According to the Oilers Twitter account, Darnell Nurse will not suit up for tonight's game against San Jose at the Young Classic in Penticton.
#Oilers D pairings tonight: Leach-Musil, Klefbom-Marincin, Gernat-Davidson. Between the pipes, Cadorette starting Palazzese backup.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 7, 2013
No indication yet as to whether this was planned, or Nurse is suffering from an injury. Perhaps the Oilers are holding out their top defensive prospect because they'd rather not expose him to this malarkey:
Perhaps the hired knuckles should have their own tournament so they can make an impression on the front office.