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Kailer Yamamoto Promoted To First Line In Ty Rattie’s Absence

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First round selection from 2017 gets boost to McDavid line, Alex Chiasson to debut for Oilers vs. Predators

NHL: Boston Bruins at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

TODAY’S MORNING SKATE

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins / Connor McDavid / Kailer Yamamoto

Tobias Rieder / Leon Draisaitl / Jesse Puljujarvi

Milan Lucic / Ryan Strome / Alex Chiasson

Jujhar Khaira / Kyle Brodziak / Zack Kassian

Oscar Klefbom / Adam Larsson

Darnell Nurse / Kris Russell

Jason Garrison / Evan Bouchard

Cam Talbot

Mikko Koskinen

WHAT’S NEW?

These lines are from this morning’s skate. What do we got?

  • Ty Rattie is out for at least a couple of weeks with a muscle injury. Kailer Yamamoto will take his place tonight on the top line along with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid.
  • Jason Garrison will pair alongside Evan Bouchard on the third pair. Matt Benning will not play tonight after getting banged up after just two minutes of ice time last game. Benning will be out for at least a couple of games after being placed on injured reserve.
  • Alex Chiasson will make his regular season debut for the Oilers tonight. He’ll be on the third line with Ryan Strome and Milan Lucic. Drake Caggiula will be out for at least tonight with an undisclosed injury.