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Hemsky, Pouliot injury updates and more

by Steve Taylor / Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers returned to the ice for the first time in 2009 on Friday, in preparation for a meeting with the Dallas Stars Saturday night.

We spoke with a number of players, including injury updates on both Ales Hemsky and Marc Pouliot. Among the players we talked to include Erik Cole, Sam Gagner, Sheldon Souray and head coach Craig MacTavish. The Oilers head coach touched on a wide variety of topics including the possibility of the team bringing in a faceoff specialist.

Friday's Video:Friday's Audio: Whitby Dunlops defenceman Don Sanderson passed away early Friday morning due to head trauma suffered after his helmet came off in a fight during a senior hockey game on December 12 in Brantford, Ontario.

On Friday afternoon, several Oilers players and head coach Craig MacTavish talked about helmets in hockey and fighting in the game.

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