There were a few interesting items through the Oilers twitter over the last several days. The most positive news is on Denis Grebeshkov who will apparently be back in the lineup either tomorrow in Tampa Bay or on Friday in St Louis. That means the Oilers will have their preferred lineup on defence for the first time since Sheldon Souray went down with a concussion in October. With Jason Strudwick back to the press-box the Oilers penchant for rolling the defence pairings all game may not even hurt them too badly (which really isn't something you should worry about when your team has 5 defenders among the top 100 and 3 among the top 50 in terms of cap hit).
Nikolai Khabibulin, on the other hand, hasn't had his status updated in quite some time. On December 5th Tambellini said that Khabibulin was doing a little bit better but that we wasn't able to work out. The Oilers website also has him listed as "Out Indefinitely" instead of "Day-to-Day" which is what appeared when he first went out of the lineup. There's been no report of him going for an MRI but in this case I think it's fair to say that no news has been bad news.
The Oilers also let us know that Ales Hemsky had successful surgery earlier today. If by some miracle the Oilers make the playoffs, I believe Hemsky would be ready to go.