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The two worst teams in the west faceoff for a shot at Seth Jones.

John Grieshop
Edmonton Crusaders

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Columbus Golden Seals
8-9-4, 0.95 p/g
6-12-4, 0.73 p/g
Western Conf: 14th Western Conf: 15th

5:00 p.m. MST | Sportsnet West
Nationwide Arena
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The opposing view: The Cannon

Top Story: Everything new is old again. The Oilers are 14th in the conference, the Jackets are 15th. Thanks to the terrible teams in the bottom of the east, the Oilers are only 24th in the league, but the Oilers are fading fast. The Oilers made a huge move yesterday, acquiring Mike Brown from Toronto. Brown will play on the fourth line and punch people. Expect him to fight on his first shift with his new team. No doubt the fight will energize his teammates and give them momentum while protecting the stars. It's all quite simple, really.

The Oilers are saying:

"When Ralph needs to revamp our forecheck, we think Mike has enough speed to get in the forecheck."

--Steve Tambellini, with his usual eloquence.

The Opponent is saying:

"Wow, we suck, but even we didn't trade for Mike Brown."

--Columbus Blue Jackets fans.

Key matchup: Does it really matter?


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Corey Potter head 03/05/2013
Jordan Eberle hand 03/05/2013
Taylor Hall hamstring 03/05/2013

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Andy Sutton knee 01/16/2013
Nikolai Khabibulin undisclosed 02/27/2013
Shawn Horcoff other-excused 02/05/2013
Teemu Hartikainen shoulder 02/24/2013
Anton Lander foot 02/07/2013


Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Nikita Nikitin other-excused 03/05/2013

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Brandon Dubinsky knee 02/17/2013
Jack Johnson other-excused 02/24/2013
James Wisniewski foot 02/24/2013