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POSTED ON Sunday, 02.8.2015 / 10:21 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers are practicing in New Jersey at the Devils' practice rink attached to the Prudential Center.

Taylor Hall, Benoit Pouliot and Jeff Petry are not skating. Forward lines are the same as last game:

Purcell-RNH-Eberle
Fraser-Roy-Yakupov
Gazdic-Lander-Pakarinen
Hendricks-Gordon-Klinkhammer
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POSTED ON Saturday, 02.7.2015 / 9:29 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers are on the ice for morning skate in Toronto. The lines up front are the same as yesterday's practice:

Purcell-RNH-Eberle
Fraser-Roy-Yakupov
Gazdic-Lander-Pakarinen
Hendricks-Gordon-Klinkhammer
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POSTED ON Friday, 02.6.2015 / 2:39 PM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
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POSTED ON Friday, 02.6.2015 / 2:37 PM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Todd Nelson was asked after practice about the team's continued improvement on the ice. After winning just seven of their first 36 games, the club is 7-7-2 in their last 16.

“It’s getting better. Every day we go out to practice we stress tempo, execution and compete," Nelson began. "Today’s practice was a good day for us. We had all those elements and the guys worked hard. All we can do is just keep working at it.

“Every day we go out there’s been signs of improvement.”

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POSTED ON Friday, 02.6.2015 / 2:37 PM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Oilers interim head coach Todd Nelson was asked following practice on Friday about the status of Taylor Hall and Benoit Pouliot since neither player skated with the team.

“It’s day-to-day with both guys," said Nelson. "Benoit is probably going to recover a bit quicker than Taylor. They’re both on the trip and I think the first step is get them out for practice and see how they feel.”

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POSTED ON Friday, 02.6.2015 / 2:37 PM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Defenceman Martin Marincin was recalled on Thursday and joined the team today in Toronto. Oilers interim head coach wasn't tipping his hand in terms of what his lineup might look like on Saturday but he did say it was likely Marincin will play.

“It’s a strong possibility," he said. "We brought him up here for a reason. We haven’t made a decision on the lineup yet. I wanted to see how he was in practice — I thought he was fine. It gives us options on this trip.”

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POSTED ON Friday, 02.6.2015 / 11:02 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers are on the ice for practice in Toronto at the Leafs practice facility.

Forward line combinations are:

Purcell-RNH-Eberle
Fraser-Roy-Yakupov
Gazdic-Lander-Pakarinen
Hendricks-Gordon-Klinkhammer

Martin Marincin is on the ice but defence pairings are not yet apparent.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.5.2015 / 11:30 AM MT

The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have recalled defenceman Martin Marincin from the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons.

Marincin, 22, has registered seven points (7A) and 20 penalty minutes in 27 games with the Barons this season.

The 6’4”, 203-pound blueliner has appeared in 12 games this season with the Oilers, posting one assist and two penalty minutes.

The Oilers also announced they have placed defenceman Niki Nikitin on the injured reserve list.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 02.4.2015 / 9:39 AM MT
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Taylor Hall and Benoit Pouliot are absent from Oilers morning skate. Freshly recalled Iiro Pakarinen is on the left side with Derek Roy and Purcell.

Line Combinations:

Yakupov-RNH-Eberle
Pakarinen-Roy-Purcell
Fraser-Lander-Gazdic
Hendricks-Gordon-Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Ference-Petry
Klefbom-Schultz
Aulie-Fayne

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.3.2015 / 7:52 PM MT
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Oilers prospect and University of Denver defenceman Joey LaLeggia has been named the NCHC's Co-Player of the Month for January.

In 10 games last month, LaLeggia recorded 10 points (3-7-10), which included two game-winning goals.

LaLeggia leads all NCHC defencemen in scoring (22 points), shots on goal (89) and game-winning goals (3), according to a Pioneers press release.

LaLeggia was selected by the Oilers in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL draft.

The 5-foot-10, 185 pound LaLeggia is a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award. You can vote for him at hobeybaker.com.

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