into NHL form

    Edmonton Sun "It’s kind of impressive that Anton Lander has put up more points in the 17 games since he’s been called up than he did in three years and 95 games of worth of opportunity before. Then again, it’s kind of not. “That wasn’t too hard to do, right?” he chuckled, pointing out that eight points..." February 12

  • Oilers’ prospect Ty Rimmer recovering from testicular cancer

    Pro Hockey Talk "Edmonton Oilers prospect Ty Rimmer announced via twitter on Wednesday that he underwent surgery for testicular cancer. According to The Bakersfield Californian, Rimmer left the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors a few weeks ago for “health issues”. The 22-year-old goaltender said he had tumor..." February 12

  • Oilers' Eberle brushes off trade rumors, hopes to stay

    NHL.com "Right wing Jordan Eberle feels right at home with the Edmonton Oilers, and that's where he hopes to remain after the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline on March 2. Eberle has 15 goals and 36 points in 54 games in his fifth season with Edmonton, which selected him in the first round (No. 22) of the 2008..." February 12

  • On Possible Ticket Prices At Rogers Place

    The Copper & Blue "On Friday afternoon I received an email from the Oilers with a link to a survey on seating option and prices for the new downtown arena. This same email was sent to every season ticket holder - I believe there are 4,500 in total - but the prices included in the surveys weren't all the same. Now..." February 11

  • Casey Cizikas’ goal propels Islanders past woeful Oilers

    New York Post "The Edmonton Oilers haven’t won at Nassau Coliseum since 1999 — and they never will again. Facing off for the final time in the building where they played consecutive Stanley Cup finals (1983-84), the Islanders overcame a horrendous third period against the dreadful Oilers to win for the third..." February 11

  • Oilers winger Nail Yakupov ends scoring drought with game winner over Devils

    Edmonton Sun "In a season where the Edmonton Oilers have seen more than their share of sweaters thrown on the ice, they took great joy Monday in tossing a Jersey of their own. They threw the stunned Devils straight into the loss column, scoring a 2-1 decision over a team that was 6-0-2 in its last eight home..." February 10

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    No official word from EDM yet, but suspicion is Taylor Hall's "bone bruise" has morphed into a fracture, so likely looking at 4 to 6 weeks.

  • Oilers' Taylor Hall out six weeks with cracked ankle

    Edmonton Sun "Taylor Hall’s hard-luck season just got a little harder. The Oilers left winger, who returned for one game last week after missing three with a bone bruise around his ankle, is now out six weeks with a cracked bone in the same area. That fuelled immediate speculation that Hall had come back..." February 10

  • Oilers Recall Martin Marincin. Finally.

    The Copper & Blue "He must have shaved those sideburns because Martin Marincin is coming back to Edmonton. Some good news on the Oilers front this morning, Martin Marincin has been recalled. In addition to Corey Pronman's tweet, the move is up on the AHL's transaction list, but so far there has been no official..." February 05

  • Malkin scores in return to Penguins' lineup, fuels win over Oilers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Evgeni Malkin returned from a five-game absence Wednesday. The Penguins are hoping maybe some consistency joins him. A 2-0 victory over the Oilers at Rexall Place was perfect on many levels. The Penguins swarmed the net. Malkin scored. David Perron got a goal against his former team...." February 05

  • Let ‘em grow — Oilers need to develop players properly

    Edmonton Journal "Can the Edmonton Oilers be patient and let their next crop of young players develop slowly and organically in the junior or minor-league ranks instead of rushing them? If they can’t, this organization is destined to continue their current reign as the least successful franchise in the National..." February 04

  • Oilers show signs of finding a way to close out as they prepare to meet Penguins

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers were calling it a character win, which it was. Up two goals going into the third period Monday against the San Jose Sharks, the Oilers blew the lead within four minutes, fell behind inside of 10, and lost the services of a pair of top-end forwards in the..." February 04

  • ESPN wins U.S. broadcast rights to World Cup of Hockey

    SB Nation "The World Wide Leader beat out NBC and FOX. Fans still upset about ESPN's perceived lack of hockey coverage over the last few years will be happy to learn the network has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey. According to TSN's report on Tuesday, ESPN beat out both NBC..." February 04

  • Oilers clip Sharks in lengthy shootout

    Edmonton Journal "Sitting in his stall at the SAP Center, not long after the Edmonton Oilers had wrapped up their morning skate, Jordan Eberle shrugged when the conversation shifted to his game. He talked about all the times he had rung the puck off the iron — “maybe more than he had so far” in his career — and..." February 03

  • Oilers perplexed by power-play funk

    Edmonton Journal "The list of failings is going to be a long one, given the measly number of goals the Edmonton Oilers have scored this season. But the power play continues to be a hand-wringer for a club that once competed with the National Hockey League’s leaders. In the 2011-12 season, the Oilers’ power..." February 03

  • Anton Lander leads Edmonton Oilers to win over Buffalo Sabres

    Edmonton Journal "As the authors of an 11-game winless skid earlier in the season, the Edmonton Oilers were not in a position to dismiss the struggles of the Buffalo Sabres. What they did do, however, was add to the Sabres’ misery with a 3-2 victory Thursday night at Rexall Place. Spurred on by the strong..." January 30

