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BLOG: Yamamoto continues making his case

2017 first-rounder was the Oilers best forward Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB -  Kailer Yamamoto does not want to go away.

The 2017 first-rounder scored his fifth goal of the pre-season against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday and was one of the best Oilers in the 6-2 loss.

"He's kind of just steadily played his game," said Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan. "He got pucks out when he needed to, made plays, no glaring turnovers. I thought he managed his shift length well, where we had some other guys who milked it and went a little too long. Found a way to get to the blue paint and touch one in for a goal. It's been impressive to watch him."

Video: POST-GAME RAW | Todd McLellan

McLellan liked the play of the diminutive winger that he placed him on a line with Connor McDavid and Patrick Maroon at one point, leaving a lasting impression on the bench boss.

"I'm excited about it," said McLellan. "The 18-year-old isn't supposed to step in and play but when he continues to open your eyes - and you wouldn't be asking me these questions if he didn't open yours - he deserves the opportunity to keep going."

McLellan went as far as to say he could see Yamamoto continuing with the big squad.

"I don't care who plays on our team," he said. "We need 23 guys to wear jerseys, whether he's 18 or 38, we want to win. It doesn't matter to me what their names are or how big they are, if they can get the job done then they should play."

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GAME STORY: Hurricanes 6, Oilers 2

The Hurricanes went 3-for-6 on the man-advantage, scored a shorthanded marker and two even strength goals to defeat the Oilers 6-2 on Monday

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Hurricanes manufactured a special teams storm against the Oilers on Monday, scoring three power-play markers, a shorthanded tally and two even strength goals to defeat Edmonton 6-2.

Video: OILERS TODAY | vs Hurricanes Post-Game

 

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Hurricanes

Get minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night at Rogers Place

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the Hurricanes tonight in pre-season action at Rogers Place.

Stay tuned for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog below.

OILERS APP USERS: Click here to view our LIVE in-game blog!

If you want to watch the game live, there are several options for you. 

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  • Due to NHL broadcast regulations, this game cannot be seen outside of the Oilers Broadcast Region (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories)

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PREVIEW: Oilers vs. Hurricanes

Get news, notes and lineups ahead of tonight's pre-season game. Tonight's game is presented by the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation - Mighty Millions Lottery

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers play the Hurricanes tonight in their final pre-season home game looking to extend their unbeaten run of pre-season games to six. 

You can watch tonight's game on EdmontonOilers.com within the Oilers Region or listen on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Video: OILERS TODAY | vs. Hurricanes Pre-Game

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BLOG: Strome comments on Saturday's line shuffling

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

EDMONTON, AB - Ryan Strome was slotted to play with Connor McDavid on Saturday night against the Winnipeg Jets, but by the end of the game he was shuffled down the lineup. Jesse Puljujärvi was the beneficiary of the move, sliding up to play with the Oilers captain.

McLellan said after the game he was hoping to get Ryan to be "a little harder and a little more competitive, so it was sending him a bit of a message."

Video: PRE-GAME RAW | Ryan Strome

That was one of the factors why the move was made. The shuffling got Puljujärvi going as well. Strome commented Monday, on changing lines and his overall game.

"I saw a couple of the clips that I thought could have been improved on," said Strome. "Clean that up and I really just think that at the end of the day you have to get yourself ready for the start of the year. It's building, and trying to get to where you want to be. It's great. I got to see the clips this morning and there were a couple of things I remember from the bench. The team responded well, I thought I responded well. It's kind of good to play with different guys too and I think you've just got to get your game where you want to be, and it's part of the learning process."

Strome expect to have a bounce-back game next time he hits the ice.

"Now is the time to clean those things up," said Strome. "I don't think it's anything too huge, it's just a matter of knowing your job, getting your job done and helping the team out. It's pretty simple."

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FEATURE: Larsson more calm this season, ready for big year

Adam Larsson comes to the Oilers a more calm player this season and is ready for a big year

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

EDMONTON, AB - If you listen to Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan talk about his players, there's a recurring theme among those entering their second year with the club. He said it for Andrej Sekera entering last season, and he says it for Milan Lucic and Adam Larsson this year.

The first season can be quite the challenge.

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FEATURE: Puljujarvi has big night

Jesse Puljujarvi had a big night in the Oilers pre-season win over the Winnipeg Jets, scoring two goals and adding an assist

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

EDMONTON, AB - You couldn't have scripted it much better.

Jesse Puljujarvi spoke Saturday morning about wanting to better his performance from the one he had in his first pre-season game against Calgary.

Video: WPG@EDM: Puljujarvi chips home a loose puck for a PPG

"I can be better (at everything)," the Finnish winger said. "I can be faster, a better passer and I have to shoot and score."

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RELEASE: Oilers release six

Downing, Jones, Laleggia and Mantha assigned to Condors; Callahan and Lowe on waivers

by Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have reduced their training camp roster by six today. The following players have been assigned to the Bakersfield Condors (AHL).
 
Grayson Downing (F)
Caleb Jones (D)
Joey Laleggia (F)
Ryan Mantha (D)
 
In addition, the following players will be placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment.
 
Mitch Callahan (F)
Keegan Lowe (D)
 
The Oilers roster now sits at 36 players (4 goalies, 11 defenceman and 21 forwards).
 
Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented by Molson Canadian, Rogers, Ford, Scotiabank and the Rexall Family of Pharmacies.

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GAME STORY: Oilers 6, Jets 2

Jesse Puljujärvi scored two goals as the Oilers defeated the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 in pre-season play

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

Video: Malone, Puljujarvi tally twice in 6-2 win

EDMONTON, AB - Jesse Puljujärvi got his offence going while Edmonton stayed perfect in pre-season play with a 6-2 win over the visiting Winnipeg Jets.

Puljujärvi said after the morning skate he wanted to have a better all-around performance in his second pre-season game, and he expressed a desire to shoot more and score. He finished the game with three points, including his first two goals of the exhibition season.

He was bumped up during the game to play on Connor McDavid's wing after starting with Jussi Jokinen and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Video: OILERS TODAY | vs. Jets Post-Game

 

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Jets

Get minute-by-minute updates of tonight's game between the Oilers and Jets. You can also watch the game LIVE

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the Jets tonight in pre-season action at Rogers Place.

Stay tuned for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog below.

OILERS APP USERS: Click here to view our LIVE in-game blog!

If you want to watch the game live, there are several options for you. 

INSIDE THE OILERS REGION: 

OUTSIDE THE OILERS REGION:

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