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Oilers recall Skinner on emergency basis, Smith injured

The Edmonton Oilers recalled goaltender Stuart Skinner on an emergency basis and announced goaltender Mike Smith is day-to-day with a leg injury. The team also announced F Zack Kassian is day-to-day with a back injury, while DKris Russell has left the team to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.

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Sam the Strong

There are few stories that have made me feel warm and fuzzy like the story of Sam Gagner. He was a favorite of mine a decade ago when he was drafted by Edmonton, and I was disappointed to have ever seen him leave.

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It’s time the NHL reworks suspensions

Robert Bortuzzo’s four-game suspension is a joke and a prime example of why the National Hockey League needs to rework the way they issue suspensions. Bortuzzo, a repeat offender in the eyes of the Department of Player Safety, only received a four-game suspension for repeatedly cross-checking Viktor Arvidsson in the small of his back.

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Bottom-six starting to show up

As Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl continue to dominate the league as the most explosive duo on the ice, the Edmonton Oilers bottom-six is starting to show up in their own right. Jujhar Khaira, Markus Granlund, and Gaetan Haas, namely, are all have started to bring some offensive contributions to the club.

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The curious case of Alex Chiasson

Alex Chiasson was one of the biggest storylines around the Edmonton Oilers last season. Riding the coattails of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, he had a career year scoring 22 goals adding 16 assists.

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The Oilers should claim Brandon Pirri

The bottom-six forwards for the Edmonton Oilers can be described as sitting somewhere between complete wasteland and a nuclear fallout zone. Things are not good and Edmonton is not getting any contribution from the likes of Jujhar Khjaira, Patrick Russell, Markus Granlund, Josh Archibald or Riley Sheahan.

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Calling up Caleb Jones

Is it time for the Edmonton Oilers to call up Caleb Jones? The young defenceman, now in his third-year in the American Hockey League, is starting a make a case for playing NHL minutes.

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Here comes the cavalry

Friday’s win over the New Jersey Devils was a nice one. Edmonton scored lots of goals. New Jersey did not. Not a bad recipe for winning a game if you ask me.

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The Oilers and their defence

At this point in the season, we start to see who is legit and who isn’t. And it’s not just for teams but for the players who play on them.