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Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Belov has agreed to a four-year contract with SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL, the Oilers' official site reports.
Impact: Belov finished the 2013-14 season (his first and only campaign with the Oilers) with seven points, to go along with a minus-12 rating and 34 penalty minutes in 57 games.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pinizzotto was sent to AHL Oklahoma City on Sunday.
Impact: In six games with the Oil this season, Pinizzotto only managed two assists. Perhaps he'll fare better with the Barons during their playoff run.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Horak was sent to Oklahoma City of the AHL on Sunday.
Impact: Horak only played two games for Edmonton this season, but did manage to score a goal. With the Oilers' season over he will try to help Oklahoma City make a playoff run.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Acton was Oilers web sitedemoted to AHL Oklahoma City on Sunday.
Impact: Acton, who had three goals and five points in 30 games for Edmonton this season, will now try to help the Barons make a run in the AHL playoffs. He's been a bit more prodcutive in the AHL, with 12 goals and 23 points in 45 games.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Hall recorded his third three-assist performance of the season in Saturday's finale against Vancouver.
Impact: Hall, who finished with three goals and 12 assists over his final 10 contests, took his game to another level this season with 80 points. He totaled 103 points over the previous two seasons.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Nugent-Hopkins ended his season with a goal and an assist Saturday against the Canucks.
Impact: Nugent-Hopkins' 19 goals and 37 assists are both single-season career highs.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Eberle scored his 28th goal in the season finale Saturday against Vancouver.
Impact: Eberle wrapped up his season in strong fashion, tallying seven goals and eight assists over his final 12 games.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Scrivens closed the season with a 40-save, 5-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday.
Impact: And now the coaching staff gets to sort through the stats and decide whether Scrivens or Viktor Fasth will rise to become the team's No. 1 netminder next season. We think Scrivens has a slight edge right now, but it's a long way to October.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Acton scored the game-winning goal Saturday as Edmonton capped a disappointing season with a 5-2 win over division rival Vancouver. He added an assist and finished the game plus-2.
Impact: He's never been a prolific scorer at any level, and Acton has yet to demonstrate that that's about to change in the NHL.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Playing on his 21st birthday Saturday, Nugent-Hopkins registered a goal, an assist, and two penalty minutes in Edmonton's season finale, a 5-2 win over Vancouver.
Impact: The two points cap a 56-point campaign that presages a solid future. Nugent-Hopkins is part of a parade of young talent on the Edmonton roster.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hall closed the season on a high note Saturday, bagging three assists as the Oilers whipped Vancouver, 5-2.
Impact: By any account, this was a breakthrough season for the 22-year-old, who amassed 80 points in 75 games. It remains to be seen whether the Oilers can convert a substantial base of young talent into a winning team, but Hall has arrived as a star player.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pitlick was reassigned to AHL Oklahoma City on Sunday, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.
Impact: Pitlick is one of a group of players sent down by Edmonton on Sunday. He will join an Oklahoma City team in the AHL playoff hunt.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lander was sent back to AHL Oklahoma City on Sunday, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.
Impact: Lander will join five others being sent back to AHL Oklahoma City on Sunday to join the team's playoff push and get some extra work in. Lander will make a run at the NHL roster again next season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Horak was recalled from the AHL on Saturday, according to the Oilers web site.
Impact: Horak had 21 goals and 52 points in 63 games so far this season. The Oilers have some injury woes and Horak could fill in should they need a body in their final game of the season Sunday.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smyth announced his retirement Friday, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Impact: Smyth will play in his final game Saturday. He will end his 19-year career with 386 goals and 456 assists in 1,270 games. Smyth was not a top-six forward for Edmonton this season but still managed 10 goals and 23 points in 78 games.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Smyth is retiring at the end of the season.
Impact: The 38-year-old Smyth said Thursday that the Oilers' home game Saturday night against Vancouver will be his last. He has 386 goals and 456 assists in 1,269 regular-season games in 18 NHL seasons with Edmonton, the New York Islanders, Colorado and Los Angeles. Called ''Captain Canada'' for his loyalty to the national team, Smyth helped Canada win the 2002 Olympic title and played in the world championships seven straight times in his prime.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fasth made an outstanding 45 saves on 48 shots Thursday, but his teammates mustered only 17 shots and were shut out by Martin Jones and the Kings.
