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Oilers rookies take on Flames rookies in Calgary tonight after a comeback win in Game 1. PLUS: Main camp opens this week, rookie camp injury updates, Yamamoto’s extension, #T25U25, and MORE!

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NHL: FEB 01 Oilers at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Morning, folks! We’ll keep it brief this morning because, well, I’m running late and it’s easier to get this in by 9AM if I simply stop talking.

Big stories from the weekend include:

  • Kailer Yamamoto signed an extension, a one-year deal at the same price point (AAV) as Jesse Puljujarvi. This appears to put Edmonton in a jam for next season and might mean the end of either one of their Oilers careers by next summer. There simply isn’t cap space to handle both of these young men having great years without something else — like Duncan Keith retiring — happening.
  • Dmitri Samorukov suffered a broken jaw in the Oilers/Flames rookie game and will be out for six weeks. When he left the game, everyone was worried it was shoulder. It isn’t, but that’s a rough start to Samorukov’s season.
  • Main Camp opens on Wednesday before opening their preseason schedule on Sunday. We’re close.
  • My fantasy football team sucks, but I might steal two wins from the opening two weeks anyway. Keep me in your thoughts.


The Copper & Blue Top 25 Under 25: #11 Cooper Marody (Copper and Blue)

The Copper And Blue 2021 Top 25 Under 25: #12 Stuart Skinner (Copper and Blue)

The Copper & Blue Top 25 Under 25: #13 Xavier Bourgault (Copper and Blue)

The Copper & Blue Top 25 Under 25 - #14 Dmitri Samorukov (Copper and Blue)

EXTENDED: Kailer Yamamoto Signs One Year Deal (Copper and Blue)

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Senators Ink Ennis To PTO (TS)

Hard Bargaining, But No Ill Will As Yamamoto Returns To Edmonton Oilers (ES)

Edmonton Oilers Prospect Dmirtri Samorukov Suffers Broken Jaw (ON)

Women Of Oilersnation: Julia Sharun (ON)

Mash And A Win (LT)

Oilers Sign Yamamoto For 1 Year, Sceviour PTO (TOR)

The Oilers’ plan for prospect Philip Broberg: Focus is on development, not NHL reps — ‘there’s no rush’ (TA)

Lowetide: Examining Ken Holland’s Oilers Plan And How It Could Impact The Future (TA)