For the time being, Leon Draisaitl will continue to don the Edmonton Oilers sweater. The club made that official on Tuesday morning after practice when Head Coach Dallas Eakins made the announcement.
“You shouldn’t be surprised that he’s on the ice,” Eakins said. “He’s part of our hockey team, he’s earned the right to be here today and be in the lineup tomorrow. It shouldn’t be a be a big distraction for our team. It’s part of the process of us getting better and it’s not a big topic at all in our room. All we’re concerned about is practice today and the Nashville Predators tomorrow.”
The third-overall pick in this year’s draft will play his 10th NHL game tomorrow night against Nashville.
Stay tuned for more from practice.