- Jason LaBarbera was called up to fill in the backup role while Ilya Bryzgalov is out with an "upper body injury", but it could be a concussion. Corey Potter was sent down to OKC to make room for LaBarbera. Bryzgalov wasn't put on IR, which suggests that he's not expected to miss a lot of time. I hope it's not a concussion.
- Boyd Gordon is out for a second consecutive game. With his list of injuries, don't be surprised if he's on the shelf for more than a minute or two.
- Whoa there, bottom six. Ryan Smyth with Will Acton and Jesse Joensuu? What lottery did 94 win to be so lucky? Ryan Jones did help Defending Big Dset up a Hemsky goal last game, so for that, he should be commended. But really, did Smyth cut Eakins in line at A&W or something?
It took the Oilers less than 30 games to kill Boyd Gordon; makes you wonder how Horcoff lasted as long as he did— Dennis King (@DKingBH) December 3, 2013
The Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Nail Yakupov - Mark Arcobello - David Perron
Ryan Jones - Sam Gagner - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth - Will Acton - Jesse Joensuu
Andrew Ference - Jeff Petry
Nick Schultz - Anton Belov
Denis Grebeshkov - Justin Schultz
The Phoenix Coyotes
Shane Doan - Mike Ribeiro - David Moss
Tim Kennedy - Martin Hanzal - Radim Vrbata
Rob Klinkhammer - Antoine Vermette - Mikkel Boedker
Kyle Chipchura - Jeff Halpern - Jordan Szwarz
Michael Stone - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Keith Yandle - Derek Morris
Connor Murphy - David Schlemko