Nail Yakupov RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yakupov returns to Oilers' lineup after lengthy absence

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers will welcome a first overall pick back into their lineup Thursday. No, not Connor McDavid, but the club's surely glad to have Nail Yakupov back on the squad. He hasn't played since Nov. 25, after a linesman took him out. The 22-year-old was expected to only miss 2-4 weeks..." January 14

  • Nail Yakupov out weeks after linesman accident

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov will be out two to four weeks with an ankle sprain, the club announced Thursday. A linesman fell awkwardly on Yakupov’s leg Wednesday night during a face-off at centre ice and twisted the forward’s ankle." November 26

  • Oilers' Nail Yakupov injured after linesman falls on him

    CBS Sports "The Edmonton Oilers are already down one of its first overall picks in Connor McDavid, but they may have lost another Wednesday night. Nail Yakupov, who had been on McDavid's line prior to the most recent No. 1 pick's injury, actually got hurt in pretty much the weirdest way imaginable. A linesman..." November 26

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    #Oilers forward Nail Yakupov will not return tonight. #EDMvsCAR

  • Oilers' Yakupov hopes to build on late-season success "Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov is hoping a strong finish to 2014-15 carries over into this season. Yakupov exceled after Edmonton made a coaching change Dec. 15, replacing Dallas Eakins with Todd Nelson, and showed the attributes that made him the No. 1 pick of the 2012 NHL..." August 28

  • Oilers’ Yakupov, Nugent-Hopkins to miss worlds

    Sportsnet "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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    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.

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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.

  • 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

  • Oilers forward Nail Yakupov’s disappearing act a mystery

    Edmonton Journal "Nail Yakupov found himself on a two-on-one against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night, and decided to shoot because, well, he’s supposed to be a shooter, so he whipped a high wrister that goalie Jimmy Howard fought off. Yakupov skated off the ice, shoulders drooped, and leaned his forehead..." January 08

  • Yakupov gave up superstitions because they ‘break your brain’

    Edmonton Journal "It was another Edmonton Oilers game day at Rexall Place. Following the morning practice, Nail Yakupov was at his locker stall, stripping the tape from his sticks, just as he does every time there’s a game on the schedule. Yakupov uses four sticks in the morning skate and four during a game,..." November 17

  • Oilers say Yakupov "making really strong progress"

    Nichols on Hockey "On Nail Yakupov, how he’s fitting in with Edmonton, and how it seemed a year ago like there was a real sense the Oilers may have wanted to cut their losses with Yakupov before his asset value depreciated any more: “They were ready to cut bait, there’s no question about that, just because he..." October 28

  • OIlers forward Nail Yakupov more concerned about team success than increase ice time

    Edmonton Sun "It was a year ago at this time that Nail Yakupov had everyone in Edmonton looking up the Russian word for “pout.” After seeing his ice time slashed, followed by the embarrassment of being made a healthy scratch in Washington, against national hero Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals, the Edmonton..." October 23

  • Will the Oilers shop Eberle or Yakupov?

    The Hockey News "Though the Edmonton Oilers finally won their first game of the season, their early-season struggles continue to generate trade speculation. Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Cherry told Sportsnet 590 he thinks the Oilers must trade one of their good young players if they’re to improve in the near..." October 22

  • Oilers' Nail Yakupov generating interest on trade market

    CBS Sports "After enduring one of the worst starts in franchise history, the Edmonton Oilers could be looking to make a change. There are certainly enough people on the outside suggesting they do so anyway. The question is who is available, if anyone? According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, there seems..." October 21

  • TSN’s Dave Hodge blasts Nail Yakupov pick

    Edmonton Journal "This in from TSN’s Dave Hodge, his blast at the Oilers for drafting Nail Yakupov. “My thumb is down to the Edmonton Oilers’ decision to select Nail Yakupov with the first pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. I know you’ve heard that before, the Oilers are sick of hearing it and Yakupov is burdened by..." October 20

  • Nail Yakupov ‘starting a new page’ as Edmonton Oilers begin training camp

    Edmonton Journal "Nail Yakupov still wore his ever-present blue tuque as he talked Thursday after medicals and fitness testing on Day 1 of the Edmonton Oilers’ training camp at Rexall Place. But gone was the angry young man look of last season when nothing was going right — with and without the puck on his..." September 19

  • When it comes to scoring goals, expect more from Nail Yakupov in 2014-15

    Edmonton Journal "Which Edmonton Oilers player is due to score more goals? A look at shooting percentage success points to Nail Yakupov, as does a look at Yakupov’s conversion rate on the hard or dangerous shots he took on net from the slot in 2013-14. Yakupov had poor puck luck in both categories last..." September 03

