Edmonton Oilers News

The Oilers have recalled Andrej Sekera from Bakersfield (AHL).

Sekera appears ready to make his NHL season debut after registering two assists in five games during his conditioning stint in Bakersfield. The 32-year-old defenseman has missed the first four and a half months of the season with an Achilles injury and is coming off of a season in which he appeared in just 36 games—registering eight assists and a minus-15 rating.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 02/18/19, 11:04 am EST

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The Oilers have acquired Sam Gagner from the Canucks for Ryan Spooner.

Gagner was originally drafted by the Oilers back in 2007 and played seven seasons and 481 career games with Edmonton. The 29-year-old has only appeared in seven NHL games with Vancouver this season and has picked up 12 goals and 25 assists (37 points) in 43 AHL games while on loan with the Marlies. He is expected to report to the Oilers on Saturday.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/16/19, 12:41 pm EST

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Koskinen will start on back-to-back nights.

Koskinen allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Oilers loss in Carolina last night. Koskinen has gone 0-4-1 with a 3.80 GAA and .871 SV% in his last six appearances. He hasn’t played well behind a team that is struggling but is a decent option tonight. The Islanders are racking up wins but they rarely score goals.

Source: Jack Michaels 02/16/19, 4:32 pm EST

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The Oilers acquired Anthony Stolarz from the Flyers for Cam Talbot.

Stolarz is set to become a restricted free agent this summer but provides the Oilers with over $3.4M AAV in cap savings this year by replacing Talbot. The 25-year-old netminder is a former second-round pick but has had two knee surgeries in the last two seasons and has only played in 21 professional hockey games over that stretch as a result. This season, Stolarz is 4-3-3 with a 3.33 GAA and .902 SV% and will basically be trying out for Mikko Koskinen’s backup job for next season during the final 25 games of the season.

Source: Frank Seravalli 02/16/19, 8:37 am EST

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Koskinen will start Friday in Carolina.

Koskinen allowed two goals on 33 shots in the Oilers loss in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Koskinen has not registered a win since January 16th, going 0-4-1 with a 3.80 GAA and .871 SV% in six appearances since then. Koskinen replaced Cam Talbot in a 7-4 loss in their first game vs. Carolina—he allowed three goals on 18 shots.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 02/15/19, 11:34 am EST

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Koskinen will start Wednesday in Edmonton.

Koskinen gave up two goals on eight shots after replacing Cam Talbot in the Oilers 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks on February 5th. Dating back to the middle of January, Koskinen has gone 0-3-1 wit a 4.25 GAA and .851 SV% in his last five appearances (three starts). The 30-year-old has gone 6-5-2 with a 3.29 GAA and .888 SV% on the road this season.

Source: Tom Gazzola 02/13/19, 11:03 am EST

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Stolarz will start Tuesday in Minnesota.

Stolarz stopped 37 of 39 shots in the Flyers shootout loss to the Kings last Thursday. Since returning from injury, Stolarz has stopped 75 of the 77 shots (.974 SV%) that he has faced and tonight he will make his first of what could be two starts this week. The 25-year-old netminder has gone 3-2-1 with a 3.25 GAA, .907 SV% and one shutout in eight road appearances this year.

Source: Bill Meltzer 02/12/19, 9:22 am EST

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Stolarz will start Thursday vs. the Kings.

Stolarz stopped all 38 shots that he faced in the Flyers shutout win over the Rangers on January 29th. Stolarz has turned in a couple of outstanding performances this season but has mixed them in with some duds. It’s hard to know what to expect from the 25-year-old but the Flyers are red-hot right now and have a terrific matchup vs. the Kings, so you should at least consider spot-starting him.

Source: Sam Carchidi 02/7/19, 10:59 am EST

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Klefbom (hand) will be a game-time decision on Saturday afternoon.

Klefbom was a full-participant in Friday’s practice and travelled with the team to Philadelphia for Saturday’s game. The early start means the Oilers will not have a morning skate so Klefbom’s status may not be revealed until warmups or right before puck-drop. All signs seem to point towards the 25-year-old playing his first game since December 11th.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 02/2/19, 9:26 am EST

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