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POSTED ON Monday, 30.09.2013 / 12:12 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Ryan Hamilton and Philip Larsen both cleared waivers this morning and both were assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons.

Vancouver claimed Ryan Stanton off waivers from Chicago and that was the only waiver action in the NHL today.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 29.09.2013 / 10:09 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Via Twitter, this morning, Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins announced that Andrew Ference will be named the 14th captain in the history of the Edmonton Oilers.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 29.09.2013 / 10:08 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers hit the ice at Rexall Place on Sunday and we will have updates for you throughout the day.

It was a busy Sunday morning for the Oilers. In addition to naming Andrew Ference captain, they announced that Ryan Hamilton and Philip Larsen were placed on waivers. The club then claimed forward Luke Gazdic off waivers from Dallas.

Also, Corey Potter (back), Steve MacIntyre (knee) and Denis Grebeshkov (groin) were not skating at the team's practice at Rexall Place. That left 12 healthy forwards and six healthy defencemen on the ice:

Smyth - Hall - Hemsky
Perron - Arcobello - Eberle
Joensuu - Gordon - Yakupov
Eager - Acton - Brown

Ference - J.Schultz
Smid - Petry
N.Schultz - Belov

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POSTED ON Thursday, 26.09.2013 / 7:47 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers made it official on Thursday evening. After he cleared waivers earlier in the day, they assigned forward Ryan Jones to the Oklahoma City Barons.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 26.09.2013 / 5:19 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are in Oklahoma City today to practice and prepare for tomorrow's final pre-season game against the Dallas Stars.

Prior to practice, members of the team took part in some community activities, visiting a local school.

Once the team hit the ice, it was all business as the team skated in what could be the likely lines for tomorrow's contest.

Smyth - Hall - Hemsky
Joensuu - Arcobello - Eberle
Perron - Gordon - Yakupov
MacIntyre - Acton - Brown

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also skated with Ben Eager and Ryan Hamilton.

On defence, the seven blueliners were:

Ference - J. Schultz
Smid - Petry
Belov - Larsen

Nick Schultz was the extra defenceman rotating into the pairings.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 25.09.2013 / 1:03 AM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Shortly after tonight's game against the Rangers, the Oilers assigned four players. The team assigned defenceman Taylor Fedun to the Oklahoma City Barons plus forwards Tyler Pitlick and Anton Lander.

Defenceman Darnell Nurse was also sent to Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League.

We have will have full reaction coming up.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 24.09.2013 / 1:09 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers had an optional morning skate on Tuesday. We had interviews with Darnell Nurse, Tyler Pitlick and of course head coach Dallas Eakins. Here's what we've got so far:

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POSTED ON Monday, 23.09.2013 / 12:59 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish addressed the media following morning skate on Monday to talk mainly about the acquisition off waivers of Steve MacIntyre and Sam Gagner's injury.

MacTavish said that the team had been looking for some toughness for quite some time.

"It shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone that we've picked up some size and toughness. There was a need," he began. "Watching the Buffalo-Leafs game last night and after what happened to us with Vancouver (the Oilers needed a deterrent)."

The GM added that he expects MacIntyre to play five to six minutes a game.

"We know the type of player he is and the type of person he is. We think he's going to fit in well."

Regarding Gagner, MacTavish said that a plate or two will be inserted to repair the broken jaw. There is no current timeline on the centre's return.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 22.09.2013 / 3:28 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers skated at Millennium Place on Sunday as one full group for the first time in this pre-season, the reason being that eight players were trimmed from the camp roster in the morning.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 22.09.2013 / 3:08 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

When the Oilers signed centre Boyd Gordon this past off-season, the thought was that he would slot in as the team's third-line centre behind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Sam Gagner. Now that the latter two are both injured for what could potentially be a big chunk of October, Gordon will likely be asked to play a more offensive role than he has been used to.

"Whatever you have to do to help this team win," Gordon began. "If I've got to move up or whatever the case, sometimes when you lose one of your better players it brings everybody together and makes everybody bear down a little bit more and focus on what they have to do to help the team win."

Playing with offensive players isn't something new for Gordon as he has been placed on a line with the likes of David Perron, Nail Yakupov and Ales Hemsky in his two pre-season games so far. He has acquitted himself well, with three assists and a +2 rating in those games to rank tied for second on the team in points in the exhibition campaign.

"When you play with skill guys, you want to make plays and contribute. I don't play an overly flashy game but you try to fit in as best you can. If you're playing those minutes, that's what's expected."

Gordon skated with Linus Omark and Yakupov on Sunday.

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