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BLOG: Yakupov looks ready

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Nail Yakupov took to the ice at Clareview Recreation Centre today and once again participated in all of the drills. It looks as though the Oilers winger will be ready to return to game action tomorrow night against St. Louis, after nursing a groin injury.

Oilers Interim Coach Todd Nelson all but confirmed it.

“It looks like it,” Nelson said. “He skated good today, worked hard and it looks like he’s back to normal.”

As for who Yakupov would replace in the lineup, Nelson says he hasn’t discussed that with General Manager Craig MacTavish yet.

“Craig and I haven’t had discussions with that. We’ll discuss it later on today,” Nelson said.

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