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POSTED ON Monday, 25.03.2013 / 1:15 PM
By Ryan Dittrick - edmontonoilers.com / Rinkside
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be back in action tonight as the Oilers battle the Nashville Predators in the Music City. The 19-year-old had missed the past two games with an illness and was placed on the IR retroactive to last Sunday. As a result of his activation, the Oilers have assigned left-winger Teemu Hartikainen to the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons.

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POSTED ON Friday, 22.03.2013 / 12:04 PM
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with Oil Kings centre Travis Ewanyk on a three-year entry level contract.
 
Ewanyk, 19, has played five seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. He helped the Oil Kings to the 2012 WHL Championship and Edmonton's first Memorial Cup appearance in modern day franchise history.
 
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POSTED ON Sunday, 10.03.2013 / 2:40 PM

The Oilers are making a number of lineup changes as the team is starting to get much healthier.

"We're bringing Shawn Horcoff back in. Teemu Hartikainen is coming off IR. We've put Eric Belanger onto IR. He's going to be going home tonight. It's definitely an injury in the groin area that needs some care and some time," said Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger.

"Theo Peckham will come out and Corey Potter goes back in. We'll be changing the pairs around a little bit. (and we're changing) all the lines around."

Krueger added that Ales Hemsky is also drawing back into the lineup but he would not tip his hand on the new line combinations or defence pairings for tonight.

"We have just now got all the information in. I can tell you the scratches will be tonight definitely Ben Eager and Theo Peckham. Mark Fistric remains in the IR status. Eric Belanger moves to the IR status. It will be a game time decision on Petrell and/or Jones but everybody else will be in."

Krueger said that the Belanger injury occurred late in the Nashville contest.

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POSTED ON Friday, 08.03.2013 / 11:22 AM

Oilers GM Steve Tambellini announced this morning that centre Chris VandeVelde has been assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons.

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POSTED ON Monday, 04.03.2013 / 11:12 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired RW Mike Brown from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Brown, 27, is listed at 5-11 and 212 pounds. He played for the University of Michigan and has 25 points and 519 penalty minutes in 254 career games with Vancouver, Anaheim and Toronto.

This season, he has one assist and 70 PIM and is +1 in 12 GP.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 3:57 PM

The Oilers skated at Xcel Energy Center Sunday morning and head coach Ralph Krueger gave a series of updates regarding injury status of a handful of players.

"Taylor's still feeling a strain in his leg that we want to err to the cautious side of this type of injury. We're seeing four days of rest versus forcing him in today," said Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger. "It's day-to-day where we expect him back really soon."

Krueger did remark that there has been improvement in Hall's status since Friday. He did not skate this morning.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 27.02.2013 / 2:00 PM
By Ryan Dittrick - edmontonoilers.com / Rinkside

As first reported by Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman and then ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the National Hockey League is proposing a new realignment plan. In the proposal, the League would shift from six divisions to four.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings would move to the Eastern Conference, while the Winnipeg Jets would move to the West.

In the proposed realignment plan, the Western Conference's Pacific and Midwest Divisions would hold seven teams each. The Eastern Conference's Central and Atlantic Divisions would have eight.

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