The Edmonton Oilers are getting some huge reinforcements as the team activated defenceman Darnell Nurse from the injured reserve.
The club announced the move Sunday morning, and it’s expected he will return to the Oilers lineup as they face the L.A. Kings.
The rearguard was placed on the injured reserve Nov. 19 after breaking his finger blocking a shot. Nurse missed seven games, but the Oilers held strong without him going 5-2 and posting a +6 goal differential.
Nurse, 26, has appeared in 16 games this season notching 11 assists.

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