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Game Thread: Flyers @ Oilers - Broad Street's Back, So Is Hall

Taylor Hall makes his return to the Oilers lineup tonight in Edmonton.

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The Oilers will get a shot in the arm tonight as driver-of-the-bus, Taylor Hall, makes his return from injured reserve. It's just the kind of boost that might push them further out of McEichel territory—a scary thought for those rooting for a single ray of sunshine in this blasted, desolate season.

How to Tune In

The puck drops tonights at 8:00 PM MT on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

What to Watch for From the Oilers

Tonight it's all about line combinations as the Oilers shuffle the deck to make room for Hall. The Oilers' website has him playing alongside Andrew Miller and Anton Lander—not exactly the reception Taylor was probably dreaming about from his cozy hospital bed. That said, it will be a treat for Anton Lander to get some ice time with one of the dynamic leftwing forces this league has to offer.

What to Watch for From the Flyers

Not much but idle chatter happening over at Broad Street Hockey, but it does seem as though the Flyers have been blessed with an injury to Luke Schenn:

Craig Berube said he would not dress seven defensemen again for Saturday night's game in Edmonton, and it seems the problem solved itself with a minor injury suffered here by Luke Schenn.

Final Thought