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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.10.2015 / 10:00 AM MT

The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have recalled goaltender Richard Bachman (emergency recall) and winger Ryan Hamilton from the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons.

Bachman, 27, has posted a 14-4-3 record in 22 games this season with the Barons, including three shutouts, a 2.30 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.

Bachman was also named to the 2015 AHL All Star Game as a member of the Western Conference.

The 5’10”, 176-pound goaltender has appeared in three career games for the Oilers, registering a 3.02 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.

Hamilton, 29, has registered 29 points (15G, 14A), six penalty minutes and a plus 11 rating in 32 games with the Barons this season.

The 6’2”, 219-pound forward has appeared in 14 career NHL games, posting three assists and two penalty minutes and he has also played in two playoff games, notching one assist.

The Oilers also announced they have placed forwards Taylor Hall and Benoit Pouliot on the injured reserve list.

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.9.2015 / 9:23 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers are on the ice for an optional morning skate in New Jersey.

Jeff Petry is on the ice after taking a maintenance day on Sunday. Benoit Pouliot is also on the ice in full gear, skating with the team for the first time since his injury.

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.9.2015 / 8:20 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Oilers defenceman Mark Fayne makes his return to New Jersey tonight for the first time since signing with the Oilers in the offseason. He talked about his return:

“It’s a little different coming back here, dressing in the away locker room. But, again, it’s good to be back and see some guys but it’s a business trip. You’ve got to have a mindset of no friends out there and get two points.”

Click here to read more in our feature story "Fayne Returns Home".

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POSTED ON Sunday, 02.8.2015 / 11:51 AM MT
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POSTED ON Sunday, 02.8.2015 / 11:48 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Following practice, Coach Nelson gave updates on the status of Jeff Petry and Benoit Pouliot. Neither player skated on Sunday.

Nelson wasn't concerned with Petry, saying he expected him to play tomorrow.

“It was just a maintenance day with Petey. We spoke about it last night. Guys that were maybe not feeling right should take a day to get better and that’s all that happened with Petey.”

The coach added that Pouliot was doubtful for a return to the lineup on Monday.

“It’s day-to-day. We’ll see how he is tomorrow morning. He did take the ice briefly yesterday morning just to check it out so we’ll have to wait and see tomorrow.”

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POSTED ON Sunday, 02.8.2015 / 10:29 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers announced on Sunday that Taylor Hall has returned to Edmonton to undergo further assessment on his injured left ankle.

Following practice, Coach Todd Nelson explained the reason for sending Hall back.

“It wasn’t responded like we wanted it to. He’s going to get an MRI just to make sure that we know what we’re dealing with. Then we’ll go through the process after that,” Nelson stated. 

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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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