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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2014 / 3:50 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Despite Taylor Hall's injury, the Oilers did not call up another forward from Oklahoma City. Head Coach Dallas Eakins said after practice on Monday that he felt that Will Acton deserved a shot.

"How can you not put him in? He’s worked hard, he’s put his nose to the grindstone and he understands his role," Eakins stated. "He can play centre and can play wing. To just bypass someone who’s been just sitting, waiting, I think it’s terribly wrong and I think it’s terribly disrespectful."

Acton has only played two games out of 11 for the Oilers since making the team out of camp. He has no points and five penalty minutes with a -1 rating.

"We’ll give Will a chance here early and if we have to make adjustments, we will," said Eakins.

At practice on Monday, Acton skated on the fourth line with Boyd Gordon and Jesse Joensuu.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2014 / 12:24 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers defence pairings at practice in Philly:

Marincin-Petry
Nikitin-Schultz
Klefbom-Fayne
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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2014 / 12:06 PM
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have recalled defenceman Keith Aulie from the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons.

Aulie, 25, has registered one assist in eight games with the Barons this season. The Oilers also announced they have placed winger Taylor Hall on the injured reserve list.
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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2014 / 11:52 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers are on the ice for practice at Penn University in Philadelphia.

Forward lines:

Pouliot-RNH-Eberle
Purcell-Arcobello-Perron
Hendricks-Draisaitl-Yakupov
Acton-Gordon-Joensuu

The players are also wearing jerseys corresponding to power play units:

Unit 1: Arcobello-Pouliot-RNH-Eberle-Schultz
Unit 2: Draisaitl-Perron-Purcell-Yakupov-Nikitin
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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2014 / 11:42 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The NHL has suspended Oilers defenceman Andrew Ference three games for a hit to the head of Vancouver's Zack Kassian on Saturday.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2014 / 2:38 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Oilers captain Andrew Ference will have a Player Safety hearing on Monday related to his hit on Vancouver's Zack Kassian. From the NHL's Player Safety website:

Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday.

At 14:03 of the second period of the Oilers' game Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks, Ference hit Cancuks forward Zack Kassian. Ference was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head. Kassian was not injured on the play.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head, charging. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 02.11.2014 / 4:40 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers announced that Taylor Hall will be out two to four weeks with an MCL sprain.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 02.11.2014 / 12:00 PM

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

Klefbom, 21, has registered seven points (1G, 6A), two penalty minutes and a plus seven rating in six games with the Barons this season.

The Oilers also announced they have placed defenceman Brad Hunt on waivers for the purpose of assignment and put defenceman Nikita Nikitin on the injured reserve list.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 02.11.2014 / 11:05 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers announced on Sunday morning that Taylor Hall will not join the team to start their upcoming five-game road trip. He will remain in Edmonton and be evaluated by the Oilers medical team.

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POSTED ON Friday, 31.10.2014 / 5:45 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers announced today they have loaned defenceman Brandon Davidson to the Oklahoma City Barons.

Davidson has been recovering from an off-season groin injury. The defenceman played in 68 games for the Barons last season, recording 13 points (5-8-13) and 58 penalty minutes.

He was drafted in the sixth round, 162nd overall, in 2010.

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