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Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan shuffled his power-play units at practice on Monday

by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

EDMONTON, AB - Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan hinted that he was going to do some shuffling to his lineup following the team's loss to Washington. In their first day back to practice, he did just that.

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were the most notable change on the power play, with both now leading their own units.

"They both are capable of playing in a certain area in the offensive zone," said McLellan. "They both are capable of quarterbacking a power-play unit. I think when the two of them are together, they're dynamic, there's no doubt about it but they have the tendency to look for each other a lot. This way they get their own units. I think it's going to create a competitive environment between the two units. If one unit gets hot and gets going, they get the ice time. The other one has got to pull up their socks. That's what we're trying to create right now."

McDavid was with Oscar Klefbom, Patrick Maroon, Drake Caggiula and Mark Letestu. Draisaitl was with Ryan Strome, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Milan Lucic and Matthew Benning.

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