Oilers waive Musil and Beck, assign four others to the AHL

Jonathan Willis
October 01 2016 05:18PM


The Oilers trimmed their training camp roster by six names on Saturday. Four players were assigned outright to the Bakersfield Condors to the AHL, while two others - David Musil and Taylor Beck - will need to clear waivers to be sent down.

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Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 10/1/2016 Edition

Jonathan Willis
October 01 2016 03:56PM

With each passing day, we get closer to the start of the 2016-17 NHL season and hockey games with actual value in the standings. We also get closer to completed rosters, a fact which means the names on the waiver wire get more interesting by the day.

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September 30 2016 05:02PM

The Edmonton Oilers exhibition schedule is underway, and of course we are putting Drake Caggiula in the Hall of Fame and mad as hell at those lollygagging veterans. We all understand there are many miles to go in the pre-season, but Caggiula is doing some things to get noticed. Chief among them: Shooting the puck!

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Maroon & Yakupov Day-To-Day With Lower Body Injuries

Chris the Intern
September 30 2016 03:00PM

I'm not saying that this is another edition of Chris The Intern's cursed, weekly injury report, but I'm not not saying that either. I am just here to inform you fine citizens, that Pat Maroon's leg did not fall off after that scary incident on Wednesday night, and that all will be back to normal soon enough!

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GDB -5.0: Nugent-Hopkins makes preseason debut

Jason Gregor
September 30 2016 01:06PM



Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will play his first preseason game tonight. He joined the Oilers on Tuesday after a five day break after playing six games at the World Cup. He feels stronger and quicker than last season and he's looking forward to regaining the form he had in 2014 and 2015.

After back-to-back 56 points seasons, Nugent-Hopkins' totals dipped to 34 last season. He only played 55 games due to injuries, but after a great first 13 games, RNH struggled mightily before breaking his hand in Florida on January 18th.

He had five goals and 11 points in his first 13 games. He was playing great, but then Connor McDavid got injured and Taylor Hall moved to a line with Leon Draisait, and RNH only scored three goals in his next 33 games before being injured in Florida.

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