September 30 2015 01:39PM
There are probably not too many headlines worse than "Jordan Eberle out four to six weeks" as far as the Oilers are concerned, but you'd have to think those would involve longer lengths of time, or the names "Taylor Hall" and "Connor McDavid." Beyond that, disasters don't get much bigger.
September 30 2015 10:52AM
One way or another, the list of healthy bodies in training camp is getting trimmed. Wednesday morning was a busy day on the news front for the Edmonton Oilers, as we learned both that star winger Jordan Eberle will be out of action for a significant period of time and that the team had made another round of training camp cuts.
September 30 2015 10:23AM
If the Oilers were completely healthy, it would be extremely difficult to think about adding any forward to the roster. But with Jordan Eberle and Teddy Purcell both injured in the preseason, there just might be room for a little bit of insurance on the wing.
In related news, Magnus Paajarvi found his way to the waiver wire on Tuesday.
September 29 2015 08:43PM
Jordan Eberle was injured midway through the first period. Kyle Chipchura hit him, but it was not a hard or violent hit. Eberle was in an awkward position when the hit occurred, and after the contact he was favouring his right shoulder.
He left the ice and went directly to the dressing room, and will not return tonight.
September 29 2015 06:33PM
The Oilers play the Arizona Coyotes tonight looking to continue their red-hot preseason. The Oilers are 5-0, and while the results mean nothing in the standings, these wins do mean something for the psyche of this team. Winning feels good, and they haven't experienced much of it the past five seasons.
The more they win, the more they'll believe in themselves and their coach. It is another necessary step on the road back to respectability, and the Oilers will ice their most NHL-ready roster of the preseason.