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Lineup Notes: Oilers at Dallas - Mixing It Up With The Forwards

Todd McLellan threw his forwards into a blender this morning.

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A New Look Up Front

Without Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins there simply aren't a lot of good ways to deploy the Oilers forwards. In the last game the team had Matt Hendricks centring the second line, tonight when the Oilers take on the Stars it will be Benoit Pouliot filling that role. With Rob Klinkhammer and Jordan Eberle on the wings. Seriously. Oh, and Nail Yakupov is on the fourth line after a rather ugly game against the Lightning on Tuesday.

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Talbot Back In Net

There's no word yet on who will play defence for the Oilers tonight, but the man who will be tasked with trying to cover for their mistakes will be Cam Talbot. Talbot returns to the Oilers' net after getting the night off when the team visited the Tampa Bay Lightning. Compared to the team's other option Talbot has been pretty good of late.