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Stars @ Oilers Lines And Pairings

Komrade Horcov's triumphant return spoiled by nonsensical and wholly unnecessary media fiasco about Nail Yakupov's ice time.

@Shorcov says is time for sexiness.
@Shorcov says is time for sexiness.
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Media Machine is in full swing and the jury's out on Nail Yakupov. He's the worst in plus minus, they'll say. He thinks he's entitled to his ice time, they'll say.

The knives have been in the same room since the draft.

Oh, and Shawn Horcoff comes back home to the team who dealt him for a seventh round pick and Philip Larsen.

Here are tonight's projected lines for tonight's game against Dallas.

The Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall - Sam Gagner - Ales Hemsky

David Perron - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle

Jesse Joensuu - Boyd Gordon - Ryan Jones

Ryan Smyth - Mark Arcobello - Nail Yakupov

Andrew Ference - Jeff Petry

Nick Schultz - Corey Potter

Anton Belov - Philip Larsen

Devan Dubnyk


The Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Valeri Nichushkin

Antoine Roussel - Cody Eakin - Alex Chiasson

Travis Morin - Vernon Fiddler - Rich Peverley

Ryan Garbutt - Shawn Horcoff - Lane MacDermid

Brenden Dillon - Stephane Robidas

Trevor Daley - Alex Goligoski

Sergei Gonchar - Aaron Rome

Kari Lehtonen