The Oilers elected to sit first-round picks Darnell Nurse and Oscar Klefbom for the season opener. Head Coach Dallas Eakins was asked after the game when the two youngsters will get an opportunity to play. He wasn’t quite ready to make a decision, but says he doesn’t want any player sitting out for long.
“We’ll have to discuss it,” Eakins said. “You really don’t want anybody sitting very long. It doesn’t matter what their age is, but certainly at that stage in their development you don’t want them missing a lot of games.”