The Oilers have signed Adam Cracknell to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Oilers have signed Patrick Russell to a one-year, two-way contract extension.
Koskinen led the Oilers onto the ice for warmups.
Oilers announce that Ennis is out indefinitely.
Ennis was hurt in the second period of Game 2 after being hit into the end boards by Kirby Dach. Ennis was in visible pain and had to be aided off of the ice. With Ennis out, Andreas Athanasiou stepped into a larger role. It remains to be seen if that will be the case again in Game 4.
Jones will make his series debut in Game 3.
Larsson is "unfit to play" in Game 3 vs. the Blackhawks.
Koskinen will start Game 3 vs. the Blackhawks.
Koskinen will start Game 2 vs. the Blackhawks.
The Oilers went with Mike Smith in Game 1 and it was an unmitigated disaster. Smith gave up five goals on 23 shots before the midway point and was then replaced by Koskinen, who stopped 18 of the 19 shots that he faced. Koskinen, who was 18-13-3 with a 2.75 GAA and .917 SV% in the regular season will be making his first career NHL playoffs start.
Smith led the Oilers onto the ice for warmups.
Source: Tom Gulitti 08/1/20, 2:44 pm EST
The Oilers signed Filip Berglund to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Berglund was picked in the third-round (No.91 overall) in the 2016 draft and finally signed his ELC after spending the last four seasons in the Swedish Elite League. The 22-year-old defenseman finished the 2019-20 campaign with career-bests in goals (5), assists (15) and points (20) in 52 games with Skelleftea AIK.
The Oilers have signed Markus Niemelainen to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Edmonton selected Niemelainen in the third-round (No.63 overall) in 2016. The 6-foot-5, 205 lbs. defenseman has been back in Finland for the last three years after spending two seasons with Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. In 2019-20, the 21-year-old had seven points (1G / 6A) and 42 PIMS in 55 games with Assat of the Finnish Elite League.
The Oilers have signed Theodor Lennstrom to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Lennstrom was an undrafted free agent out of Sweden. The 25-year-old defenseman picked up three goals and 12 assists (15 points) in 31 games with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Elite League. Lennstrom is likely headed to Bakersfield (AHL) for the 2021 campaign.
The Oilers have signed Gaetan Haas to a one-year contract extension worth $915K.
Haas was an undrafted free agent from Switzerland, who came to North America for the 2019-20 campaign. The 28-year-old spent most of the season in the NHL, where he had five goals and five assists (10 points) in 58 games with the Oilers. He's projected to be a part of Edmonton's bottom-6 in 2021 after signing a one-year extension on Tuesday.
The Oilers signed Raphael Lavoie to a three-year entry-level contract on March 21st.
The Oilers selected Lavoie in the second round (No.38 overall) in 2019. The 19-year-old centre was traded from Halifax to Chicoutimi midseason and finished the campaign tied for eighth in QMJHL scoring with 82 points (38G / 44A) in 55 games.
Smith will start Wednesday vs. the Jets.
Smith was pulled after allowing four goals on 21 shots in the Oilers loss in Chicago last Thursday. Mikko Koskinen has been simply outstanding in his last two starts but the Oilers will give him a breather after stopping a combined 90 of 94 shots (.962 SV%) in the last four days. As for Smith, he has gone 4-2-2 with a 2.88 GAA and .907 SV% in his last eight starts.
McDavid (illness) will return to the Oilers lineup on Wednesday.
McDavid was listed as a game-time decision for Monday's game but ended up getting scratched. He missed yesterday's practice but was back on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate and will play vs. the Jets. Since January 1st, McDavid is second in points-per-game, with 32 points (11G / 21A) in 21 games (1.52 P/gm).
McDavid (illness) is not on the ice for warmups; will not play vs. the Golden Knights.
Koskinen will start against the Golden Knights on Monday.
Koskinen stopped 45 of 46 shots in the Oilers win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday. It was another outstanding performance from Koskinen, who has stopped 97 of the last 99 shots (.980 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he'll face the Golden Knights for the second time in the last two weeks--he allowed three goals on 33 shots in a 3-0 loss in Vegas on February 26th.
McDavid (illness) is expected to play against the Golden Knights on Monday.
Koskinen will start Saturday vs. the Blue Jackets.
Koskinen stopped all 10 shots that he faced after replacing Mike Smith in the Oilers loss in Chicago on Thursday. Koskinen has been excellent to start March, winning his first start and stopping 52 of the first 53 shots (.981 SV%) that he's faced. Tonight he'll face a Blue Jackets team that is 2-5-6 while scoring just 2.38 goals per game in their last 13 games.