Russell (personal) will be back in the Oilers lineup on Wednesday.
Russell missed Sunday's game in Vancouver to be with his wife for the birth of their child. He'll be back on the third pair next to Joel Persson on Wednesday and comes in with just four assists but is averaging 0.86 shots, 1.93 blocked shots and 1.1 hits per game this season.
Russell (personal) will not play on Sunday.
Russell will not play in Vancouver because he is with his wife for the birth of their second child. Matt Benning will play for the first time since November 19th to replace Russell.
Russell (undisclosed) is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday or Monday.
Russell has missed the last five games but appears set to return to the Oilers lineup in one of the next two games. Russell was back on the ice for Thursday’s practice and will likely replace Chris Wideman when he is healthy.
The Oilers have placed Kris Russell (undisclosed) on IR.
Russell suffered an undisclosed injury in Colorado on Tuesday and was placed on IR this afternoon. The Oilers are without two of their top-6 defenseman, with Russell joining Oscar Klefbom (hand) on the injured list.
The Oilers have activated Kris Russell from injured reserve.
Russell (lower-body) will miss his second straight game.
Russell (undisclosed) is doubtful for Saturday’s game.
Russell (hand) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Russell has missed the last two games and will be a game-time decision tonight vs. the Predators. With Ethan Bear making his NHL debut tonight in place of Adam Larsson, there’s no word on who Russell will replace if he does play.
Russell (hand) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Russell missed Sunday’s game in Anaheim and will be a game-time decision tonight in San Jose. If Russell’s hand isn’t ready for him to return then look for Yohann Auvitu to remain on the blueline.
Russell took a puck to the face at the morning skate but is expected to be in the lineup on Friday.
Despite being hit in the face by a puck this morning, Russell is expected to play tonight vs. the Devils. Russell has registered one goal and three assists in 11 games so far this season.
The Oilers have signed Kris Russell to a four-year deal worth $16 million ($4.0M AAV).
The Oilers were able to clear some cap space by trading away Jordan Eberle, but used most of it to sign Russell. The 30-year-old doesn’t grade out well in the analytics community, but the Oilers obviously like what they have in the undersized, but fearless blueliner. Russell had one goal and 12 assists (13 points) in 68 games in his first year with the Oilers.
Russell (undisclosed) will return to the Oilers’ lineup on Tuesday.
Russell has missed the last five games with a lower-body injury, but will replace Brandon Davidson in the lineup on Tuesday. Russell has just five assists in 47 games this season.
Russell (undisclosed) will not play Sunday in Montreal.
The Oilers have activated Kris Russell (undisclosed) from IR; expected to play on Saturday.
Russell has missed the last seven games with an undisclosed injury, but he is expected to draw back into the lineup tonight in Dallas. Russell finished last year with the Stars, so he is probably excited to be back in the lineup for this particular game. He has three assists in 11 games with the Oilers so far.
Russell (undisclosed) will not play on Saturday.
Russell will come out of the lineup on Saturday due to an undisclosed injury. The veteran defenseman will be replaced by Eric Gryba in Brooklyn. Consider Russell day-to-day.
Russell to play on Oilers’ second pair with Andrej Sekera.
Following the trade of Nail Yakupov, the Oilers signed Russell to a one-year, $3.1 million deal and he will solidify their second pairing with Sekera. Both are left-handed shots, but both are equally capable of playing the right-side, however Russell will start there. If used in the right capacity, Russell can be a solid second-pair defenseman, but his ugly possession numbers speak for themselves. His signing likely push righty Mark Fayne to the press box.
The Oilers have signed Kris Russell to a one-year deal worth $3.1 million.
Russell, 29, spent the last two and a half years with the Flames, before being dealt to the Stars at last year’s deadline. Russell finished the year with four goals and 15 assists (19 points) in 62 games. Russell’s possession numbers are awful and that has led to him leading the league in blocked shots (751—3.1 per game) over the last four seasons. He should help bolster the Oilers’ blueline if he is used properly.
Russell (illness) is expected to return for the lineup for Game 4.
Russell (illness) is doubtful for Game 3.
Russell (lower-body) will return to the Stars lineup on Thursday.
Source: Mike Heika 04/7/16, 10:02 am EST