November 26 2009 09:29PM
HERE IT IS OFFICIALLY, as per Oilers release: OILERS HEMSKY TO HAVE SURGERY General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today right winger Ales Hemsky will undergo surgery to repair his left shoulder. Hemsky, 26, has played in 22 games this season recording seven goals and 15 assists. The Pardubice,Czech native has played his entire career with the Oilers skating in 443 games, tallying 353 points, including his 100th career goal on November 23 vs. the Phoenix Coyotes.
UPDATE FROM ROBIN B (12:42 MST): Given Quinn's reaction to the question about surgery being needed for Hemsky, we can only wait and see on this one. I'm trying to provide ON readers with the most up-to-date stuff here and I felt based on what I was told and who told me it was worth posting. The rumour spread pretty quickly among reporters this morning and I don't know if other outlets posted items, but they were certainly all over it when word got out. All I can tell you is my info didn't come from that "Did you hear about Hemsky?" buzz among reporters. All I can say at this point is I'm still inclined to believe what I was told -- I don't see why Hemsky would meet with doctors today to discuss the MRI if the opinion was "it'll be fine with 10 days rest." If the team provides an update, you'll get it here.
November 26 2009 12:45PM
The title to this article is correct. The Edmonton Oilers have elected to recall Ryan O'Marra and Colin McDonald (seen above in an *awesome* video) and send Liam Reddox down to Springfield.
November 26 2009 09:56AM
While the Oilers continue their slide into despair, dropping a 3-1 decision to the regal ice-dancers of Los Angeles, not everything is looking quite so down in the dumps at OilersNation.
November 25 2009 10:37PM
Los Angeles Kings: 3
Edmonton Oilers: 1
November 25 2009 10:07PM
You know, I held off on posting this earlier, because I didn't want to take any attention off of the game day, but man. The only thing that could have made this game any more boring would have been if two 80 year old men had called the play by play. But Bob Cole and Harry Neal had to retire sometime right?