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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Some lineup notes for the Oilers ahead of tomorrow night’s home opener include the naming of the starting goaltender. Ben Scrivens will get the first start in net tomorrow against Calgary, while Viktor Fasth will start against Vancouver on Saturday.

Defenceman Nikita Nikitin (ankle) is cleared to play tomorrow night. Also on the blueline, young defencemen Oscar Klefbom and Darnell Nurse will sit out the first game.

Oilers Head Coach Dallas Eakins said that barring illness, everyone would play.

Benoit Pouliot’s (hip flexor) prognosis looks better. Pouliot skated Wednesday morning after missing practice on Tuesday, and says he feels good.

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