TIMING MAY BE EVERYTHING FOR LUCKY LUKE

Lowetide
November 03 2014 09:05PM

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The Oklahoma City Barons are blowing the doors off the American Hockey League's goalies, having scored 32 goals in eight games. There are five forwards scoring at a point-per-game or better, and three of those players are considered legit NHL prospects. So when Taylor Hall was injured Saturday night, it meant opportunity. No one has been recalled yet, but men like Iiro Pakarinen (in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) are pushing for their chance. 

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Injuries, suspensions and waivers: Ference out 3 games.

Jason Gregor
November 03 2014 10:38AM

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The NHL announced that Andrew Ference will be suspended for three games due to his hit on Zach Kassian. Ference's suspension along with Nikita Nikitin's injury and Brad Hunt's demotion to the AHL means Keith Aulie will play his first NHL game as an Oiler tomorrow in Philly.

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Andrew Ference suspended; Keith Aulie recalled

Jonathan Willis
November 03 2014 10:28AM

On Monday, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety suspended Andrew Ference for three games as punishment for his check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian on Saturday night. Keith Aulie has been recalled to take his spot on the roster. 

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Monday Mailbag - November 3rd

baggedmilk
November 03 2014 08:25AM

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Welcome, welcome to another edition of the Monday Mailbag. By now, I'm sure you guys know the rules of said mailbag, but if you don't this whole feature is dependant on you. If you have a question, you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.  Without further adieu, you should grab a coffee and waste as much company time as humanly possible. Enjoy.

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Hall out 2-4 weeks.

Jason Gregor
November 02 2014 02:55PM

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The Oilers announced that Taylor Hall will be out two-four weeks with an MCL sprain to his left knee.

It was a freak injury. Hall went hard to the net and crashed into the goal post. It sucks he is injured, but he plays on the edge, and that is what makes him successful. He has altered his game over the years, but I don't think you can ask him to not play at top speed. I have no issue with how he plays.

With Hall out, the Oilers will need Nail Yakupov and David Perron to fill the void. It won't be easy.

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