The Oilers have taken the ice for practice at Rexall Place. The lines are as follows:
Aulie, Nikitin (back)
“I thought he played well,” Oilers interim coach Todd Nelson said. “He put some pucks on the net, he was pretty good in the faceoff dot and I thought he felt pretty comfortable out there tonight.”
Lander returns to an OKC team where he is not only the captain, but one of the top scorers. In 26 games, Lander has 27 points (8-19-27).
Two Oilers have changed their jersey numbers.
#Oilers jersey number changes --> Pitlick will now wear 15 while Hunt has switched to 24.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 20, 2014
The Oilers have taken to the ice at Rexall Place for practice. Freshly recalled Anton Lander could see some work on the power play.
Power Play Units:
Hall-RNH-Eberle-Purcell-Hunt and Perron-Lander-Yakupov-Schultz-Petry
The team is working on zone entry.
Nikitin (back) is skating with the team.
Hall-RNH-Purcell, Perron-Gordon-Eberle, Yak-Lander-Pitlick, Hendricks-Arco-Pinizzotto.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) December 20, 2014
Oilers top defensive prospect Darnell Nurse, the seventh overall pick in 2013, has been named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Nurse has played 19 games for Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL this season, registering 19 points (6-13-19) and 34 penalty minutes.
The World Junior Championship will take place from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015 in Toronto and Montreal.
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have recalled centre Anton Lander from the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons.
Lander, 23, has registered 27 points (8G, 19A), 16 penalty minutes and a plus five rating in 26 games with the Barons this season.
The 6’0”, 186-pound centre has appeared in 94 career NHL games with the Oilers, posting eight points (2G, 6A) and 18 penalty minutes.
The Oilers have taken to the ice in San Jose for practice. The lineup remains unchanged.
Same lines & pairings today at practice as last night in San Jose. Gordon between Perron & Eberle on 2nd line.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) December 19, 2014
Getaway day for the Oil, but not before a full practice at Sharks facility. Coaches changing up the routine. pic.twitter.com/zGHTU1PjLg— Tom Gazzola (@TomGazzola) December 19, 2014
Davidson has been assigned to Oklahoma City.
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have assigned defenceman Brandon Davidson to the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons.
Davidson, 23, has appeared in four games with the Oilers this season, recording eight hits and three blocked shots.
The 6’2”, 214-pound blueliner has posted three points (1G, 2A), 13 penalty minutes and a plus five rating in 14 games with the Barons this season.