A quiet morning with the Oilers off last night and then again for the next three nights before they return to action Monday against Winnipeg.
Word came down yesterday that Zack Kassian will miss some hockey games after appearing to injure his left leg trying to hit somebody behind the Montreal net the other night. Hope he’s OK but, also, hope this means the team’s most productive winger, Tyler Ennis, draws back in.
Broadly, I agree with this. Nugent-Hopkins has disappeared at 5v5 this year and Yamamoto has been up and down.— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) April 23, 2021
While we're at, it, though, it's odd that the Oilers' best 5v5 scorer on the wing is a regular healthy scratch.
(It's Tyler Ennis, at 1.64 P/60 this year.) https://t.co/o9OCpNmsUQ
Of course, Kassian’s injury could also pave a path for the recently recalled Ryan McLeod to take a cup full of coffee in the bigs for a night or two. We’ll see how Dave Tippett chooses to solve that one. The smart money’s on sub-optimally.
Have yourselves a great weekend, get vaccinated if you’re eligible, and otherwise stay safe out there.
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