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.
#Sens head coach Dave Cameron confirms that Robin Lehner will start in goal tomorrow against the Oilers.— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) February 13, 2015
Forward lines are:
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.
The Oilers are on the ice for an optional morning skate in New Jersey.
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.”
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.”
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.
Practice day in Newark. Hall back to EDM for further tests on injured left ankle. Petry not on ice. pic.twitter.com/qYCQmGyzTh— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) February 8, 2015
Taylor Hall, Benoit Pouliot and Jeff Petry are not skating. Forward lines are the same as last game:
No Hall or Pouliot at morning skate in Toronto. Looks like Teddy Purcell will play on the left side on the top line with RNH & Eberle.— Tom Gazzola (@TomGazzola) February 7, 2015
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