More and more Oilers players are filtering back to the city as training camp approaches. On the ice today, about 30 players and prospects gathered at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park for an informal skate.
Among them was David Perron, who is pleased to see so many teammates arriving in Edmonton. He hopes the early arrivals help the team get ready for training camp and pre-season which are quickly approaching.
“We’ve been done playing since April and it’s something we’re trying to change,” Perron said. “With more and more teams, their veteran guys are showing up earlier and earlier so as soon as camp starts they are ready to go. Three days after camp starts I think we have an exhibition game so it’s something where we have to be as ready as possible. When I asked the trainers a couple of days ago about how many guys were in town they said roughly 30. I thought he was kidding at first but it’s a nice showing of veteran guys and prospects. We’ll see who is going to be able to make the team.”