Nail Yakupov RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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.ca "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

    NHL.com "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.com "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?

    CBSSports.com "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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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Coach Eakins says Yakupov will play tonight Joensuu is going back to Edmonton to nurse an injury. Larsen to OKC Ryan Jones recalled.

  • Nail Yakupov may get back in Edmonton Oilers lineup

    Edmonton Sun "At least Nail Yakupov didn’t have to watch it from right up close. A healthy scratch for the second night in a row the struggling winger only had to view the carnage from afar Monday night in Washington as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals put it to Edmonton. Oilers head coach Dallas..." October 15

  • Yakupov fumes under ‘coach’s rules’

    Ottawa Citizen "As practice was wrapping up at the Verizon Center Dallas Eakins sought out winger Nail Yakupov for a discussion that will no doubt continue on into the days to come as the Edmonton Oilers bench boss tries to develop the winger’s game. Yakupov had been pulled from the Oilers lineup before they..." October 14

  • Failing Nail? Oilers scratch Yakupov Saturday

    Pro Hockey Talk "During this period of his career Nail Yakupov seems like one of those all-or-nothing goal scorers.* So far it’s been all-nothing so Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins decided to scratch him for Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. One can understand why Eakins benched the..." October 12

  • Oilers’ Yakupov sticks with No. 64 out of respect for Horcoff

    Edmonton Journal "It would have been an easy switch given that the No. 10 jersey is available. It’s the number Nail Yakupov has had regularly stitched onto his jerseys in the past. Yet he has no intention of making that change now that Shawn Horcoff has been traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Dallas..." September 14

  • Howard, Zetterberg, Yakupov named 'Stars' of week

    NHL.com "Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg and Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending April 28. Howard posted a 4-0-0 record, 0.75 goals-against average, .969 save percentage and two shutouts..." April 29

  • Yakupov named NHL Rookie of the Month for April

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov, who led all rookies with 11 goals and 15 points in 14 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for April. Yakupov edged Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (6-6—12 in 14 games), Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz (3-8—11 in 14 games),..." April 29

  • Oilers rookie Yakupov can't Nail 'em

    Edmonton Sun "Dangerous at both ends, or not at all? How do you like your Nail Yakupov? He’s a pure goal scorer by trade, 80 in his last 107 games in Sarnia and 10 in 22 in the KHL, but he has just one in his last 23 games with the Oilers. He started with a flurry, scoring five goals and adding three..." March 27

  • Yakupov cleared to play in the KHL by Hockey Canada

    Edmonton Journal "Nail Yakupov is no longer in limbo; he's back in the lineup for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. The Edmonton Oilers prized draft pick has been cleared to resume play with the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League club. Hockey Canada issued the following statement late Friday night: "Hockey Canada..." September 29

  • Nail Yakupov's dad says he won't return to OHL's Sarnia Sting

    Yahoo! Sports "To the surprise of no one, the Nail Yakupov camp is apparently adamant that the NHL's No. 1 overall pick will not return to the Sarnia Sting. The Sting are the only team Yakupov is eligible to play for. However, Puck Daddy's Dmitry Chesnokov relayed a report from Russia where the 18-year-old's..." September 28

  • Oilers' Yakupov ready to be rookie at camp

    Edmonton Sun "All hail Nail. Nail Yakupov, it seems, gets it. He gets the hockey-is-entertainment part. So, in his first availability since the Edmonton Oilers made him the 2012 NHL first overall draft pick last Friday, Yakupov tried out his schtick on the media. Worked pretty good. Especially..." June 27

  • Top NHL Draft Pick Nail Yakupov's Wild Night On Twitter

    Deadspin.com "Nail Yakupov, the Oilers' first overall pick, has drawn comparisons to Pavel Bure. He will anchor one of the best young lines in hockey next season. But he is also 18 years old, and still learning English, and still getting used to this social media thing, and put together, you get nights like..." June 26