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Oilers LW Taylor Hall cleared to play after missing 7 games with knee injury

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 2:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Oilers LW Taylor Hall cleared to play after missing 7 games with knee injury

TAMPA, Fla. - Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall is ready to play after missing seven games due to a knee injury.

Oilers coach Dallas Eakins says Hall has been cleared by the team medical staff and will be in the lineup for Thursday night's game at Tampa Bay.

"We've got one of the best left wingers' coming back," Eakins said after the Oilers' morning skate Thursday. "The thing I like about Hallsie early was, he's always in the fight. He competes hard. He wants to be the best player on the ice."

Hall, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, was hurt during a game Oct. 19 at Ottawa. He has three goals and five assists in nine games.

"I've been healing well and working hard on my rehab," Hall said. "It got to the point where I'm doing so well and I'm feeling good enough with my knee that I have to play."

Edmonton has struggled this season, going 4-10-2 entering Thursday's game with the Lightning.

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The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.

— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday
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