Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot joined his teammates on the ice in Leduc, Friday, after a month-long hiatus due to a shoulder injury he sustained.
“He’s not playing, he won’t play in Vancouver so his year is basically over,” said Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound winger, who injured his shoulder in a game against the New York Islanders on February 28, wanted to enjoy one last skate with his team before the end of the season.
“He wanted to get back on the skates and see what it was like to handle the puck and shoot it a little bit with his injury,” said McLellan. “Obviously, he has improved to the point where he could do that but he’s certainly not ready to play.”