Impact: Not a pretty picture for the Oilers as they approach the season's end, but Fasth can point to this outing with some pride despite taking his third loss in his last four starts.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagner left Thursday's game with an ankle injury and will not return.
Impact: Gagner's point streak will end at three games as he deals with an ankle injury for the third time this season.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Perron scored for the second straight game and 28th time this season in Tuesday's loss to Colorado.
Impact: Perron has six goals and nine assists over his last 19 games.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Gordon has a shoulder injury.
Impact: The Oilers are going nowhere and neither is your fantasy team if Gordon's injury plays any role within it.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Scrivens will make his final start of the season Saturday against the Canucks.
Impact: Coach Dallas Eakins will split the final two starts for the Oilers, with Viktor Fasth getting the nod for the first of the two games Thursday against Los Angeles. The Oilers will use the performances of both goalies this season to determine a more clear-cut No. 1 option heading into next season, with Scrivens likely in better position for those duties than Fasth at the moment.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fasth will be between the pipes Thursday against the Kings.
Impact: Coach Dallas Eakins will split the final two starts for the Oilers, with Ben Scrivens getting the nod Saturday against Vancouver. The Oilers will use the performances of both goalies this season to determine a more clear-cut No. 1 option heading into next season, with Scrivens likely in better position for that role than Fasth at the moment.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Scrives lost for the fifth time in seven starts Tuesday, allowing four goals on 33 shots to the visiting Avs.
Impact: He was unable to build any momentum from Friday's victory in Phoenix, getting right back to his losing ways. Scrivens has allowed a hideous 24 goals in his last six starts -- that's four goals a game.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gordon (shoulder) has been shut down for the season.
Impact: With just two games left in the Oilers' season, they'll shut the center down to try to get him healthy for the summer. Gordon will finish the 2013-14 campaign with eight goals and 13 assists in 74 games.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Perron scored the lone Oilers goal in their loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday.
Impact: Perron's bank shot off the skate of Avs defenseman Nick Holden got past goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere to give the forward his team-leading 28th goal. The 25-year-old has enjoyed a productive first season in Edmonton, setting career-bests in nearly every offensive category.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels suggests that Scrivens will get the starting nod Tuesday against the Avs.
Impact: Scrivens -- who has won two of his last four starts, giving up 15 goals in that span -- is thus expected to square off against Colorado's Jean-Sebastien Giguere on Tuesday.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Eberle scored for the sixth time in nine games and was credited with an assist in Sunday's win over Anaheim.
Impact: Eberle has six goals and eight assists over his last nine games.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Schultz scored in his second straight game and recorded his 21st assist of the season in Sunday's win over Anaheim.
Impact: Schultz appears to be closing his season in strong fashion with three goals and four assists over his last 11 games.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Hall's point total climbed to 77 after he scored a goal and tallied two assists in Sunday's win over the Ducks.
Impact: Hall continues to enjoy quite the impressive stretch with seven goals and 14 assists over his last 17 games.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Perron scored his 27th goal in Sunday's win over Anaheim.
Impact: Perron has five goals and nine assists over his last 19 games.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Eberle recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over the Ducks.
Impact: The 23-year-old has been sensational over his last four games, potting three goals and dishing out eight assists. While some of the playoff-bound teams are expected to rest their big guns over the season's final week, the Oilers have no need to reduce Eberle's minutes, perhaps making him one of the better fantasy options at right wing the rest of the way.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schultz scored the game-winning goal and had an assist against the Ducks on Sunday.
Impact: Schultz now has 11 goals and 32 points, although he's also minus-16 for the defensively challenged Oilers. However, he's also regularly playing more than 20 minutes a game and should remain a key part of this team's defense going forward.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hall scored a power-play goal, had two assists and was plus-2 against the Ducks on Sunday
Impact: Hall has nine points in his last four games, and he's now up to 77 points on the season, which is seventh-best in the NHL.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fasth made 34 saves on 36 shots in a win over the Ducks on Sunday.
Impact: Fasth got the win against his old team this time, but the presence of Ben Scrivens in Edmonton has kept Fasth from getting much more action than he did in Anaheim.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fasth will be in the crease Sunday against the Ducks.
