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Connor McDavid Cleared to Practice as He Rehabs Knee

Connor McDavid Cleared to Practice as He Rehabs Knee

September 13th, 2019 EDMONTON — It's so far, so good for Connor McDavid in training camp as he rehabs his knee. The Edmonton Oilers' superstar forward was cleared for practice and didn't require a non-contact jersey as the team hit the ice today for the first tim...
NHL Rumors: Oilers, Lightning, Jets, Maple Leafs, More

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Lightning, Jets, Maple Leafs, More

September 13th, 2019 In today's NHL rumor rundown, one Edmonton Oilers forward seems to be retiring after serious and lingering back issues. What does that mean for the Oilers future and how does it explain the signings they did this summer? The Tampa Bay Lightning might waive or trade a goaltender and the Toronto...

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September 13th, 2019
Previews and Predictions

The Edmonton Oilers take the ice today with a new general manager and mostly new coaching staff making the decisions on the opening-night lineup. Training camp will commence with a crowded depth chart — particularly at the bottom end of the roster — and competition will be fierce throughout the preseason to determine the 23 players staying in Edmonton to start the regular season on Oct. 2, at home to Vancouver. Here are 10 of the storylines to watch between now and then as the Oilers attempt to piece together a playoff contender after missing the postseason for the past two campaigns: McDavid Watch Let’s get this one out of the way right off the hop. There is more optimism than concern surrounding the captain’s recovery from a knee injury sustained in the final game of last season, but Connor McDavid’s health is paramount to Edmonton’s success and any hope of the playoffs. Therefore, it is the biggest storyline of training camp but, as of today, all signs...
September 13th, 2019
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It’s been just over three years since an article appeared in this very spot suggesting the Edmonton Oilers might have stolen Tyler Benson with 32nd pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. While they and every other organization not named the Chicago Blackhawks missed the boat on Alex DeBrincat, the former Vancouver Giants standout seems poised to take a run at becoming an NHL regular this fall. Tyler Benson of the Vancouver Giants (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) After putting together what can only be viewed as a successful transition to the pro game during his first full season with the Bakersfield Condors in 2018-19, (15 G -51 A -66 Pts), expecting the Edmonton native to make that final leap doesn’t seem too farfetched. Though many have accused the Oilers of rushing prospects, outside of the recent mess with Jesse Puljujarvi, it has rarely been an issue. The Door Is Wide Open Now, if we are talking about putting an unreasonable ask on a youngster, with minimal...
September 12th, 2019
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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp Thursday with all eyes on, well, Connor McDavid's left knee. The Oilers' star centre has been skating strong and, based on recent pre-camp practices, injury-free. But he is waiting on the final w...
September 12th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers

In today's news and rumors on the Edmonton Oilers, Ken Holland spoke about just how much preseason time Connor McDavid will get, there are updates on the odds any players will attend training camp on a PTO and updates on the buzz surrounding Patrick Marleau being looked at by the organization. What's the latest on Jesse Puljujarvi? Will Evan Bouchard make the team? McDavid Might Get One Preseason Game When it comes to franchise centerpiece Connor McDavid, the Oilers clearly aren’t prepared to play him in more games than is absolutely necessary while he rehabs his injuries. When asked about how many games McDavid would play in the coming preseason, Oilers GM Ken Holland responded, "Either one at most or very likely zero… I’d rather be safe than sorry." Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid tries to get around Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Ron Hainsey (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) While the expectation is that McDavid should be good to go, Holland also...

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