Koskinen will start Saturday vs. the Stars.
Koskinen stopped 31 of the 33 shots that he faced in the Oilers win in Anaheim last Sunday. Mike Smith started the first two games of the week but Koskinen will start vs. the Stars this afternoon. He has yet to lose in regulation on home-ice, going 4-0-1 with a 2.12 GAA, .931 SV% and one shutout in six appearances. The Stars are 5-5-1 on the road and 29th in goal-scoring, so Koskinen is a strong option on a busy Saturday.
Smith will start Thursday vs. the Avalanche.
Smith allowed six goals on 25 shots in the Oilers loss in San Jose on Tuesday. Despite the rough night, the Oilers will go right back to Smith vs. the Avalanche, a team he's had success against in his career. He is 2-2-0 on home-ice and has a .913 SV% on the season. Consider him a solid option against Adam Werner, who makes his first career NHL start in the Avalanche crease.
Smith is in the starter's crease at the Oilers' morning skate.
Granlund will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Persson will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Haas will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Manning will be back in the Oilers lineup on Tuesday.
Gagner will be back in the Oilers lineup on Tuesday.
Nygard (ribs) will return to the Oilers lineup on Tuesday.
Nygard missed 13 games with a rib injury but is expected to play Tuesday in San Jose. Nygard has one goal on nine shots (11.1 SH%) in six games this season. He is expected to replace Markus Granlund in the Oilers' bottom-6.
Smith will start Tuesday in San Jose.
Smith allowed three goals on 23 shots in the Oilers loss to the Blues last Wednesday. Mikko Koskinen started the last two games but the Oilers will come back to Smith against a Sharks team that has won three in a row. Smith has been spectacular on the road this season, going 3-2-1 with a sparkling 1.31 GAAm .957 SV% and one shutout.
Koskinen starts Sunday in Anaheim.
The Oilers have activated Josh Archibald (foot) from IR; will play Friday.
Archibald has missed the last six games with a fractured foot but will play Friday vs. the Devils. Archibald has missed nine games this season with illness and fractured foot and has not registered a point in his eight games. He'll skate on a line with Riley Sheahan and Jujhar Khaira on Thursday.
Sheahan (undisclosed) will return to the Oilers lineup on Friday.
Sheahan has missed the last three games with an undisclosed injury but will play Friday vs. the Devils. Sheahan, who has no points and a minus-8 rating in 12 games this season, will centre their third line with Jujhar Khaira and Josh Archibald on his wings.
Manning will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Manning played 13:23 TOI on Wednesday but will be replaced by Joel Persson on Friday night. This will be the fourth time in five games that Manning has sat as a healthy scratch.
Persson will be back in the Oilers lineup on Friday.
Persson was a healthy scratch on Wednesday but will replace Brandon Manning in the lineup on Friday. Persson is still looking for his first career point, collecting just nine shots on goal and a minus-1 rating while playing 15:20 ATOI in eight games this season.
Koskinen will start Friday vs. the Devils.
Koskinen allowed three goals on 24 shots in the Oilers loss to the Coyotes on Monday. The Oilers continue to rotate their goalies, so tonight is Koskinen's turn and he draws the Devils on the tail-end of a back-to-back. The 31-year-old is 3-0-1 with a 2.57 GAA and .917 SV% on home-ice and New Jersey is 2-4-0 while averaging just 1.83 goals per game on the road.
Koskinen will likely start Friday vs. the Devils.
Koskinen allowed three goals on 24 shots in the Oilers loss to the Coyotes on Monday. The Oilers continue to rotate their goalies, so tonight is Koskinen's turn and he draws the Devils on the tail-end of a back-to-back.The 31-year-old is 3-0-1 with a 2.57 GAA and .917 SV% on home-ice and New Jersey is 2-4-0 while averaging just 1.83 goals per game on the road.
The Oilers have assigned Colby Cave to Bakersfield (AHL).
Cave appeared in three straight games with the Oilers but has been reassigned to Bakersfield, where he's got three assists in six games. Markus Granlund will likely replace him vs. the Devils on Friday.
Smith will start against the Blues on Wednesday.
Koskinen will start Monday vs. the Coyotes.
Koskinen allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Oilers loss in Detroit last Tuesday. Mike Smith started the last two games, including a 51-save performance on Saturday, so Koskinen will give him a breather on Monday. The 31-year-old netminder has gone 3-0-0 with a 2.48 GAA and .926 SV% on home-ice this season.