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Edmonton Oilers activate James Neal from injured reserve

The Edmonton Oilers have activated James Neal from the injured reserve.

Neal, 33, missed Oilers training camp and the first five games of the season after contracting COVID-19. Neal detailed his bought with the virus to Jason Gregor.

He is set to make his season debut tonight and is expected to dress on the Oilers fourth line and top power play unit.

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The Oilers also loaned Joakim Nygard to the taxi squad, assigned goaltender Olivier Rodrigue to the Bakersfield Condors, and recalled goaltender Dylan Wells from the Condors. Wells has subsequently been placed on the taxi squad.

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