  • Oiler Nail Yakupov gets number 10 on his jersey

    Edmonton Sun "Nail Yakupov will have a new look this fall, forcing some Edmonton Oilers fans to make jersey adjustments. The Oilers winger decided to go back to a familiar number, ditching the 64 he broke into the league with in favour of the more familiar 10. Yakupov grew up wearing 10, but it was..." July 30

  • Eakins: There’s no bad blood with Yakupov

    Sportsnet "Nail Yakupov was a healthy scratch more than a few times last season, his name was thrown around the trade rumour mill, and he had a team-worst minus-33 plus/minus rating. It wasn’t exactly the sophomore campaign you’d expect from a No. 1 draft pick after a lights-out rookie year. But Edmonton..." May 27

  • Oilers’ Yakupov suffers from NHL sophomore jinx

    Edmonton Journal "This time last year Nail Yakupov was putting the finishing touches on his acclaimed rookie campaign. Through his last eight games, he scored five goals to vault to the top of the league’s leaderboard among rookies, with 17 goals and 14 assists, edging out the Florida Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau..." April 06

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Injury update from coach --> RT @EdmontonJack Ference will NOT play tonight. Eakins does not expect Yakupov to play again this season.

  • Yakupov (ankle) suffers setback, no timetable for return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Could Nail Yakupov be done for the year? On Monday, Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins suggested as much, telling reporters that Yakupov suffered a setback skating on his injured ankle over the weekend. “I guess after coming off, it started to blow back up on him,” Eakins said, per the Edmonton..." April 01

  • Matt Hendricks joins Nail Yakupov in Oilers medical room

    Edmonton Journal "The Oilers could very well end up reeling up two forwards from the Oklahoma City Barons with both Nail Yakupov and Matt Hendricks now on the limp. Hendricks was hurt blocking a Shea Weber shot while Yakupov didn’t make it out after the pre-game warm-up because of an ankle that’s been bothering..." March 19

  • TSN’s Dreger rips Nail Yakupov, says it’s unlikely he will be with Oilers next season

    Edmonton Journal "This came in during Thursday night’s broadcast, information from TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger about the uncertain fate of Nail Yakupov on the Edmonton Oilers. “I would say it’s unlikely that he’s an Edmonton Oiler next season. So it makes sense that they’ll try and move him. They were..." March 14

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    Dallas Eakins @dallaseakins

    All Russia in this update. Bryz will start. Yak and Belov out with injuries.

  • Oilers’ Yakupov leaves game with ankle injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov, who had been showing signs of finding his game amid numerous sophomore struggles, left Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Wild with an ankle injury, as per the club’s Twitter account. Yakupov left the game after his first shift of the third period and did not..." February 28

  • Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov using defence to gain more offence

    Edmonton Sun "Nail Yakupov seems to be getting it. The Edmonton Oilers winger is realizing the key to a good offensive game is to spend as little time in the defensive zone as possible. Playing with two of the team’s best players doesn’t hurt either. “I think the improvements are slow and steady,” said..." February 08

  • Edmonton Oilers get late winner from Nail Yakupov in New York

    Edmonton Sun "Nail Yakupov made a pretty strong case to stay on the Edmonton Oilers' top line. The Russian winger, who has spent more time in the doghouse than Lassie this season, scored the game winner Thursday, lifting the Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Yakupov netted the winner with..." February 07

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    "I feel awesome. It's been hard not playing... I'm ready to go tonight." - Yakupov confirms he's back in the #Oilers lineup

  • Oilers confirm Yakupov has head injury, place him on IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers didn’t quite say that Nail Yakupov has a concussion, as they instead labeled his issue as a “head injury.” Regardless, he was placed on the injured reserve on Saturday after undergoing concussion protocol for this hit from Minnesota Wild winger Matt Cooke on Thursday Oilers..." January 19

  • Yakupov leaves Oilers game with injury "Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov sustained a head injury late in the second period against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night and the team said he will not return to the game. Yakupov appeared to sustain the injury with just over a minute remaining in the middle period when he was checked..." January 17

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    Jim Matheson @NHLbyMatty

    Yakupov healthy scratch for phoenix game and Horak. plays first oilers game with gagner and eberle. Arco and jones stay on IR.#oilers

  • Yakupov: ‘It’s pretty cold on the bench’

    Pro Hockey Talk "After playing a season-low 6:29 in Edmonton’s 6-2 win over Winnipeg prior to the holiday break, Nail Yakupov is looking to get back to a healthy dose of playing time — if only to stay warm. “I can’t say it was good,” Yakupov told the Edmonton Journal. “I want to play more. It’s pretty cold on..." December 27