  • NHL teams can expect salary cap woes if Canadian dollar keeps falling

    SI.com "On a day when one of the game’s all-time greats formally announced his retirement, the plummeting exchange rate for the Canadian dollar probably isn’t the sexiest topic to tackle. But just like Martin Brodeur, who is staying on in a management role with the Blues, this situation isn’t going..." January 30

  • Oilers players fighting mad over suggestions they throw the season

    Edmonton Sun "If you were putting together a fight poster for the big Oilers — Sabres showdown on Thursday, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a catchy slogan. Oilers — Sabres: Because The Schedule Says So. Oilers — Sabres: There WILL Be A Winner. Oilers — Sabres: We Promise, This Is The Last..." January 29

  • Oilers’ Taylor Hall’s leg injury a bone bruise

    Edmonton Journal "It turns out that Taylor Hall did not sustain any structural damage when he was hit by a puck earlier this week and will be back in the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup sooner rather than later. Interim head coach Todd Nelson said on Wednesday that Hall was left with a bone bruise after getting struck..." January 29

  • Injured Hall may have to miss more Oilers games

    Edmonton Journal "There will be more treatment in the medical room and maybe more time on the sidelines for Taylor Hall, who had to be a spectator on Tuesday when the Edmonton Oilers played the Minnesota Wild at Rexall Place. Hall took a puck off his lower leg on Monday during the Oilers’ first practice after..." January 28

  • Oilers centre Ryan Nugen-Hopkins enjoyed All-Star experience, gave brother the car

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ brother Adam hoped for the best and prepared for the worst in advance of the NHL All Star Fantasy Draft, even though he wasn’t quite sure which was which. He didn’t want to see his brother picked last in Saturday night’s draft, but also knew that the final player selected..." January 28

  • Coyle's late goal gives Wild a 2-1 victory in Edmonton

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After a week off for the Wild and Edmonton Oilers because of the All-Star break, Wild coach Mike Yeo said Tuesday morning, “You’d expect probably both teams execution-wise to not be completely sharp.” That was certainly the case of the Wild, which managed the puck poorly and wasn’t exactly..." January 28

  • Oilers' Hall day-to-day with bone bruise

    The Score "Taylor Hall is feeling bad to the bone. The Edmonton Oilers forward, who was forced to miss Tuesday's loss to the Minnesota Wild with a leg injury, remains day-to-day with a bone bruise, head coach Todd Nelson announced Wednesday." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Oilers owner tried to use Hamilton as leverage in arena negotiations

    Pro Hockey Talk "You can click on the story for all the details, but the Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts has an interesting read on Oilers owner Darryl Katz and his purported attempt to buy the OHL’s Erie Otters, move them to Hamilton, and “take control of his ultimate prize – the hockey lease at Copps..." January 27

  • Oilers out of playoff picture but aim to keep generating positive outcomes

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers returned from the NHL All-Star break well-rested and ready to tackle the remainder of their schedule. The problem is, they really don’t have much to play for. In what is becoming an all-too-familiar story, the Oilers are well out of the playoff race and are simply playing..." January 27

  • Edmonton Oilers’ return from NHL all-star break spurs ‘huffing and puffing’

    Edmonton Journal "There has never been a way to avoid the muscle-burning, lung-busting sensations that have followed every break he’s taken, so Jordan Eberle knew all too well what was coming when the Edmonton Oilers returned to the ice on Monday. “If you take two days off, you feel like you’ve never played..." January 27

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    Gene Principe @GenePrincipe

    Taylor Hall is undergoing further testing today. He will not play tonight after taking a shot in the leg at practice yesterday.

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    Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec

    Yikes! RT @ebs_14: Bet's a bet. Loser of this year's fantasy football league - @simmy110 pic.twitter.com/n5z0HrYFSU

  • Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse draws comparison to Nashville Predators defenceman Seth Jones

    Edmonton Journal "St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was very impressed with Edmonton Oilers’ first-round draft pick and defenceman Darnell Nurse at the World Junior Hockey Championship. “He looks like (Seth) Jones. Plays the same game on the move. He’ll be able to skate you out of trouble,” said..." January 23

  • Which of these Edmonton Oilers should be traded before the deadline?

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers went into the NHL All-Star break on a modest 5-4-2 run under head coach Todd Nelson. If the team continues that pace coming out of the break, the Oilers will play themselves out of the Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes. To assure themselves one of the two franchise..." January 23

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Taylor Hall expects scoring to kick in despite productive 'slump'

    Edmonton Sun "It’s pretty tough to call whatever Taylor Hall is in a slump, given that there’s no such thing as a point-per-game slump. And with 11 points in his last 13 games, he’s pretty close to that pace. He’s also on a line that’s helped Jordan Eberle to six goals in the last eight games on a team..." January 21

  • Oilers GM Craig MacTavish says newly appointed scouting boss Bob Green can 'smell a hockey player'

    Edmonton Sun "There are still 35 games to go, but we can safely say that the biggest night of the Edmonton Oilers season will take place June 26 in Sunrise, Fla. Where they pick at the 2015 NHL Draft depends on the lottery balls, but that’s about the only thing the Oilers are leaving to chance as they..." January 21