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PRESEASON GAME #8: Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks

PLACES, PLEASE: Oilers wrap up the preseason with a visit to Vancouver tonight

NHL: SEP 26 Preseason - Oilers at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers @

Vancouver Canucks

09 October 2021

7 PM

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

TV: Sportsnet 360

Radio: 630 CHED

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend.

Oilers wrap up the preseason tonight with a visit to BC. Can the Oilers close out the exhibition portion of their schedule with a W tonight?

Let’s check out the lines and see what’s up.

  • This is it, they all count for real after this one. The top lines have the night off, so you’ll get some bonus hockey in from some bonus players. For what it’s worth, I’ve got Perlini making the big club and Colton Sceviour to get a one year deal in the 750-800K range after tonight is up.
  • Jesse Puljujärvi will slot in alongside Warren Foegele and Derek Ryan. It’s normally a spot where you’d find Zack Kassian. Kassian is out for the time after taking a nasty spill during a fight with Vancouver’s Zack MacEwen
  • With Darnell Nurse and Tyson Barrie getting the night off, Duncan Keith and Cody Ceci will assume top pair duties for tonight. William Lagesson and Kris Russell will look to hold it down on the third pair.
  • With Mike Smith getting the night off, Mikko Kokskinen and Stuart Skinner are expected to play half the game each.

This is the last preseason get-together. On Wednesday, they count for real.