Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom to miss 6-8 weeks after finger surgery

Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom to miss 6-8 weeks after finger surgery

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom will miss six-to-eight weeks after having surgery to repair an injured finger. Surgery for Oilers' Oscar Klefbom on his injured finger…out 6 to 8 weeks. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 15, 2018 Klefbom suffered the injury when he blocked a shot in Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. After that game, head coach Ken Hitchcock said the injury would sideline Klefbom for “weeks, not days.” The Oilers are dealing with a few in

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-12-15

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Oscark Klefbom to have surgery, will be out 6-8 weeks

The Oilers will be without their No. 1 defenceman for longer than we had originally hoped. Klefbom, who left Tuesday’s win in Colorado after blocking a shot, will have surgery on his finger, meaning he’ll miss six to eight weeks of action. Surgery for Oilers' Oscar Klefbom on his injured finger…out 6 to 8 weeks. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 15, 2018 We knew right after the game that Klefbom was going to be out for weeks rather than days, but this was pretty much the worst-c

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-15

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Salute to Alex Chiasson for setting a new career high in goals

In last night’s 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, Alex Chiasson set himself a new career high in goals with 14 after he scored midway through the first period to get the Oilers on the board. Best PTO ever? When the Oilers brought Alex Chiasson in on a PTO back in early September, not a whole lot was really expected of him in terms of production. Last year with the Caps, he had scored nine goals in 61 games which is nothing to scoff at for a bottom-six guy, but it was certainly nothing lik

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-15

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An early look at the trade deadline market

After an underwhelming start, the Oilers have pulled up their boots and have gone 9-2-2 since the hiring of Ken Hitchcock. The streak has undoubtedly saved the Oilers season, but nothing is certain. The roster, while currently looking like a playoff team, still has holes and issues that need to be addressed. Given the way things are headed, you have to assume the Oilers will be buying come trade deadline time. What do the Oilers need? There are two points of strength on the Oilers: down the m

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-15

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Edmonton Oilers: Sound Two-Way Play Wins Games

The Philadelphia Flyers were the latest victims in the Edmonton Oilers latest run up the Western Conference Standings last night. Can they keep this up? The Edmonton Oilers are firing on all cylinders, winning their latest game last night against the Philadelphia Flyers. After the overtime loss this team suffered against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday […] Edmonton Oilers: Sound Two-Way Play Wins Games - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2018-12-15

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Why I'm OK with Bob Nicholson's line in the sand for Peter Chiarelli

Why I'm OK with Bob Nicholson's line in the sand for Peter Chiarelli

This in from Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic, his interview with Oilers Entertainment Group boss Bob Nicholson where the future of Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli was touched on. Nugent-Bowman asked if Chiarelli’s job would be safe if the Oilers made the playoffs. “Yeah. There’s no question,” Nicholson. “I think there’s a lot of things that Peter hasn’t gotten credit for. He’s really started to build. You’re starting to see some of them come up now with the [Caleb] Joneses and

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-12-15

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Identifying each Western Canadian NHL team’s biggest weakness

Identifying each Western Canadian NHL team’s biggest weakness

As we approach the midpoint of the 2018-19 season, one thing I’ve noticed is that there have been far more in-season trades this year than in years past, and not just for AHL guys being shuttled around to fill holes for Calder Cup contenders or adding some character to help with prospect development. We’ve seen some actual NHLers on the move. Watch NHL games on Sportsnet NOW Stream over 500 NHL games blackout-free, including the Flames, Oilers, Leafs and C

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Date: 2018-12-15

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Why I'm OK with Bob Nicholson's line in the sand for Peter Chiarelli

Why I'm OK with Bob Nicholson's line in the sand for Peter Chiarelli

This in from Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic, his interview with Oilers Entertainment Group boss Bob Nicholson where the future of Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli was touched on. Nugent-Bowman asked if Chiarelli’s job would be safe if the Oilers made the playoffs. “Yeah. There’s no question,” Nicholson. “I think there’s a lot of things that Peter hasn’t gotten credit for. He’s really started to build. You’re starting to see some of them come up now with the [Caleb] Joneses and

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-12-15

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 16 – Talbot and RNH Rumours, Andrew Ference and Goodbye Intern

The boys on the Oilersnation podcast are back this week with the 16th version of the pod. In this week’s episode, Chris unveils the absolute worst way to eat a bowl of Shreddies in the morning and tries to defend his horrible life choice. After recovering from the disaster that is Chris’ cereal routine, the boys dove into a recap of the overtime loss in Winnipeg from Thursday night. Considering the way the game ended, we discuss the goalies and the maddening trend of people trying to trade

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-15

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Takeaways from Ken Hitchcock’s lineup decisions for the Oilers against the Flyers

Hitchcock did something he has not had to do too often over his first 13 games in Edmonton, making a mid-game shift to his third and fourth lines.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-12-15

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