More bad news for Oilersnation today as the Edmonton Oilers have placed Cam Talbot on the injured reserve and recalled Nick Ellis from the Bakersfield Condors.
For a city that needed some good news right now, this was definitely not it. Frankly, having Talbot placed on the IR is the opposite of good news. Despite his struggles early in the season, Dadbot was starting to round himself back into form and was starting to look more like the guy that led us to the playoffs last year. By putting him on the IR, the Oilers will be without their starter for at least a week, giving Brossoit a chance to get some reps in.
Talbot had an MRI yesterday which revealed some issues with a previous injury from this season. It’s not believed to be too serious at this point but needs some recovery time.
— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) November 30, 2017
Talbot missed yesterday’s practice with an undisclosed upper body injury and hadn’t yet been ruled out for today’s game. Clearly, whatever the doctors saw was enough to require that Talbot spend a week on the shelf, making way for LB to take his place for the time being. Brossoit will get thrown into the deep end tonight as the high scoring Maple Leafs are in town. Now that he’ll be the starter for the next week at least, Peter Chiarelli’s gamble to not go out and get an experienced back up goalie will be put under the microscope.
Here’s hoping that Talbot can pull a Carey Price and come back with a fire in his heart and a chip on his shoulder.
Laurent Brossoit’s season so far
Source: Edmonton Oilers, Official Twitter Account, 11/30/2017, 10:00am MST