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Caggiula out and Slepyshev questionable for tomorrow’s rematch with the Devils

According to Jack Michaels, Drake Caggiula has been ruled out for tomorrow’s rematch against the Devils and Anton Slepyshev will be a game time decision. Who will play 2RW? Place your bets.

The Edmonton Oilers depth at right wing takes another hit today as two of the guys that would potentially line up in those slots are either injured or questionable. That’s bad news no matter which way you slice it. With Drake Caggiula out after blocking a bomb from Ryan Pulock in last night’s game, and Slepyshev suffering from some unknown ailment, the Oilers are running out of options to play in the top six. Slepyshev would be an obvious guess to tap in, but he ended up being a scratch in last night’s game and is apparently questionable for tomorrow night so who knows what’s going on with him?

One thing is for sure, the Oilers are burning through their depth chart looking for answers on the right wing and they’re starting to run out of options. Are we getting close to a Ty Rattie call up? Is Puljujarvi going to make an appearance before the month is over? What happens if Slepyshev can’t play tomorrow? Regardless of what happens, the Oilers are running out of bodies and you have to wonder what Chiarelli plans on doing to fill the VOID.

THE FALLEN

Caggiula

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2017-18 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 1 1 2 2 -5
NHL Totals   69 8 12 20 18   13 3 0 3 25

Slepyshev

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2017-18 Bakersfield Condors* AHL 1 0 0 0 2 1
2017-18 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 0 1 1 0 -1
NHL Totals   61 4 8 12 6   12 3 0 3 4

Source: Jack Michaels, Verified Twitter Account, 11/09/2017 1:20pm MST