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RELEASE: Oilers statements on Walter Gretzky's passing

Bob Nicholson and Kevin Lowe provide comments on behalf of the hockey club after Walter Gretzky's passing at age 82

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and Oilers Entertainment Group released the following statements on the passing of Walter Gretzky on Thursday at age 82.

"On behalf of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club, I extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Gretzky family on the passing of Walter Gretzky. The fabric of our franchise has been woven by some of the most influential players, coaches and executives the game has known, and included in that too are the loved ones that make our team a family. From his development and constant influence on one of the greatest players our game has known, to the tremendous impact he had on Canada's Olympic gold-medal-winning team in 2002, Walter was truly everyone's hockey dad. He will be missed by all of us, but the memories created by his tremendous character and passion for our game will remain with us forever."

Bob Nicholson
Chairman, Edmonton Oilers

"On behalf of Wayne's former teammates and the entire Edmonton Oilers alumni, we are tremendously saddened to learn of the passing of Walter Gretzky. Each of us who had the pleasure of spending time with Walter were undoubtedly affected by his positive approach to life, family and hockey. As each of us grow older, the passing of those dear to us, whether they be teammates, siblings, coaches or parents, reminds us to live our lives in a way that honours their legacy while holding them in our hearts when they are no longer with us."

Kevin Lowe
Edmonton Oilers Alumni

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GAME STORY: Maple Leafs 6, Oilers 1

Vesey scores twice, Spezza has three assists as Toronto sweeps the three-game series against Edmonton

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Jimmy Vesey scored the game's first two goals to pace the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 6-1 win over the Oilers on Wednesday as they completed the three-game series sweep.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs TOR 03.03.21

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Maple Leafs 03.03.21

Get minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers host the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Place

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers look to prevent a three-game series sweep against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday at Rogers Place.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet or listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED.

Follow along with our in-game blog for tweets, highlights, updates and more.

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RELEASE: Nygard recalled, Russell assigned to taxi squad

Oilers flip forwards on main roster and taxi squad ahead of Wednesday's three-game series finale against Toronto

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have swapped a pair of forwards ahead of Wednesday's three-game series finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Place.

Joakim Nygard has been recalled to Edmonton's main roster from the taxi squad, while Patrick Russell has been assigned from the main roster to the taxi squad.

Nygard has appeared in four games for the Oilers this season with two shots on goal and two penalty minutes. The 28-year-old scored three goals and six assists in 33 games last season.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game vs TOR

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PRE-GAME REPORT: Oilers vs. Maple Leafs 03.03.21

The Oilers conclude a three-game home series against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday at Rogers Place

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers pre-game coverage is presented by SkipTheDishes

The Oilers conclude a three-game home miniseries against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday at Rogers Place.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet or listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game vs TOR

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FUTURE WATCH: Holloway named National Player of the Month

Oilers 2020 first-round draft pick scored 17 points in eight games last month to earn the NCAA honour for February

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - What a month for Oilers forward prospect Dylan Holloway.

The 2020 first-round draft pick has been selected as the Hockey Commissioners Association National Player of the Month after he scored 17 points in eight games with the Wisconsin Badgers.

Due in large part to his six goals and 11 assists in February, Holloway now leads the entire NCAA in points per game among players with more than eight appearances at 1.83.

The 14th-overall selection has 11 goals and 22 assists in 18 total games this season.

"From the second he stepped on campus this season, there was a confidence with him that you knew this was going to be the year he was going to pop," Wisconsin Head Coach Tony Granato told Bob Stauffer on Tuesday's episode of Oilers Now on 630 CHED. "I knew he would be an impact player offensively, but since he got back from World Juniors he's been lights-out."

Holloway is one of three Wisconsin players on the preliminary 2021 Hobey Baker Award ballot alongside Montreal Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield and Buffalo Sabres pick Linus Weissbach.

The fifth-ranked Badgers will play a pair of road games against Michigan State this weekend.

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BLOG: Draisaitl, Nugent-Hopkins & Yamamoto reunite

The Oilers highly-successful trio from last season skated as a line at Tuesday's practice

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - In search of a scoring spark, Oilers Head Coach Dave Tippett found himself playing with fire Tuesday at Rogers Place.

Tabbed as the DYNamite Line by Oilers fans, the bench boss wedged Leon Draisaitl between Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Kailer Yamamoto at practice, reuniting a trio that exploded offensively during the 2019-20 National Hockey League campaign.

Nugent-Hopkins, Draisaitl and Yamamoto formed in January of 2020 when the Oilers held a 21-17-4 showing. The triad was a major factor in Edmonton going 16-8-5 the rest of the year and concluding the schedule with a 37-25-9 record before the NHL Pause. The unit's best body of work came during February when the three combined for 53 points. 

Video: PRACTICE | Skating Uphill 03.02.21

"We've had success last year," Draisaitl said. "We like playing with each other and we enjoy it. We all bring different things to the table. We're looking to reunite that chemistry."

The formation was split for Edmonton's Stanley Cup Qualifiers series against the Chicago Blackhawks and has not seen much ice time together this season aside from on the power play. That could change Wednesday as Tippett weighs his options ahead of Game 3 versus the Maple Leafs.

"When you get shutout a couple of games in a row, all options are open," Tippett said.

Video: RAW | Leon Draisaitl 03.02.21

Draisaitl finds the combination provides a variety of ingredients as a line and is hopeful they can produce if they share the ice. 

"We bring different attributes to the table to our game and it just complements really well," Draisaitl, who has 10 goals and 34 points this year, said. 

"We haven't played together in a while so we're going to need a little bit of time to figure things out again but hopefully it will be quick and happen right away."

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RELEASE: Chiasson suspended one game

Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson has been suspended for one game, without pay, for cross-checking Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jimmy Vesey

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

NEW YORK, NY - Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson has been suspended for one game, without pay, for cross-checking Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jimmy Vesey during NHL Game No. 350 in Edmonton on Monday, March 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 20:00 of the third period. Chiasson was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Chiasson will forfeit $18,534.48. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, click HERE.

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BLOG: Tuesday updates, content & commentary 03.02.21

Keep up to date with the Oilers as the club hit the ice for practice Tuesday at Rogers Place

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers held a full-pull practice at Rogers Place on Tuesday. 

The club was shutout 3-0 versus the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday and have been blanked two games in a row in the three-game set. The series will close Wednesday.

Dominik Kahun was not on the ice for the session. James Neal, Kyle Turris and William Lagesson were all participating.

Get all content from Tuesday below.

Video: PRACTICE | Skating Uphill 03.02.21

WRITTEN

VIDEO

Video: RAW | Dave Tippett 03.02.21

Lines at practice appeared to be:

Neal - McDavid - Puljujarvi

RNH - Draisaitl - Yamamoto

Ennis - Khaira - Archibald

P. Russell - Haas - Chiasson

Nygard - Shore - Turris

Defence:

Nurse - Bear

Jones - Larsson

K. Russell - Barrie

Lagesson - Bouchard

Goal:

Smith

Koskinen

Video: RAW | Connor McDavid 03.02.21

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GAME STORY: Maple Leafs 3, Oilers 0

Hutchinson records 31-save shutout while Rielly and Nylander each have two points as Toronto blanks Edmonton again

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Michael Hutchinson made 31 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs shut out the Oilers for the second consecutive game with a 3-0 decision on Monday.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs TOR 03.02.21

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