The Oilers claim that one of the reasons that they went out and claimed Steve MacIntyre off of waivers was because of what transpired in their pre-season game against the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver's Zack Kassian caught Sam Gagner in the face with a high-stick, resulting in a broken jaw.
Taylor Hall also took an elbow to the head in that game which resulted in the Oilers Mike Brown squaring off with Dale Weise in a fight.
MacIntyre will be one of the Oilers players who will answer the bell when it comes time to protect the young stars on the roster. Kassian had some harsh words to say about the Oilers pick up.
"Perfect," Kassian told the media. "I don't think he can skate, that's the last thing on our mind."
The Oilers and the Canucks play each other five times this season. The first of which is on Saturday October 5.