Caggiula (undisclosed) took part in the morning skate but will not play in Chicago.
Draisaitl (concussion) took part in the morning skate but will not play in Chicago.
Draisaitl will not be in the lineup tonight vs. the Blackhawks, but it sounds like he could be back in the Oilers lineup as soon as Saturday. His return will be huge for the struggling Oilers, so monitor his status leading up to this weekend’s meeting with the Flyers.
Talbot will start Thursday in Chicago.
Talbot was yanked after allowed four goals on 23 shots in the Oilers loss to the Senators last Saturday. Laurent Brossoit got the nod on Tuesday, so they’ll come back to Talbot tonight in Chicago. Talbot has gotten off to a dreadful start, posting a 3.96 GAA and .880 SV% in four starts.
Benning (illness) will not play Tuesday vs. Carolina.
Benning was a healthy scratch on Saturday but was expected to draw back into the lineup tonight vs. the Hurricanes. However, he is under the weather so Yohan Auvitu will remain in the lineup and Kris Russell will likely see power-play time on the second unit.
Brossoit will start Tuesday vs. the Hurricanes.
Brossoit has made two relief appearances so far this season and tonight he makes his first start of the year. Brossoit has stopped 25 of 27 shots (.926 SV%) so far this season and comes into play at 4-6-1 with a 2.65 GAA and .912 SV% in 10 career starts and six relief appearances. He will take on a Hurricanes team that has started the season at 1-1-1 with 2.00 goals for per game.
The Oilers have placed Leon Draisaitl (concussion) on IR.
Draisaitl missed Saturday’s game vs. Ottawa and has already been ruled out for Tuesday’s contest. Draisaitl’s move to IR is likely retroactive to October 11th, when he first missed practice. The move shouldn’t have any affect on when he returns to the lineup.
Caggiula (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Caggiula will miss his third straight game with an undisclosed injury. The Oilers will re-evaluate Caggiula before deciding whether or not he will travel with the team on their upcoming road-trip.
Draisaitl (concussion) will miss his second straight game on Tuesday.
Draisaitl missed practice on Monday and will miss his second game in a row on Tuesday. The Oilers’ star forward remains day-to-day and the Oilers will re-evaluate him before deciding whether or not he will travel with the team on their upcoming road-trip.
The Oilers have recalled Brad Malone from Bakersfield (AHL).
Malone has recorded three points (2G / 1A) in three games with Bakersfield and could make his Oilers debut on Tuesday. Malone has been recalled because Leon Draisaitl (concussion) is on IR and Drake Caggiula (undisclosed) is also sidelined.
Draisaitl is dealing with concussion-like symptoms in addition to his facial injury.
Talbot will start Saturday vs. the Senators.
Talbot allowed five goals on 43 shots in the Oilers loss to the Jets on Tuesday. After posting a shutout in his first start of the season, Talbot has now given up a combined eight goals on the last 50 shots (.840 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he faces a Senators team that has averaged 3.25 goals per game without Erik Karlsson.
Draisaitl (eye) will be held out of the lineup on Saturday.
Draisaitl has missed three practices in a row and will be held out of the lineup with an eye injury that he suffered when he was high-sticked on Monday. With Drasaitl out, Kailer Yamamoto is expected to play on the Oilers’ top line.