BLOGS
POSTED ON Friday, 02.13.2015 / 11:19 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers are on the ice for practice at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa ahead of Saturday afternoon's game against the Senators. Benoit Pouliot is on the ice once again, as is Ben Scrivens. Matt Hendricks is not skating.

The team did not run lines.

|
|
|
POSTED ON Thursday, 02.12.2015 / 8:56 AM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
The Oilers are on the ice for morning skate at the Bell Center in Montreal. Benoit Pouliot is on the ice. As is Ben Scrivens, who took the ice early to test out his sore hamstring. After taking some shots in the first drill, Scrivens skated off. 

Forward lines are:

Pouliot/Purcell-RNH-Eberle
Hamilton-Roy-Yakupov
Hendricks-Gordon-Klinkhammer
Gazdic-Lander-Pakarinen
|
|
|
POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.10.2015 / 4:35 PM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers are on the ice for warm-ups at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island. Viktor Fasth is the only goaltender on the ice for Edmonton. The designated backup for tonight, Richard Bachman, has likely not made it to the rink on time.

Recent call-up Ryan Hamilton is skating on a line with Derek Roy and Nail Yakupov. Matt Fraser is not on the ice for the Oilers.

|
|
|
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.

|
|
|
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".

|
|
|
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.”

|
|
|
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. 

|
|
|
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
|
|
|
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
|
|
|
POSTED ON Friday, 02.6.2015 / 2:39 PM MT
By Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
|
|
|
INSIDE THE OILERS BLOG