|19-27-5, 43 points, .915 p/g||Ranks||19-26-5, 43 points, 1.34 p/g|
|Metropolitan Division- 8th||Pacific Division - 7th|
After a lengthy time off, Connor McDavid is scheduled to return to the lineup. The young forward hasn't seen game time since suffering a clavicle injury very early in November. His return is not a moment too soon, as the Oilers have been shuffling the lineup quite a bit since Ryan Nugent-Hopkins went down with a hand injury not long ago. In 13 games, Connor McDavid has twelve points (5-7-12) and will no doubt help breathe new life into an Oilers club currently tied for last place in the league.
McDavid and the rest of the Oilers take on the visiting Blue Jackets at Rexall Place tonight. For the sake of the Oilers, I hope they're not on the short end of the stick tonight.
The Oilers are saying
"The car has been test-driven now for quite a while; it's ready to go out on the race track. Who knows what happens after that, but it's been tested. He's ready to go."
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on the return of Connor McDavid
My God, not a moment too soon. It's been three dozen games since suffering a broken clavicle against Philadelphia in early November, and the Oilers are desperate for some points. They're desperate for a couple more right handed defencemen as well, but let's deal with one thing at a time. Connor McDavid is back, and it's an incredible site for sore eyes.
The opponents are saying
"It's not like I was missed or anything, it's just selfishly, for me, I want to be with the team. It was frustrating because you're not there and you want to be there. I would not have helped -- it would have been more of a distraction. I'm just happy I'm back with the team now." Source
Have some of this
Projected lineup v CBJ: Hall-Draisaitl-Purcell, 67-97-14, Kassian-Letestu-Yak, Korpi-Hendy-Pak, Sekera-Fayne, Reinhart-Schultz, Nurse-Gryba.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) February 1, 2016