October 01 2011 10:57PM
Steve Tambellini announced on After Hours on CBC that Ladislav Smid has a separated A/C joint, but didn't say how long he'll be out.
The Oilers blueline wasn't that strong to begin with, and Smid's injury will put even more pressure on the backend.
You have to think the Oilers will be claiming a D-man on waivers sometime this week.
October 01 2011 03:42PM
Preseason victories don't mean much, but last night's victory over Minnesota had to be one of the most empty victories the organziation has ever had. Taylor Fedun's season is over, and his career possibly in jeapordy, after a horrific collision fractured his femur. It is hard to fathom why the NHL didn't institute hybrid icing this off-season, because Fedun's injury was the exact reason why many wanted the rule tweaked.
October 01 2011 06:27AM
A young man's playing career is in jeopardy, the injuries keep piling up and the Edmonton Oilers aren't even at the starting gate. Is the story of the season being written before launch?
October 01 2011 12:20AM
Calls had been coming from many corners for GM Steve Tambellini to bolster his blue line long before Taylor Fedun was carted off the ice at the Xcel Energy Center Friday, joining Ladislav Smid and Taylor Chorney as casualties in a 4-3 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild.
September 30 2011 10:55AM
Yesterday the Oilers sent Antti Tyrvainen, Yann Danis and Colten Teubert to OKC leaving the Oilers with 32 players in camp. With Ryan Whitney likely not ready for opening night, and Sam Gagner highly questionable, Tom Renney will probably only make four or five more cuts after the weekend.
The openings are more for the pressbox than on the ice, but tonight and tomorrow's games will impact those staying more in the pocket book than on the ice.