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Matheson: Nygard needs surgery on broken hand

Edmonton Oilers F Joakim Nygard has suffered a broken hand that will require surgery, the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson reported Friday. Nygard suffered the injury Wednesday night against the Calgary Flames.

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Matt Benning joins Oilers in Montreal

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Matt Benning has joined the team amid their road trip. Benning has missed significant time this season after suffering a concussion Nov. 19 against the San Jose Sharks.

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Oscar Klefbom set to play against Buffalo

Oilers fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief as it appears Oscar Klefbom will be playing tonight against Buffalo. Klefbom took a shot off the leg late in the New Year’s Eve game against the New York Rangers, and gingerly left the game.

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Tomas Jurco undergoes hip surgery

Edmonton Oilers F Tomas Jurco has undergone surgery to fix a lingering hip issue, he said in an Instagram post Sunday. In a post shared around 10 a.m., Jurco didn’t specify how long he would be out for, but said: “I’m confident I will soon be back to doing what I love.”

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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.