Keith Aulie has been suspended for two games for his head check on Matt Stajan.
Aulie was given a match penalty and a game misconduct late in the first period of an eventual 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames on Wednesday in Calgary.The Oilers face the Avalanche on Friday and the Islanders on Sunday. The 25-year-old will be eligible to return against the Red Wings on January 6th.
Aulie in; Nikitin out.
Nikitin has been struggling as of late and was benched on Friday vs. the Devils. Aulie served as a healthy scratch last night, but will be back in tonight. He has no points, a plus-4 rating and 19 PIMS in seven games this season.
Aulie will make his Edmonton Oilers’ debut on Thursday.
Aulie, who was recalled on Monday, will replace Martin Marincin in the lineup on Thursday vs. the Bruins. Aulie had one assist in eight games with Oklahoma City (AHL) before he was recalled. He is not know for his offence, so he is not fantasy relevant.
The Oilers have recalled Keith Aulie from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Aulie, 25, has been recalled because Andrew Ference was suspended for three games this afternoon. Aulie has one assist in eight games with OKC this season. He is a big, physical defensive-defenseman, so he is not known for his offensive game. He has just 13 points (4G / 9A) in 136 career NHL games.
The Oilers have signed Keith Aulie to a one-year contract worth $800K.
Aulie, 25, only had one assist with a minus-3 rating in just 15 games with the Lightning this season. He heads to an Oilers team with a young and inexperienced blueline, so he will be given a chance to battle for playing time.
Aulie (hand) will return to the Lightning blueline tonight.
Aulie hasn't played since December 5 and missed 21 games over the span. The 24-year-old defenseman has yet to record a point and is a minus-3 in six games this season. He will replace the injured Victor Hedman (foot) in the lineup tonight.
Aulie missed the final 7:14 of the second period and did not come out for the third period after suffering what is believed to be a hand injury, though the team reported it as an upper body injury.
That adds to a list that already includes defensemen Radko Gudas (upper body) and Eric Brewer (lower body) as well as Brian Lee, who has missed the entire season with a knee injury. Victor Hedman also left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury. Consider Aulie day-to-day, regardless he is not fantasy relevant when healthy.
Aulie (upper-body) will return to the Lightning blueline tonight.
Aulie was injured in the same game as Steven Stamkos, but will return tonight after seven game absence. Aulie is expected to dress as the team's seventh defenseman. He has yet to record a point in three games.
Aulie (upper-body) will not dress tonight.
Aulie was injured in a tough loss for the Lightning on Monday. Aulie's injury was one of three for Tampa Bay yesterday. He was dressed as the team's seventh defenseman, so he will likely be replaced by recent call-up J.T Brown.
Aulie left Monday with an upper-body injury.
It was only the second time Aulie has dressed this season. He played 8:32 today, but is considered day-to-day after a game where the Lightning lost Steven Stamkos and Sami Salo.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Keith Aulie to a one-year contract.
Aulie is a big defenseman but that doesn't do much for his fantasy prospects.
Source: TSN 06/27/13, 5:40 am EST
Lightning D Keith Aulie apparently on his way to AHL Norfolk.
Aulie registered an assist in 19 games with the Bolts.
With defenseman Keith Aulie in the lineup for the first time, Boucher said he will go with seven defensemen.
Aulie has only four assists in 57 career games so don't expect much offensive production out of him.
Aulie called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Aulie-Ashton swap may have been one of the more interesting deals of deadline day.
Aulie should have a chance to play big minutes on the banged-up Lightning. However, his offensive contribution will be minimal.
TOR receives Carter Ashton from TB for Keith Aulie.
Aulie likely joins the big club shortly. He has two assists in 17 games.
The #Leafs have assigned Keith Aulie to the Toronto Marlies http://is.gd/lZA61q #Marlies #NHL #AHL
With Aulie back in the minors, expect Mike Komisarek to draw back into the lineup.
Aulie in tonite with dion. Looks like schenn is a healthy scratch.#leafs
Aulie gets into his 16th game this season. He has one assist, playing mostly in a shutdown role.
Aulie arrived this morning, he'll be a healthy scratch. #leafs
Aulie likely plays at some point in this west-coast swing.
Keith Aulie has been called up from the Marlies
Aulie has one assist in 15 games. Offensive production is not his game so don't expect anything more from him.
Nazem Kadri and Keith Aulie gone from the #leafs. Looks like they've been sent down to AHL.
Aulie has been a healthy scratch as of late and would be better served developing in the minors. He has no fantasy hockey value as a shutdown defender.