The Capilano Rehab Injury Report: Nurse Needed

Chris the Intern
December 15 2016 07:00AM

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One positive we can take from this year thus far, is the idea that with bad news comes good news. This is a much better change from last year's theme which was with bad news comes more bad news followed by more bad news later.

Darnell Nurse

Bad news is an understatement if you ask me about the news we heard this past week. Remember Darnell Nurse's foot injury? Turns out he needed surgery to repair ligament and bone damage to his ankle. Nurse's timeline is upwards of 12 long weeks, which means he won't be back until March. 

PERFECT! Nurse was having the best season of his two-season career and was really thriving on the back end for the Oilers. Here I thought we'd be missing him for maybe a month. But three months is a super long time to be without him, especially when (at the time) Brandon Davidson, Eric Gryba, and Mark Fayne were out. 

Speaking of Brandon Davidson, he finally made his season debut last night against Columbus! This was the good news I was talking about. Darnell Nurse's injury still sucks, but it doesn't suck half as bad now that we have Davidson back. Get well soon Darnell! Let's hope they give you the same meds as they gave Connor when he came back from his broken clavicle in record time. 

Eric Gryba has also been taken off the IR as of yesterday afternoon, and will play this Saturday against Tampa Bay. NO HORSE PLAY until then, Eric. We don't need another injury before then.

Mark Fayne

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Mark Fayne's repetitive injuries have been a mystery all year for us, so I don't expect anything to change. We know for a fact he hurt his leg from looking at the way he skated off on his last shift. Rumblings on Twitter claim his injury is groin related, which could very well make sense. His timeline is unknown, but if it is actually a groin injury, who knows when we'll see Mark again. Poor guy.  

Iiro Pakarinen 

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Iiro's knee injury is still keeping him out indefinitely. There has been no word on him skating, practicing, or what he wants for Christmas. Silver lining? Iiro Pakarinen is the only forward on the IR right now. 

Andrew Ference 

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AN-DREW FE-RENCE! *clap clap clap-clap-clap*

For your injury needs, visit our good friends over at the Capilano Rehab Centre! Visit their website or give them a call at (780) 466-1104. 

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#1 Hemmercules
December 15 2016, 07:43AM
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I almost forget Ference is even part of the Oilers until I see this article every week. Great guy but what a terrible contract for the Oilers.

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#2 McRaj
December 15 2016, 08:34AM
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Davidson made his season debut against the Flames not Columbus. Remember Chris? He got slew footed by Keith's boy. Them dirty dirty flames.

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#3 percy
December 15 2016, 08:35AM
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Hemmercules wrote:

I almost forget Ference is even part of the Oilers until I see this article every week. Great guy but what a terrible contract for the Oilers.

Will always be remembered for rallying the troops and marching them in the parade. Wonder if the brainless management figured that would boost moral. Even with the oilers struggling they look so much more like a an NHL hockey team than a year ago. patience, a lot of our problems are behind us. A couple trades and letting our def grow slowly will have its rewards. We were so far down a year ago that climbing out of that hole takes time. Just had to get rid of a few problems. Go Oilers

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#4 Semenko27
December 15 2016, 08:40AM
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percy wrote:

Will always be remembered for rallying the troops and marching them in the parade. Wonder if the brainless management figured that would boost moral. Even with the oilers struggling they look so much more like a an NHL hockey team than a year ago. patience, a lot of our problems are behind us. A couple trades and letting our def grow slowly will have its rewards. We were so far down a year ago that climbing out of that hole takes time. Just had to get rid of a few problems. Go Oilers

G-D Right , Sorry, Go Oliers.

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#5 Hemmercules
December 15 2016, 08:51AM
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percy wrote:

Will always be remembered for rallying the troops and marching them in the parade. Wonder if the brainless management figured that would boost moral. Even with the oilers struggling they look so much more like a an NHL hockey team than a year ago. patience, a lot of our problems are behind us. A couple trades and letting our def grow slowly will have its rewards. We were so far down a year ago that climbing out of that hole takes time. Just had to get rid of a few problems. Go Oilers

Obviously still some concerns but for the Oilers to be battling for the division at the end of December is huge. I expected a rocky road and they have delivered on that for sure but the team has obviously taken a step forward. Hopefully this little break and a bit more space in the schedule will help them get on top again. Professional athletes or not, 23 games in 43 days in a full contact sport has to be greulling on the body and the team has managed to stay healthy on their top end for the most part. Lots of guys including Mcdavid looked burnt out last game so hopefully they have jump on Saturday. I seem to remember the Oilers not looking that great after long breaks but they should at least be rested.

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#6 TKB2677
December 15 2016, 09:26AM
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Can the Oilers just put Fayne on long term injury and go Ference and pretend he isn't there anymore? Fayne is at best a #6. If he didn't shoot right, no one including all the stats people that make the tiny case for him to play, would give him a second thought.

Another bad Mac T move that Chia has to clean up and unless a miracle happens and he gets picked up in the expansion draft, the Oilers will have to buy out in the offseason.

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#8 @Hallsy4
December 15 2016, 01:45PM
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Chia is cleaning up messes left right and center. NIkitin, Ference, Fayner, Jultz, Yak, Scrivens..... And I'm sure there's more. Hopefully he doesn't create too many of his own. The ones I can think of are Griffin and Lucic and Sekera's may be debatable down the road. However, Lucic and Sekera, I think, should be at the very least decent NHL players at the end of their contract, and Good ones in the meantime. I only mention them because of the length and $$ of their contracts, and Sekera has been better than I expected.

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#9 @Hallsy4
December 15 2016, 01:47PM
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IMO the Oil have been very lucky with injuries this year. Iro is the only forward who's missed significant time, and he'd be in and out of the lineup, or in the AHL anyways. Also makes it better how Pitlick and Slep have stepped up. On D, Nurse is the only real regular who's been hurt, and there's finally a bit of depth back there where it isn't a huge issue IMO if he misses 3 months, although obviously the sooner he's back the better for his development and the team.

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#10 percy
December 15 2016, 03:49PM
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Semenko27 wrote:

G-D Right , Sorry, Go Oliers.

that too

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#11 David S
December 15 2016, 07:11PM
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Good on Ference for penning up a retirement contract I suppose. He must have destroyed his hip joint pretty bad to not be game ready for this long even after surgery. *Shrugs, vapes.*

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