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Souray Fractures Hand; Plante to Edmonton

In last night's game against the Calgary Flames, Sheldon Souray was injured in a fight with Jarome Iginla.  After the game, head coach Pat Quinn said that "[Souray] has a fracture in his hand [but] we don't know the extent of it."  TSN is reporting that the injury will be looked at on Monday at which point the Oilers will have a better idea on how long he'll be out.  With only one month to go before the trade deadline it's now more likely that Sheldon Souray will remain an Oiler, at least until the end of the season.  That said, Souray could be ready to play by the trade deadline or shortly thereafter.  Earlier this year Teemu Selanne fractured a bone in his hand and was out from December 4th to January 9th.  If Souray's injury is similar, he could still be on the move by March 3rd. 

In the meantime, the Oilers will need to call someone up from the Springfield Falcons.  No announcement has been made yet but with Theo Peckham and Dean Arsene both nursing some kind of injury (neither have been in the Falcons lineup for the last four games), the remaining names most familiar to Oiler fans are Jake Taylor, Alex Plante, Cody Wild and Johan Motin.  Taylor doesn't have an NHL contract, while both Wild and Motin have been healthy scratches in at least one of the last four games.  Alex Plante was scratched for today's game with "Edmonton" in brackets as the reason.  I'd say he's headed to the show.

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