  • Sam Gagner and Nail Yakupov struggling at both ends of the ice

    Edmonton Sun "Yak and Gags … hey, that kind of sounds like what they’ve been doing out there. Hard luck linemates Nail Yakupov and Sam Gagner have been retching up a lot of statistical hairballs this season, with Gagner minus 9 in the Boston, Vancouver, Anaheim and Los Angeles set and Yakupov still dead..." December 20

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    Jim Matheson @NHLbyMatty

    Yakupov good to go vs nashville and oil passes on taking klesla off waivers

  • Oilers have options if Yakupov can’t play

    Edmonton Journal "Nail Yakupov played almost 16 minutes in Monday’s 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, including eight shifts in the third, but left the ice with a banged up ankle that was bad enough to keep him off the practice ice the next day. The sophomore has yet to miss a game because of an..." November 27

  • Larionov will have sit-down with Craig MacTavish about Nail Yakupov

    Edmonton Journal "Igor Larionov, who was in the crowd Wednesday night watching Nail Yakupov play 13 minutes and the Edmonton Oilers fall 3-0 to the Dallas Stars, will talk with Oilers GM Craig MacTavish about his struggling client Thursday. “Craig and I will sit down tomorrow (Thursday). I just got into town and..." November 14

  • Taylor Hall has empathy for Yakupov

    Edmonton Sun "Taylor Hall has been struggling sophomore, so he knows that Nail Yakupov’s troubles aren’t the end of the world. “Everyone goes through phases,” said Hall. “Last year he had a great year. This year he’s struggled a bit but at the same time it’s not like he’s not giving an effort and it’s not..." November 13

  • Nail Yakupov vents over lack of Oilers playing time

    Edmonton Journal "Nail Yakupov is frustrated with his role with the Edmonton Oilers, and he’s not keeping his thoughts to himself. The sophomore National Hockey League forward said after practice Tuesday that something had to be done about his dwindling ice time, which is obviously something he’s discussed with..." November 13

  • Yakupov agent: 'Let the kid play'

    ESPN "The agent for Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov said Monday night that he is concerned about the limited opportunity Yakupov is getting right now in Edmonton and that if the Oilers are unhappy with the second-year player, he would be open to a trade. Hall of Famer Igor Larionov said he is..." November 12

  • Yakupov: ‘I love this city and I want to play for this team’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Despite what his agent said yesterday, Nail Yakupov doesn’t want to be traded. He wants to play for the Edmonton Oilers. “I just want to help my team win every game,” the 20-year-old said today, per the club’s Twitter account. “I love this city and I want to play for this team.” As..." November 12

  • Oilers GM Craig MacTavish refutes trade rumours surrounding Nail Yakupov

    Edmonton Sun "Nail Yakupov is not going to be traded. Nail Yakupov is not going to be sent to the press box tonight in Tampa Bay to be replaced by Linus Omark. The Edmonton Oilers are going to take all the time in the world to develop the Russian sniper. The 20-year-old is going to be cuddled and..." November 07

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    "All these reports in the media about him being traded are absolutely 100% not true." - Coach Eakins on practice chat with Yakupov

  • Is Nail Yakupov on New York Rangers' radar?

    CBS Sports "The Edmonton Oilers had a contingent of team president Kevin Lowe, general manager Craig MacTavish and special advisor Mark Messier at Madison Square Garden for Monday night's Rangers game against the Anaheim Ducks, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. With the Oilers mired in last..." November 05

  • Nugent-Hopkins knows what struggling Yakupov is going through

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nail Yakupov scored 17 goals and 31 points in 48 games as a rookie after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. His tale has taken a dramatic turn for the worse so far this season. He’s struggled to do anything offensively, spent time in the press box, been the..." November 02

  • Are things finally looking up for Oilers forward Yakupov?

    Edmonton Sun "No one expected Nail Yakupov to be shutout this season, eventually the Edmonton Oilers winger was going to find the net. Yakupov scored his first of the year Sunday in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings and is hoping that gets the ball rolling for him. “I’m excited that I scored,..." October 29

  • Oilers are moving Nail Yakupov — from right to left

    Edmonton Sun "The rumours are true the Oilers are moving Nail Yakupov. From right wing to left wing that is as head coach Dallas Eakins tries to jump start the slumping Russian sniper. “I’m finding that whoever plays with Ebs plays well” said Eakins who has him with on a line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and..." October 19

  • Russian scout Igor Kravchuk unimpressed by Oilers forward Nail Yakupov

    Edmonton Sun "Nail Yakupov’s road trip didn’t get any better Wednesday. Pointless on the season and a healthy scratch in the first two games of Edmonton’s eastern swing the Oilers winger took a direct hit from the head scout of Russia’s Olympic team. Igor Kravchuk speaking on TSN radio in Ottawa told..." October 17

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