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POSTED ON Friday, 11.04.2014 / 12:46 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers are on the ice for their final practice of the 2013-14 season.

Hall-RNH-Eberle
Smyth-Lander-Perron
Hendricks-Acton-Pinizzotto

Pitlick and Larsen are the extra forwards.

On defence,

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Marincin-Petry
Fraser-Belov
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POSTED ON Friday, 11.04.2014 / 12:42 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers announced that they will hold a news conference at Rexall Place today at 2:00 p.m. MDT. You can watch it live in the Oilers Mobile App and at edmontonoilers.com.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.04.2014 / 3:21 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Oklahoma City Barons defenceman Brad Hunt has been named a Second Team American Hockey League All Star.

Hunt has enjoyed a career-best season. Through 62 games, the defenceman has scored 49 points (11-38-49) for a franchise record for points by a defenceman. The previous best of 48 was set by Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz last season. Schultz was named the AHL’s Defenceman of the Year for that performance.

Hunt is currently fourth amongst AHL defencemen in scoring.

The blueliner earned his first NHL call up this season, playing three games for Edmonton.

Hunt was also a member of the 2011-12 Chicago Wolves, who were coached by Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.04.2014 / 2:10 PM
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
Brad Hunt (photo by Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club)
Oklahoma City Barons defenceman and Oilers prospect Brad Hunt has been named to the American Hockey League's second all-star team.

In 62 games played this season, Hunt has 11 goals and 38 assists for 49 points. He is also +9. Nine of his goals have come on the power play.

From TheAHL.com:

Second-year pro Brad Hunt has 11 goals and 38 assists for 49 points in 62 games with Oklahoma City this season, notching more points in a Barons uniform than any other player in 2013-14. Hunt, who signed his first NHL contract with Edmonton last offseason, has picked up his play in the second half with 31 points and a plus-9 rating in his last 28 games, helping the Barons make a push towards the Calder Cup Playoffs. The 25-year-old native of Ridge Meadows, B.C., made his NHL debut with the Oilers on Jan. 3 and appeared in three contests.

Here's the entire list of AHL All Stars:

2013-14 AHL First All-Star Team

Goaltender - Jake Allen, Chicago Wolves (49gp, 30-16-3, 2.09gaa, .926sv%, 6so)
Defence - T.J. Brennan, Toronto Marlies (70gp, 22+44=66pts., 12 PPG, 4 GWG)
Defence - Adam Clendening, Rockford IceHogs (70gp, 12+44=56pts., +7, 19 PP pts.)
Left Wing - Mike Hoffman, Binghamton Senators (51gp, 30+37=67pts., +11, 12 PPG)
Centre - Travis Morin, Texas Stars (62gp, 31+50=81pts., +13, 10 PPG)
Right Wing - Colton Sceviour, Texas Stars (54gp, 32+31=63pts., +11, 13 PPG, 6 GWG)

2013-14 AHL Second All-Star Team

Goaltender - Petr Mrazek, Grand Rapids Griffins (30gp, 22-7-1, 2.03gaa, .927sv%, 3so)
Defence - Adam Almquist, Grand Rapids Griffins (69gp, 4+48=52pts., +9, 27 PP pts.)
Defence - Brad Hunt, Oklahoma City Barons (62gp, 11+38=49pts., +9, 9 PPG)
Left Wing - Zach Boychuk, Charlotte Checkers (65gp, 35+35=70pts., 17 PPG, 4 GWG)
Centre - Andy Miele, Portland Pirates (65gp, 27+42=69pts., 33 PP pts.)
Right Wing - Spencer Abbott, Toronto Marlies (64gp, 17+52=69pts., +10, 9 PPG)
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POSTED ON Wednesday, 09.04.2014 / 8:40 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Read the Press Release

The Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman Darnell Nurse, the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.

Nurse finished this season with 50 points (13-37-50) in 64 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL. He tied for the team lead in scoring during the playoffs with eight points (3-5-8) in nine games.

Nurse joins the Barons in the thick of a tight AHL playoff race. OKC is currently 7th in the Western Conference with five games remaining in the regular season.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 09.04.2014 / 2:48 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

Edmonton Oilers goalie prospect Laurent Brossoit, 21, has been named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team. With the Bakersfield Condors, Brossoit has played in 36 games this season, posting a record of 24-9-2.

Brossoit is tied for first in the ECHL with his 24 wins, while standing at first in shutouts (8), second in goals-against average (2.05) and tied for second in save percentage (.924).

His eight shutouts are tied for an ECHL single-season record and he has been named ECHL Goaltender of the Week three times.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 09.04.2014 / 2:06 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
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POSTED ON Wednesday, 09.04.2014 / 1:20 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

There is no Boyd Gordon on the ice for the start of practice.

The forward lines are as follows:

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Smyth-Gagner-Perron

Pitlick-Lander-Larsen

Hendricks-Acton-Pinizotto

Ben Scrivens was shaken up after taking a hard shot to the collarbone area but he appears to be okay and has returned to practice.

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.04.2014 / 1:43 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
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POSTED ON Monday, 07.04.2014 / 12:34 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

It's just an off-ice workout for the Oilers this morning as the Rexall Place ice has been covered in preparation for a concert.

We'll have interviews with several Oilers shortly, including the NHL's first star of the week Taylor Hall.

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