See Less Oilers' Leon Draisaitl: Good to go Draisaitl (undisclosed) will be available to play Tuesday against Seattle, Ryan Rishaug of TSN reports. Draisaitl indicated after Monday's practice that he was ready to return following a two-game absence. He is slated to play alongside Warren Foegele and Kailer Yamamoto at even strength. Draisaitl will also be back on Edmonton's top power-play unit.
He remains at 72 points with 145 shots on net, 18 PIM, 29 hits and a plus-5 rating through 38 appearances.... See Less Oilers' Mattias Janmark: Picks up assist in loss Janmark posted an assist in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Jets. Janmark was first to a loose puck that the Jets failed to control after a faceoff win. He set up Klim Kostin (undisclosed) for the Oilers' lone tally at 4:29 of the third period. With two goals and three helpers over his last five games, Janmark put up solid numbers to close out December. The 30-year-old has eight points, 24 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating through 24 contests this season. His strong play lately has earned him second-line minutes.... See Less Oilers' Klim Kostin: Hurt at end of game Kostin (lower body) was injured in the final moments of Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Jets, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
He explained that he needed help to get off the ice because he lost his skate blade. Kostin has supplied five goals and nine points in 22 games this season to go along with 65 hits.... See Less Oilers' Connor McDavid: Streak ends in loss to Jets Jan 1, 2023 McDavid was held off the scoresheet in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Jets. McDavid entered the game with a 17-game point streak, but he'll have to start anew in 2023 after failing to earn a point versus Connor Hellebuyck. The Oilers' power play went 0-for-5 in the contest -- during his streak, McDavid had a power-play point in 13 of the 17 contests.
877 save percentage through 17 appearances. This is the first scoreless outing the 30-year-old has posted all season, though the light workload played a large part in that. One poor game is unlikely to cost Skinner the starting role, especially if he bounces back in his next time out.... See Less Oilers' Stuart Skinner: Pulled in second period Skinner allowed four goals on 20 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken.
For the season, he's up to 33 tallies, 73 points, 151 shots on net, 31 hits and a plus-4 rating through 39 contests.... See Less Oilers' Jack Campbell: Makes relief appearance Campbell made three saves in relief of Stuart Skinner in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken. Campbell didn't allow a goal, but the Kraken opted to spend much of the third period protecting their lead. The loss belonged to Skinner, while Campbell stayed at 8-7-1 with a 3. 80 GAA and an.
For the season, Janmark has three goals, six helpers, 25 shots on net, 14 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 25 outings.... See Less Oilers' Zach Hyman: Helps out on power play Hyman logged a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken. Hyman has three goals and four assists over his last six games, with five of those points coming on the power play. The 30-year-old winger helped out on a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tally in Tuesday's loss.
He has racked up 21 goals and 57 points in 36 games this season.... See Less Oilers' Leon Draisaitl: Practices Monday Jan 2, 2023 Draisaitl (undisclosed) was on the ice for Monday's practice and could be ready to return Tuesday versus Seattle. Draisaitl said the undisclosed issue that has kept him out for the past two games ended up healing faster than he thought it would. He skated between Warren Foegele and Kailer Yamamoto during Monday's session. Draisaitl has compiled 21 goals and 57 points in 36 games this season.... See Less Oilers' Klim Kostin: Good to go Kostin (lower body) will be available to play Tuesday versus Seattle. Kostin said he extended his knee at the end of Saturday's game against Winnipeg, but he felt good to go shortly later.
Nugent-Hopkins snapped his four-game goal drought, which matched his longest of the season. The 29-year-old opened the scoring in the first period, converting on a pass from Leon Draisaitl. Nugent-Hopkins is now at 19 tallies, 46 points (25 on the power play), 95 shots on net and a minus-4 rating through 39 contests. He's currently working in a third-line role at even strength, but his hefty power-play role should continue to be a fruitful one.... See Less Oilers' Connor McDavid: Finds twine in loss McDavid scored a goal on six shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken. Since the start of December, McDavid has been held without a goal just three times in 16 appearances. One of those instances was his streak-snapping game Saturday versus the Jets, but it didn't take long for the superstar to find the scoresheet again.
He's now at nine points, 47 shots on net, 42 hits, 61 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating through 39 appearances.... See More... See Less Oilers' Mattias Janmark: Assist streak at three games Janmark produced an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken. Janmark has earned a helper in each of the last three games. He set up Connor McDavid's second-period tally Tuesday. The sudden stability on offense isn't expected to last, but Janmark has looked solid at both ends of the ice while logging even-strength minutes with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Skinner did well in Friday's game in Seattle, but the Kraken got to him in the second period of Tuesday's contest. The four goals came in a span of 11:04 during the middle frame before Jack Campbell was called upon in relief. Skinner still ended up with the loss, dropping to 12-10-1 with a 2. 88 GAA and a. 914 save percentage through 24 contests.
Hyman has 41 points (15 on the power play), 143 shots, 43 hits and a plus-5 rating through 38 contests as one of the Oilers' fixtures in the top six.... See Less Oilers' Leon Draisaitl: Provides power-play helper Draisaitl (undisclosed) logged a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken. Draisaitl missed two games with the injury, but he led all Oilers forwards with 23:37 of ice time in this contest. He's picked up an assist in four straight games and seven helpers over his last seven outings, but he hasn't scored a goal in that span. The 27-year-old is up to 21 tallies, 37 assists, 28 power-play points, 119 shots on net and a plus-3 rating through 37 appearances.... See Less Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Buries power-play goal Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal on two shots and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken.
The Oilers' next game is Thursday versus the Islanders.... See Less Oilers' Stuart Skinner: Starting against Seattle Jan 3, 2023 Skinner will guard the home goal during Tuesday's game versus the Kraken, NHL. com reports. Skinner was rock solid in his last start Friday versus the same Seattle team, turning aside 36 of 38 shots en route to a 7-2 win. He'll try to secure a second straight win over the Kraken on Tuesday....
Edmonton Oilers News, Scores, Status, Schedule - NHLTop Oilers News Oilers' Brett Kulak: Nabs assist in loss Rotowire Jan 4, 2023 Kulak recorded an assist and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken. Kulak snapped his 11-game point drought with a helper on a Connor McDavid goal in the second period. During the slump, Kulak had a minus-3 rating and 20 blocked shots. The 28-year-old isn't expected to rack up consistent offense, but that was a bad stretch for anyone.
Kostin needed help off the ice after sustaining an injury while the Oilers were pushing for a tying goal. The 23-year-old winger scored the Oilers' lone tally of the game, his third over the last two contests and his career-high fifth of the year. With Edmonton already missing Leon Draisaitl (undisclosed) and Evander Kane (wrist), losing Kostin could have a significant impact, especially since he's just started to find his groove. More information on his status should be available prior to Tuesday's game versus the Kraken....
See Less Oilers' Jack Campbell: Unlucky in loss Campbell gave up two goals on 17 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Jets. Campbell let the first goal leak through on a Neal Pionk shot in the first period. The other tally was a sublime tip from Kyle Connor. Despite the Jets' low shot total, the Oilers' lack of offense was ultimately the deciding factor as Campbell took a loss for the third time in his last four outings. He's now at 8-7-1 with a 3.