Aberg (undisclosed) will not be in the Oilers lineup on Saturday.
Russell (undisclosed) is doubtful for Saturday’s game.
Talbot will start Saturday in Florida.
Benning (illness) will not play on Wednesday.
Benning is battling a sickness so he will come out of the lineup vs. the Sharks. Oscar Klefbom (shoulder), who has missed the last two games, will replace him.
Klefbom (shoulder) will be back in the Oilers lineup on Wednesday.
Klefbom missed the last two games after undergoing a “minor procedure” on his shoulder but he will play tonight vs.the Sharks. However, Klefbom is expected to undergo another procedure soon to “clean up” his shoulder and he will be shutout for the rest of the season at that point.
Montoya will start Wednesday vs. the Sharks.
Montoya surrendered five goals on 46 shots and walked away with the win in Anaheim back on February 25th. Cam Talbot started the last seven games but Montoya will start the second game of the back-to-back tonight vs. the Sharks. He has gone 2-1-1 with a 3.15 GAA and .894 SV% in six appearances with the Oilers.
Talbot will start Tuesday in Calgary.
Talbot allowed one goal on 33 shots in the Oilers win over the Wild on Saturday. Talbot has won three in a row while turning aside 94 of 99 shots (.950 SV%). Tonight he faces the Flames for the third time this season—he is 2-0-0 with a 1.44 GAA and .953 SV% in the first two meetings of the season.
Talbot will start Saturday vs. the Wild.
Talbot stopped 30 of 31 shots in the Oilers win over the Islanders on Thursday. Talbot followed up a three-game losing streak with two straight wins, stopping 62 of 66 shots (.939 SV%). The 30-year-old made 29 saves on 31 shots in a 3-2 win in his first start against the Wild this season.
Talbot is expected to start Saturday vs. the Wild.
Klefbom will undergo a “minor procedure” and will miss at least the next two games.
Klefbom will miss at least two games but they will determine if he needs more time off after the procedure. It has been a tough season for Klefbom, who has just 19 point (4G / 15A) in 63 games, which is a far cry from his 12 goals and 38 points last year.
Talbot will start Thursday vs. the Islanders.
Lucic took part in the morning skate and is expected to play vs. the Islanders.
Lucic (illness) miss Wednesday's practice and is questionable for Thursday.
Larsson is back with the Oilers but will not play on Monday.
Larsson has missed the last two games to be at his father’s funeral and will sit for a third straight game despite being back on the ice for Monday’s morning skate. Larsson will draw back into the lineup on Thursday.
Talbot will start Monday vs. the Coyotes.
Talbot allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Oilers loss to the Rangers on Saturday. Talbot has lost three in a row with a 3.70 GAA and .902 SV%. Despite his recent struggles, he has a good matchup tonight with the Coyotes in town—Talbot is 1-1-0 with a 2.38 GAA and .924 SV% in two previous starts against Arizona this season.
Talbot will start Saturday vs. the Rangers.
Talbot allowed four goals on 42 shots in the Oilers loss to the Predators on Thursday. After winning two in a row, Talbot has now lost his last two while surrendering a combined eight goals on 78 shots (.897 SV%). Tonight he will face his former team for the second time this season—he allowed three goals on 33 shots in a 4-2 loss in the first meeting.
Nugent-Hopkins (sternum) is “penciled into” Saturday’s lineup.
Nugent-Hopkins has missed the last 18 games with a sternum/ribs injury but it looks like he is set to return tomorrow. The Oilers season is over, but RNH has a chance to build off of a strong first-half of the season, where he picked up 16 goals and 15 assists (31 points) in 46 games.
Talbot will start Thursday vs. the Predators.
Talbot allowed four goals on 36 shots in the Oilers loss in San Jose on Tuesday. In his last five starts, Talbot has gone 3-2-0 while allowing 14 goals on 170 shots (.918 SV%). He draws a tough test with the Predators in town, especially since his has a 3.20 GAA on home ice this season.
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.
Larsson (personal) will not play Thursday or Saturday.
Larsson was back in the lineup for the last seven games but will return to Sweden for his father’s funeral and will be replaced by Ethan Bear tonight vs. the Predators. Larsson could be back in the lineup next Monday vs. the Coyotes.