It’s been...34 regular season games, and one playoff game since Andrej Sekera has been in the Oilers lineup. Since suffering an ACL injury (and recovering from the subsequent surgery), the Oilers have been counting the days that Sekera would find his way back into the lineup.
Thursday is that day.
Oilers D:— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) December 20, 2017
Barring anything wacky, Andrej Sekera will be back in the lineup for the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow night against the Blues. The Oilers have missed the man who was second among last year’s Oilers defencemen in ice time, and he’ll be a welcome addition as Oscar Klefbom takes a couple of nights off recovering from an upper body injury that’s been nagging him for some time.
NATHAN WALKER CLAIMED
Two games in an Oiler jersey and you get waived. Then you get claimed by the Captials, the team that waived you a few weeks ago to get this whole thing started.
Oilers now 6 pts out of wild-card in the West with 32 points— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) December 19, 2017
What does it all mean? It means that the Oilers are down to just 47 contracts out of a 50 maximum, and that I’m about ready for Peter Chiarelli to make a trade that brings in a right winger after Christmas. A win tomorrow will bring the Oilers to within one win of a Bettman .500, and you can bet things will begin to get interesting if this team gets there.