After missing nearly a month due to injury, Kailer Yamamoto is set to return to the lineup tonight.
Yamamoto (undisclosed) has been out of the lineup since Edmonton’s November 8th matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Oilers will welcome him back for tonight’s home game against the Capitals. Yamamoto’s absence created a good-sized hole in the lineup, even if he wasn’t exactly lighting the scoresheet on fire. He’ll look for his first goal tonight, as the Oilers look for their fifth win in six games.
If we are to use yesterday’s line combinations from practice, he will likely be on a line with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
Oilers today:— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) December 4, 2022
Not on ice:
The 2017 first round selection has three assists (0-3-3) in 13 games this season.
Edmonton hosts the Washington Capitals at home tonight. The Oilers have been hit by injuries, but the Capitals are missing quite a few core players from their roster as well. Puck drop is at 630 PM tonight, Stuart Skinner is expected to start in goal for the Oilers.