Dylan Holloway returns to Edmonton Oilers lineup Thursday against Chicago Blackhawks
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By Zach Laing1 year ago
The Edmonton Oilers are getting a boost to their lineup Thursday night with forward Dylan Holloway returning from injury.
Holloway missed the last four Oilers games after finding himself on the receiving end of a big hit against the Buffalo Sabres. In just his third NHL game, Holloway received a pass in the neutral zone from Warren Foegele, only to turn and be met with a devastating hit by Buffalo defenceman Ilya Lybushkin.
Holloway hit the ice and left the game and just got back into practice a few days ago.
No reports surfaced early in the day Thursday indicating his return to the lineup, so it was a surprise when 15 minutes before puck drop he was named as drawing into the lineup. With Holloway returning to the lineup, the Oilers opted to make defenceman Ryan Murray a healthy scratch.
Murray has been fighting the puck early this season with the Oilers. When he’s been on the ice at 5×5, the Oilers have been outscored 6-2.
Holloway, meanwhile, shined for the Oilers in development camp and the preseason and will play on the fourth line alongside Devin Shore and Derek Ryan.
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at email@example.com.
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