Impact: After taking the loss in his first start against the Ducks on Wednesday, Fasth will get a shot at revenge against his former team just a few days later. Coach Dallas Eakins is using the final few games to discern whether either Ben Scrivens or Fasth can be a long-term option in goal, so look for the two netminders to keep alternating starts.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Eberle was credited with two assists in Friday's shootout win in Phoenix.
Impact: Eberle has five goals and seven assists over his last eight games.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Eberle was credited with two assists in Friday's shootout win over the Coyotes.
Impact: Eberle has tallied a point in seven of the Oilers' last eight games, collecting five goals and seven assists in total during that time. Edmonton's season has been over for quite some time now, but Eberle's presence on the Taylor Hall/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins line gives him continued relevance over the final few games.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schultz scored his 10th goal of the season during the Oilers' 3-2 shootout win over the Coyotes on Friday.
Impact: The defenseman scored his first goal in nine games and has 30 points over 78 games this season. He does a fair amount of work on the penalty-killing unit, and overall he's not been much for fantasy use this year.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagner scored his 10th goal of the season late in the third period to tie the game and then scored during the shootout to lead the Oilers past the Coyotes 3-2 on Friday.
Impact: It was quite the end of the night for Gagner, who was relatively quiet until the very end. He scored the game-tying goal with just 41 seconds remaining in the game and then was the only one to find the net during the shootout. He had been held without a point in his three previous games, but Friday's goal now gives the defensive-minded center 35 points on the year.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Scrivens stopped 24 of 26 shots during regulation and then another five between overtime and the shootout as the Oilers' beat the Coyotes 3-2 on Friday.
Impact: Scrivens ended an ugly two-game losing streak in which he allowed a total of 10 goals and helped play spoiler against a Phoenix team struggling to earn a playoff berth with very little time left in the season. It hasn't been an easy road for him since being dealt to the Oilers in early January, but he has managed to maintain a solid 2.53 GAA with a .922 save percentage over 38 games this season.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Scrivens will be in goal for Friday's game against the Coyotes.
Impact: Scrivens has really struggled lately, giving up five goals in three of his last four games, and no less than three goals in any of his last six. He will have the benefit of facing a Coyotes team that has totaled just two goals during its current three-game losing streak.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Head coach Dallas Eakins does not expect Yakupov (ankle) to play again this season.
Impact: Yakupov recently suffered a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury, so he will likely be held out for the rest of the season with the Oilers playing only for pride the rest of the way. The Oilers will be hoping that things finally click for Yakupov next season, as he will finish his sophomore campaign with just 24 points and an unsightly minus-33 rating in 63 games.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Fasth made 23 saves in an emotional loss to the Ducks on Wednesday night.
Impact: Fasth faced his former team for the first time since being dealt for two draft picks a month ago, In two seasons with Anaheim, Fasth was 17-8-3 with four shutouts and a 2.32 goals-against average. "There were a lot of emotions," Fasth said. "I had been playing with the guys on the other side for over a year. It was a special feeling. That's a tough loss."
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Hall matched his season high for points with a goal and three assists in a 5-4 loss to San Jose on Tuesday night.
Impact: Hall, owner of a career-high 72 points, has four goals and six assists in his last eight games.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Eberle matched his season high for points with a goal and two assists in a 5-4 loss to San Jose on Tuesday night.
Impact: Eberle has four goals and five assists in his last six contests. He also has six goals and eight assists in 14 games since the beginning of March.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Nugent-Hopkins matched his season high for points with two goals and an assist in a 5-4 loss to San Jose on Tuesday.
Impact: Nugent-Hopkins has three goals and five assists in his last seven games.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Gazdic is out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Impact: Gazdic averaged less than 10 minutes per game and had little fantasy value.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Jones is out for the season.
Impact: Jones has a torn PCL in his knee so he will mend in the offseason.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Pitlick returned Sunday.
Impact: Pitlick had a knee injury.
Sat. Mar 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Perron notched a season-high three assists in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over Anaheim.
Impact: Perron has 11 points over his last 11 games.
Sat. Mar 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Scrivens made 48 saves in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over Anaheim.
Impact: While Scrivens came up big against the Ducks, he's just 2-4-0 with a 3.82 GAA in his last seven games.