Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews out vs. Oilers due to upper-body soreness

Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews out vs. Oilers due to upper-body soreness

TORONTO — Auston Matthews will miss Friday’s Toronto-Edmonton game after suffering a minor injury when the teams met earlier this week. His absence is believed to be precautionary and isn’t expected to be long-term. Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe called it “upper-body soreness.” The team will be down two-thirds of their top line for the rematch against the Oilers with Joe Thornton also out with a rib fracture that will sideline him for four weeks. Matthews played 24:04 during Wedn

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2021-01-22

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2020-21 GAME 6: OILERS AT MAPLE LEAFS

2020-21 GAME 6: OILERS AT MAPLE LEAFS

Photo by Rob Ferguson As time goes by, you’ll say goodbye to so many things you’ve valued. Family, friends, a good recipe for rhubarb pie (where the hell is it?), and your favourite players from your town team. Still miss the jean jacket I owned at 20. As we get closer to mid-season, and the deadline, less Nuge contract talk means more realization that a decade of RNH may be the end of the line. Seldom have I enjoyed the intelligent play of an Oilers center more than the man from Bur

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2021-01-22

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Devin Shore Looks Safe Amidst Roster Shuffle

Devin Shore Looks Safe Amidst Roster Shuffle

Tonight, the Edmonton Oilers will look to get back to .500 and sweep a brief two-game series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They will likely do so with a new addition in the lineup. Forward James Neal skated on the top powerplay unit on Thursday in practice, and is likely to join the lineup for the first time this season. Oilers play-by-play voice Jack Michaels suspects that Neal could line up at five-on-five with Devin Shore and Josh Archibald. It’s notable that Shore, a training camp PTO,

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2021-01-22

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Hot Links: Friday, January 22

Hot Links: Friday, January 22

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images#Oilers @ #Leafs tonight. PLUS: The goals are coming, Tippett baffled, Matthews might miss out, Kassian, the PP, Barrie interview, and MORE! Morning, folks! It’s GAMEDAY, so you know the drill. See you ALL DAY. I also just don’t have too much to say in advance of this one. The Oilers have an opportunity to move to 0.500 for the first time since G2 tonight in Toronto against a Leafs outfit that might be without Auston Matthews. That’s obviously good new

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2021-01-22

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Game Notes: Neal discusses COVID and is Ready to Return

James Neal has dealt with a variety of injuries over his NHL career. Recovering from a knee, ankle, shoulder or toe injury isn’t ideal, but those were much different than how he had to deal with COVID. He battled it for over a month, but he’s healthy again and excited to return to the lineup. “I feel good,” said an upbeat Neal over the phone after practice. “Any hockey player would say they aren’t in game shape until they get in a few games, but I feel good. I had some good practic

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2021-01-22

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Edmonton Oilers: Dave Tippett sounds off on bad hockey games

In the world of professional hockey, a win is a win. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, it helps bring some positivity and optimism in the grand scheme of things. It’s not easy winning on the road and in a short, 56-game regular season, every team needs to be diligent in doing whatever it […] Edmonton Oilers: Dave Tippett sounds off on bad hockey games - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2021-01-22

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NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets, Penguins, Capitals, Maple Leafs, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is injury news on a few teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers. Meanwhile, speculation is that the Pittsburgh Penguins are actively looking to add a defenseman. The Columbus Blue Jackets are going to have to make a decision regarding the issues between Pierre-Luc Dubois and John […] The post NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets, Penguins, Capitals, Maple Leafs, Oilers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.        

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Date: 2021-01-22

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New Edmonton Oilers Barrie, Kahun, Shore and Koekkoek off to solid starts

The season is young, and it’s too early to assess the real value of most players on most NHL teams, but a number of incoming Edmonton Oilers are off to solid starts. The team added six newcomers who have worked their way into regular jobs, Tyson Barrie and Slater Koekkoek, Devin Shore and Kyle Turris at centre, and Jesse Puljujarvi and Dominik

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2021-01-22

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2020-21 Edmonton Oilers GM5 Review: That’s What I’m Talking About!

I can’t believe that I’m reading there are fans who are mad that the Edmonton Oilers won that game against Toronto with a defensive display that would’ve had Jacques Lemaire grinning from ear-to-ear. Well, it wasn’t that good. The Oilers did get lucky on a number of occasions from posts to pucks that squeaked through only to roll wide to Jason Spezza forgetting how to put a puck in the wide-open net. All of that said, Edmonton shut down the Maple Leafs’ potent forward attack and got s

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Date: 2021-01-22

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The Goals Are Coming

The Goals Are Coming

Leon Draisaitl scored his first goal of the season in Toronto last night. He’ll be looking for more. | Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty ImagesFor the Oilers, the goals aren’t coming easy. Will that change any time soon? Goals are coming at a premium for the Edmonton Oilers so far this year. Through five games, the Oilers have scored 13 total goals, which puts them in the bottom third of the league averaging 2.6 goals a game. Two games against the Canadiens ending in a total of two goals fo

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2021-01-22

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